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  • 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┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • 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...
  • Irvine Council approves budget, term limits measure

    Presented with operating costs of just over $157 million for the coming fiscal year, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of its second straight balanced budget proposal. The 2014-15 proposal presented earlier this week reflects an...
  • Council set to vote on $140-million budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to adopt a $140-million budget that includes about $19 million worth of capital-improvement projects. Funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins in July, marks an increase of 6.3%, or $8.3...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should add to reserve funds

    After reading Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's commentary, "City is gaining on its most serious issues" (May 28), I had to comment on some omissions. Righeimer likes to take credit for the improved city budget, but he fails to mention that an improved...
  • Costa Mesa budget is higher, still balanced

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved 3 to 2 a nearly $140-million balanced budget for the next fiscal year, with some disagreement arising from last-minute changes to the capital improvements funding. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger won inclusion of three...
  • Apodaca: Ending tenure isn't the only answer in education reform

    In the past month we've seen some potentially huge changes for public schools in California. Unfortunately, these changes will likely do little to actually improve the quality of education. And in one case, some harm could result. The first and most...
  • John Mangum to head Philharmonic Society of Orange County

    John Mangum to head Philharmonic Society of Orange County
    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has picked John Mangum, a veteran of nine years on the planning teams of four prominent orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to succeed the retiring Dean Corey as president and artistic director....
  • City might take over senior center

    City might take over senior center
    After months of strained negotiations with the Costa Mesa Senior Center board of directors, the city might take over the ailing 19th Street center sooner than anticipated. City staff issued a recommendation Friday that the City Council terminate the...