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  • Commentary: The threat to Proposition 13

    As Sacramento's new supermajority gears up to tear down California's "third rail of politics," it is vital to explain what makes Proposition 13 so important, and why plans to destroy it could hurt Californians for years to come. Before Proposition 13...
  • From the Boathouse: Tax or not, boycott is wrong

    Ahoy! I remember when I started writing about the tidelands tax — the residents with docks on the bay were quiet. Oh, Mike Henn, it is a tax, but I agree with you on no boycott of the parade. I mentioned that once the commercial, marina and...
  • Property taxes due Monday

    The first installment of the 2012-13 secured property taxes must be paid by Monday to avoid late charges, according to county officials. If received payments do not have a postal stamp of Monday or earlier, the payer will be subject to a 10% delinquent...
  • Newport-Mesa could face millions in cuts

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's budget has been slashed by nearly $12 million for the next school year, but other cuts won't be determined until the state budget is approved. The district's funding for special programs is...
  • Apodaca: Now is the time to pay attention

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's budget outlook is going from bad to worse, and if there's ever a time to make your voice heard, now is it. The budget crisis in Sacramento means that even the best-case scenario for education is bleak. The...
  • It's A Gray Area: Correcting mistakes of Prop. 13

    This column has already discussed the "sacred cow" issue of Social Security, and I have not (yet) been run out of town, so summoning up all of my courage, I will now turn my attention to a discussion about correcting the mistakes of Proposition 13....
  • Mailbag: Open Space Initiative deserves support

    Isn't great to live in Laguna Beach surrounded by 22,000 acres of natural open space? Elsewhere in Orange County the boundaries between two cities are just lines with no buffer to urban sprawl. How did this happen? Was it just an accident? No. It is...
  • Mailbag: Business owner appreciates Pilot coverage

    I wanted to thank the Daily Pilot for the unbelievable article about me and my new store that was included (very prominently!) in last Wednesday's edition ('Old things have a soul', Oct. 18), and again for the second mention in Greer Wylder's weekly...
  • Costa Mesa calls emergency meeting to discuss $1.4M payment

    Costa Mesa city officials have called an emergency meeting for Thursday to discuss a property tax payment the county claims the city owes. The city has until Thursday to pay $1.4 million to the Orange County Auditor-Controller or it will be slapped...
  • Council agrees to pay tax bill, but will fight it

    The Costa Mesa City Council agreed at an emergency meeting Thursday to pay the state $1.4 million it has asked for in property tax revenues from the city's dissolved Redevelopment Agency. "It's our belief we don't owe them anything," Finance Director...
  • Mailbag: Mayor backs Measure V

    At the recent Corona del Mar candidate's debate, candidate Mark Tabbert, talking about Measure V, suggested that it was a good thing that the City Council could raise property taxes without a vote of the people since pensions are a high cost to the city....
  • H.B. Council caps property tax

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to cap the property tax the city collects to pay for public safety employees' retirement benefits. The council voted 4-2 in favor of capping the tax at a penny and a half on every $100 of assessed property...