COSTA MESA — Is she or isn't she working for the city of Costa Mesa?
There seems to have been some confusion about the employment status of Becky Bailey-Findley, whom Costa Mesa hired as a consultant to help with its negotiations to buy the Orange County Fairgrounds from the state.
City officials late today issued a statement clarifying her status and saying that Bailey-Findley is still working as a city consultant. She will step aside once she completes her current assignment, City Manager Allan Roeder said in an interview Wednesday.
On Tuesday evening, during a special joint meeting between the Orange County Fairgrounds Authority and the City Council, an exchange between Councilwoman Katrina Foley and City Manager Allan Roeder had given the audience the impression that Bailey-Findley no longer worked for the city.
That came as a surprise to Bailey-Findley, who thought she was still employed with the city Tuesday.