COIN process (labor negotiations)

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Negotiations: Costa Mesa Division Managers Assn. (CMDMA)

Per the COIN Ordinance, the City Council at the September 1st, 2015 Council Meeting designated the Chief Negotiator and City's representatives in negotiations with the Costa Mesa Division Managers Association CMDMA. In addition, the Council authorized staff to have the independent fiscal analysis completed per the requirements of the COIN Ordinance. 

Negotiations: Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. (CMCEA)

The City of Costa Mesa is currently in labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa City Employees' Assn. (CMCEA). The association membership ratified in July the 2013-2016 CMCEA Memorandum of Understanding. As required by the Civic Ordinance In Negotiations (COIN) ordinance, the following documents are posted for the public:

Per the COIN ordinance, the public had an opportunity to weigh in on the 2013-2016 CMCEA Memorandum of Understanding at the Sept. 2, 2014 City Council meetings. The public will also be able to give its input at the  Sept. 16, 2014 City Council meeting. The contract will not be in effect unless approved by the City Council.

Here are the city and Costa Mesa City Employees' Assn. (CMCEA) proposals in reverse chronological order and their annual fiscal impacts. 

Negotiations: Costa Mesa Police Assn. (CMPA)

The City of Costa Mesa is currently in labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Police Assn. As required by the COIN ordinance, the city and Costa Mesa City Employees' Assn. (CMCEA) proposals will be listed below in reverse chronological order along with their annual fiscal impacts.

Tentative Agreement

 

Negotiations: Costa Mesa Police Management Assn. (CMPMA)

The City of Costa Mesa is currently in labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Police Management Assn. (CMPMA). As required by the COIN ordinance, the city and Costa Mesa Police Management Assn. proposals will be listed below in reverse chronological order along with their annual fiscal impacts.

Negotiations: Costa Mesa Fire Assn. (CMFA)

The City of Costa Mesa is currently in labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Fire Assn. As required by the COIN ordinance, the city and Costa Mesa Fire Assn. proposals will be listed below in reverse chronological order along with their annual fiscal impacts. 

Negotiations: Costa Mesa Fire Management Assn. (CMFMA)

The City of Costa Mesa is currently in labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Fire Management Assn. As required by the COIN ordinance, the city and Costa Mesa Fire Management Assn. proposals will be listed below in reverse chronological order along with their annual fiscal impacts.

COIN Background

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In 2012, the Costa Mesa City Council passed the Civic Openness in Negotiations (COIN) ordinance that brings more transparency to labor negotiations with public employee associations. You can read the staff report here, the ordinance here, and a sample of the independent financial analysis of the cost of the current employee contracts that will begin each negotiation here.

This PowerPoint presentation, given to the Assn. of California Cities-OC, provides a basic primer on COIN.

This PowerPoint presentation on COIN was prepared by Richard Kreisler, the city’s labor negotiator.

This PowerPoint presentation on COIN was prepared by Richard Kreisler, the city’s labor negotiator.

When the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. contract expired in March 2013, the city completed an independent fiscal analysis of each employee benefit and posted it on the city's website more than 30 days before negotiations began. You can find the analysis here.

Among COIN’s requirements:

  • The city must hire an independent negotiator (in Costa Mesa, prior councils had an executive level public employee handle the negotiations).
  • Before contract talks with an employee association begin, an independent economic analysis must be done on the fiscal impacts of each contract term and the results of that analysis must be made public 30 days prior to negotiations.
  • Each council member must disclose if he or she had any communications about the negotiations with representatives of the employee association.
  • As negotiations begin, the City Council must report publicly after closed sessions any prior offers and counter offers and their fiscal impact to the taxpayer. 
  • Any meet-and-confer-related bargaining positions received or made by either side that are no longer being considered must be disclosed.
  • Before the City Council can vote on an employee contract, it must be discussed at at least two City Council meetings and the proposal posted on the city’s website at least seven days prior to the first meeting.