COSTA MESA — The city announced Thursday that it is formally exploring partnerships with Newport Beach and Huntington Beach to share multiple services.
Costa Mesa is looking into sharing the SWAT team, emergency dispatch, animal control and other services, Costa Mesa city officials announced Thursday.
Many of the ideas have been publicly discussed this year as possible options for the cash-strapped city.
"The idea of sharing municipal services with our neighboring cities has been talked about for years, but with the recent fiscal challenges, it has been given added urgency," said city spokesman William Lobdell. "Costa Mesa is looking at all avenues to become more efficient, including teaming up with Newport Beach and Huntington Beach and outsourcing where appropriate."