COSTA MESA — City employees have reluctantly agreed to participate in the newly formed Contracting Committees that will review Costa Mesa services before city Chief Executive Tom Hatch opens them up for bidding from outside groups.
In a letter to Hatch on Tuesday, Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. (CMCEA) President Helen Nenadal said the organization will participate, but she repeated her request that the union see the committee's guidelines ahead of time.
Her request was in response to a letter Hatch sent to the CMCEA on Friday.
"You will have an opportunity for your representatives to review the city attorney guidelines at the same time as the other members of the committee, which is completely consistent with that policy," Hatch said. "I am sure you will find that the guidelines are consistent with the policy and [employee contracts.]"