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  • O.C. better off in dealing with drought, expert says

    Orange County is in better shape than most areas when it comes to dealing with California's increasingly dire water woes, a longtime water policy expert said at a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday morning. But better than most is still...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa election is about trustworthiness

    Who will listen to you? Whom do you trust? These are the key questions Costa Mesa voters need to ask themselves as they decide on Nov. 4 who will lead their city. They are quintessential questions in any election, but especially in this one. Ask...
  • Commentary: Look at the changes — just what Costa Mesa needs

    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. Lately, we have been hearing a lot about the fruition of some long-needed improvements to our city. Still, there...
  • Costa Mesa's latest budget surplus: $6 million

    Costa Mesa's general fund for the previous fiscal year is showing at least a $6-million surplus, officials announced in a news release this week. The amount comes from a preliminary audit for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which ended in June. Final audit...
  • Commentary: Cities should support early childhood education

    Re. "The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs," (Sept. 18): When I read the story about National Child Awareness Month, I saw the potential for organizations like its sponsor, the Festival of Children Foundation, to be leaders in helping...
  • Commentary: It's time to stop overspending in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach Councilman Mike Henn's recent commentary about the city's finances is worthy of a response ["Commentary: Prepayment of debt would trigger financial penalties," Sept. 15]. His condescending reference to education and ignorance is...
  • Commentary: Toll lanes go against the spirit of Measure M funding

    There has been a lot of discussion about whether toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 Freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective — truthful and efficient use of tax...
  • Newport council members defend handling of city finances

    As in most cities, campaign signs have multiplied on lawns and street poles in Newport Beach. Knocks at the door have become expected. A candidates forum seems to occur every few days. Among the pamphlets and speeches, strong critiques of recent...
  • Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

    In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available. Lacking the desired data, the 2013-14 group tried to use its...
  • City lauded for 'Costa Mesa Minute,' financial reporting

    Costa Mesa recently won awards for its public-access programming and financial reporting. The "Costa Mesa Minute" show won a Golden Hub of Innovation award from the Assn. of California Cities, Orange County. The show took first place in the Technology...
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a report released this week recommended...
  • Commentary: Newport is fiscally sound, and council intends to keep it that way

    Two years into a four-year Newport Beach City Council term, it is not unusual for me to still feel like "the new guy." But in those two years, I've had opportunities to contribute to many city committee and council efforts and have added to my existing...