As its neighbor Costa Mesa plans to outsource half its workforce, the Newport Beach City Council will consider Tuesday if it should contract out its parking meter operations and enforcement.
The city would have to lay off a full-time meter service worker and a supervisor and it would eliminate the part-time work of another service worker. Additionally, three vacant Police Department parking enforcement positions would remain unfilled, and another service worker plans to retire in April, according to city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan.
In total, almost seven jobs would be removed from the city workforce.
"This program is ideal for contracting out because the industry is very specialized and is able to create greater efficiencies than an in-house operation," Administrative Service Director Tracy McCraner wrote in a staff report.