COSTA MESA — City officials plan to post employees' salaries online in hopes of making them more readily available for public review.
Costa Mesa began discussing whether to post all municipal salaries before the Los Angeles Times began a series on high salaries in Bell, which led to the resignation of the city manager, assistant city manager and police chief. Costa Mesa began discussing the idea in May after an Orange County Register blogger published a survey of city managers' salaries countywide.
"I think certainly in light of all the public discussion, I think it's a good idea," City Manager Allan Roeder said. "As we envision it at this point, and again, this is something at the discussion stage, my expectation is that it will be done by job title and/or job classification for all positions, not just for managers."