COSTA MESA — Despite a roadblock from the courts temporarily barring the city from outsourcing city services to private companies, Costa Mesa moved forward this week with its restructuring, putting out three more city services for potential outsourcing.
Costa Mesa requested bids to take over its animal control, building inspection and video production, with a fourth service — payroll, according to the city's schedule — likely to be opened up for bidding next week.
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this month signed an order prohibiting any city jobs from being replaced by private workers. It doesn't, however, keep Costa Mesa officials from exploring the option. The city can continue pursuing outsourcing jobs to public agencies, such as the Orange County Fire Authority absorbing the city's fire department.