COSTA MESA — Though originally told they could be laid off by mid-September, the earliest Costa Mesa workers could see their jobs outsourced is Nov. 19, city officials announced Friday.
"The city wanted to let the employees know that nothing is going to happen until at least this time," city spokesman Bill Lobdell said.
On March 17, 213 workers received notices that they could be laid off in six months.
As a result of a Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. lawsuit, an Orange County Superior Court judge barred the city from outsourcing its services to the private sector until the matter is resolved in court; however, Costa Mesa can still research the outsourcing possibilities.