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  • Commentary: Consider possible safety ramifications of Measure Y

    As a District 4 resident representative on the 2006 General Plan Advisory Committee, I worked with the Newport Beach City Council to ensure that the final buildout development allotments at Newport Center did not generate traffic to exceed the six-lane capacities of Pacific Coast Highway, Jamboree Road, San Joaquin Hills Road and MacArthur Boulevard (four lanes adjacent to City Hall.)
  • Commentary: Measure Y would prevent traffic spikes in our neighborhoods

    By Tony Petros My name is Tony Petros. I am a Newport Beach city councilman, but my occupation is a transportation planner. For the past 30 years, I have worked on mobility projects as close as Costa Mesa and as far away as the Middle East. Along the...

    Mailbag: Why the lack of commitment on global warming?

    Kudos to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and the excellent moderator Lucy Dunn for putting on the forum for eight candidates vying for four City Council seats in the Nov. 4 election. Great candidates, excellent debate and a packed audience for...

    Mailbag: Grand jury report gets it wrong on JWA

    Those of us who are affected by John Wayne Airport's noise and air pollution thank Supervisor John Moorlach for his recent critical comments regarding an Orange County Grand Jury report on the facility. Moorlach rightfully stated, in the Orange County...

    OCC expansion plans worry neighbors

    Costa Mesa residents will likely see increased traffic on city streets and more noise during construction as Orange Coast College moves forward with its Vision 2020 plan for expansion, according to an environmental impact report. The 486-page document...