COSTA MESA — Though widely reported and talked about openly, Orange County's organized labor came out officially as the funding source for the Repair Costa Mesa ad campaign this week with a fictitious business name notice in the Daily Pilot.
"There had to be a way to organize that group and organize the money," said Jennifer Muir, spokeswoman for the Orange County Employees Assn., which ran the notice in Tuesday's Pilot. "That's why it's being done, that's why it's through us. It doesn't make sense for a Greg Ridge or Sandy Genis to take on full financial responsibility or control."
The notice listed Repair Costa Mesa's address as OCEA headquarters in Santa Ana, with the organization's treasurer listed as Repair Costa Mesa's treasurer. The notice was filed with the county March 24.