On Election Day, I will be voting in favor of Measure Y. Here's why I think Measure Y offers a valuable amendment to the current general plan.
Costa Mesa is safer than candidate implies
Being elected to the Newport Beach City Council or even being appointed to fill a vacancy or serve on a commission in no way conveys any special omniscience.
As a District 4 resident representative on the 2006 General Plan Advisory Committee, I worked with the Newport Beach City Council to ensure that the final buildout development allotments at Newport Center did not generate traffic to exceed the six-lane capacities of Pacific Coast Highway, Jamboree...
As an accountant, I am fairly cognizant of the numbers and financial issues being brought up in the City Council election in Newport Beach.
This post has been corrected, as noted below.
Re. "Ex-Costa Mesa worker in another flap over campaign signs," Oct. 23: As stated in the article, "During the heated 2012 City Council race, (former city employee Steven) White allegedly was...
When it comes to endorsements, the employee associations usually stay with what they know, instead of what might be.
It was standing room only at the Civic Center the other night as Speak-Up Newport hosted a debate on Measure Y.
I am responding to the written piece presented by Eric Bever in the Daily Pilot ("Commentary: Employee unions are paying for Costa Mesa political mail," Oct. 22). As usual, he presents one side...
Councilman Ed Selich's commentary about Measure Y is misleading in the extreme ("Commentary: Why I Support Newport Beach Measure Y," Oct. 20).
Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation?
Re: Devin Lucas' commentary, "A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control," (Oct. 21):
When you vote this November — and you surely must — please keep reasoning in mind. Political parties are not an issue here. I know people from political persuasions different from mine, and they agree we must take care not to damage valuable natural areas in Fairview Park.
"Make Costa Mesa better for families" has been my guiding principle during my years on the Planning Commission, City Council and Newport-Mesa school board. Nothing is as important to families than knowing that they are safe and secure in their own homes.
I urge voters to elect Wendy Leece to the Orange County Water District, Division 7.
Some researchers recommend that women get mammograms annually after age 40. Others suggest the test is best if women receive it every other year starting at age 50.
When I ask patients if they perform regular breast self-exams I often hear, "no," and the excuse, "I'm not high-risk."
As we approach the Nov. 4 election, Newport Beach residents have been receiving campaign literature in support of the candidates running for the City Council.
Costa Mesa has $228 million in unfunded pension liability, money we owe to past and present city employees.
As a lifelong Republican and a resident of Newport Beach for 55 years, I am saddened to see the intrusion of some ultra-partisan party leaders advancing an agenda in Newport Beach that has nothing to do with the Republican values held by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
My household has received a number of political mailers from out-of-town government employee unions, each endorsing council candidates Katrina Foley and Jay Humphrey and opposing the proposed Costa Mesa charter, Measure O.
I am perplexed by the argument against Measure Y.
I've watched and written about Mayor Jim Righeimer since he arrived in Costa Mesa from Fountain Valley.
I'm a Republican, and I am tired of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) representing me.
Our family has resided on the Westside since before Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953, which means we have seen a great deal of change.
We endorse Chris Bunyan for the Costa Mesa City Council. Residents have been calling for change. To quote Bunyan, "So why do they keep digging up candidates from the Costa Mesa graveyard and expecting change?"
The ideological differences surrounding Costa Mesa's proposed charter are as simple as most other Republican-Democrat issues, and the anti-charter comrades need to stop masking their motives and be honest: They want more unionization.
Re: "Costa Mesa's latest budget surplus: $6 million," (Oct. 8): Now the city needs to decide what to do with the surplus.
"Mailbag: Stop partisan city politics," (Oct. 7) makes an interesting point about not wanting to know candidates' political parties. The implication is that there is something untoward about such...
I am in my 20th year of service to Newport Beach. I served 10 years on the Planning Commission and am in my 10th year on the City Council.
I ran to represent Southern California on the Board of Equalization to change the culture at the state's most-comprehensive tax agency.
Who will listen to you? Whom do you trust?
I am confused by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. On the one hand, when asked about the latest Corona del Mar High School news regarding the arrest of Timothy Lai, the tutor arrested in the alleged hacking case, the district spokeswoman stated that, "We consider the matter to be closed,"...
My philosophy has always been to openly address challenging issues and commit to achieving meaningful solutions.
I first signed the pledge to protect Proposition 13 in 1998 as a candidate for the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees.
I went to the beach this morning to watch the waves. The scene was epic. You don't see this many stoked surfers all that often in Newport.
Mesa Verde Community Inc. presented an excellent forum for Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustee candidates. All the candidates would bring good qualities and useful insights to the school board.
While Newport Beach's issuance of debt for the Civic Center and park occurred in November 2010, before I was even on the council, political consultant Dave Ellis' slate of City Council candidates (who never said a peep for four years) now question whether we have prudently managed our finances.
I am a former Newport Beach mayor. I have continually lived in the Port Streets for over 35 years. I am voting no on Measure Y for the following reasons: