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  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and benefits along with a massive retroactive pension increase that has cost local taxpayers untold millions of dollars and helped drive our unfunded pension liability to more than a quarter-billion dollars.
  • Mailbag: Letter fails to explain why Measure Y would ease traffic

    In the Forum Section of the Sept. 15 edition of the Daily Pilot there was a letter written by Harbor Commissioner Joe Stapleton with the headline "Measure Y Would Reduce Traffic Across Newport Beach." The City Council-developer driven Measure Y purports...

    From the Boathouse: Get your license to turn the wheel

    Ahoy! Boater's licensing is official in California! Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Sept. 18 by signing SB 941 (Monning) into law. The new law requires almost every recreational boater to have a state-issued vessel operator card in a phased-in program...

    Seal Beach will trap and kill coyotes after pet deaths

    Seal Beach will trap and kill coyotes after pet deaths
    Responding to howls from angry residents, the Seal Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin trapping and euthanizing coyotes. The feral canines have been linked to several pet deaths in the small beach town on the Orange County/Los...

    Mailbag: Parents who don't vaccinate put kids at risk

    During my recent annual physical examination, my physician cautioned me about the whooping cough epidemic in Newport Beach. Given this unbelievably bad news, I had a Tdap booster vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. Why is there a...