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  • Commentary: Stop the charter city madness

    Just a few months ago, Costa Mesa held a charter election that cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. After hearing all the arguments, voters rejected a risky move to change our fundamental form of government. Although a resounding 60% of...
  • Schools budget gets preliminary OK

    As the school district's chief business official likes to put it, the budget has "weathered the storm" of the recession. Paul Reed, who also serves as Newport-Mesa Unified's deputy superintendent, on Tuesday presented the district's balanced,...
  • Apodaca: Admissions policies are not the real problem

    Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding (sort of) affirmative action in higher education probably won't register a jot here in California, where race-based preferences were banned by voters in 1996. But inequality in education remains a...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • Costa Mesa ends fiscal year with surplus

    Costa Mesa ended the 2011-12 fiscal year with a $2.5-million budget surplus, city officials said Tuesday. They cited increased revenue from sales and hotel taxes, as well as "disciplined spending," according to a news release. The fiscal year ended...
  • Trying to stop bleeding at Great Park

    The Orange County Great Park board of directors has approved a five-year business plan that supporters say will put an end to the financial hemorrhaging in the annual budget. Although directors Larry Agran and Beth Krom each suggested alternatives,...
  • Apodaca: Optimism and the state budget

    Gov. Jerry Brown has gone to great pains lately to inject a large dose of an unfamiliar characteristic — optimism — into discussions about state finances. His surprise announcement that California is now operating in the black, and that...
  • Smith: How would you spend Costa Mesa's surplus?

    In Washington, D.C., reducing the massive U.S. deficit is now the top priority, as it should be. While the U.S. drowns in red ink, Costa Mesa has a challenge every city would love to have. Today, Costa Mesa has a budget surplus of $2.5 million. The...
  • Commentary: What the fiscal cliff means to O.C. taxpayers

    There has been much hand-wringing over the "fiscal cliff" in the media lately, but very little about what protective measures citizens can take should we end up diving off the cliff head-first. For those of us who are not ready to repatriate it's time...
  • Mailbag: Change is never going to be 'low stress'

    In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
  • Commentary: Controversy of mayor pro tem is 'Orwellian'

    Only in an Orwellian world is a vote for the councilman whose majority side won this past election considered controversial. Yet, this is what the losing pro-union side now advocates. They claim that Councilwoman Wendy Leece — who pooh poohs the...
  • Apodaca: The debt worry du jour

    A media frenzy has erupted over a controversial type of debt financing often used by California school districts, including Newport-Mesa, to pay for construction projects. So-called capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, have become the debt worry du jour,...