COSTA MESA — An injunction prohibiting the city from outsourcing employee-performed work to private companies will remain in place after the California Court of Appeal in Santa Ana on Thursday threw out the city's petition to have it lifted.
The three-judge panel — consisting of Acting Presiding Justice William Rylaarsdam, and associate justices Richard Aronson and Raymond Ikola — dismissed Costa Mesa's 43-page petition for a writ of mandate.
"Courts continue to reject any justification for the City Council majority's outsourcing scheme," Orange County Employees Assn. spokeswoman Jennifer Muir said in a news release. "We sincerely hope this latest rebuke by the courts will motivate the council to abandon its needless campaign against its employees and all the residents who have urged them to stop dismantling the city."