SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

August 14, 2012 15:20 ET

OCBC Endorses Candidates for Costa Mesa City Council

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed three candidates for Costa Mesa City Council: Council incumbents Gary Monahan and Steve Mensinger, and newcomer Colin McCarthy.

"Costa Mesa, with its cultural and retail destinations, is part of the economic engine that helps drive Orange County's prosperity. OCBC recognizes that Monahan, Mensinger and McCarthy understand the balance between business and government needed to enhance economic development in the region," said Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO.

McCarthy currently serves as the Chairman of the Costa Mesa Planning Commission and the Founder and President of the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association. During his time on the Costa Mesa Planning Commission he was integral in the rehabilitation of Harbor Boulevard and the revitalization of Triangle Square.

Gary Monahan was first elected to the Costa Mesa City Council in 1994 and has served the City as Mayor three times. He is a member of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Costa Mesa Tourism and Promotions Council Board. As a local business owner, he is invested in the city and provides the Council with a unique perspective on the impact of city policies that affect the business community.

Steve Mensinger was appointed to the Costa Mesa City Council in 2011 and currently serves as the Council Liaison to the Redevelopment and Residential Rehabilitation (3R) Committee and the Newport Mesa School Board providing benefit to the City with his 26 years' experience in the real estate industry. Mensinger has served as a Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner, as well as the Planning Commission Liaison to the Newport Mesa School Board. He is a demonstrated community leader, and remains committed to participating in many community organizations and non-profit's including the South Coast Metro Alliance, Girls Inc., Boy Scouts of America, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and Costa Mesa United.

"OCBC is pleased to support Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan for re-election, and Colin McCarthy to the Costa Mesa City Council," said Dunn. "They have shown their commitment to building a strong future for Costa Mesa, as well as being advocates of the four core initiatives the Business Council supports."

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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