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  • Commentary: Tell us why we should become a charter city

    It has only been six months since the first proposed Costa Mesa city charter was defeated by 60% of the voters, but on Tuesday the Costa Mesa City Council held a study session with the first question being, "Should Costa Mesa pursue becoming a charter...
  • UCI students approve fee to help newspaper

    UC Irvine's campus newspaper will stay in print thanks to students who approved a new registration fee at the ballot box this week. Staff of the New University student newspaper had been campaigning for a 99-cent per quarter fee to finance printing,...
  • Mesa Water District responds to report, critics

    Amid recent media reports and public scrutiny over developing changes at the Mesa Water District, its board president elaborated on the state of the district in a recent public speech. President Jim Fisler told attendees of a Costa Mesa Chamber of...
  • Commentary: If we pursue a charter, elect a commission to draft it

    Here we go again, but in the opinion of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government (CM4RG), we're getting off on the wrong foot again. In 2012, when asked what he would do if his charter proposal failed at the polls, Mayor Jim Righeimer answered that he...
  • Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat

     Mansoor mulls run for supervisor's seat
    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) said Friday that he is considering running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. If elected in June 2014, the former Costa Mesa mayor and longtime city resident would succeed Supervisor John Moorlach in...
  • Commentary: Saving public from wood fires is not a local issue

    The big news Friday morning was a proposed mayors-only meeting with South Coast Air Quality Management District board member and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. The purpose: a roll-up-our-sleeves discussion relating to the fire rings. The AQMD meets...
  • Effort to recall mayor fizzles

    The Costa Mesa resident behind an effort to recall Mayor Jim Righeimer said Friday that he will not have enough signatures by the deadline to bring his petition to voters. Chris McEvoy needed 15% of the Costa Mesa electorate — or more than 9,000...
  • Mobile home park conversion stalled

    The Costa Mesa City Council got an earful Tuesday evening from mobile home park residents expressing disappointment and frustration over proposed plans to convert the park for seniors to a high-density apartment complex. In the end, the residents got...
  • Council to consider charter panel members

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to look into the selection of members for a committee whose task will be creating a charter in time for either of next year's elections. The charter, essentially a city constitution, would ultimately...
  • City to select charter committee

    The city of Costa Mesa is again moving toward drafting a charter, this time using a committee of appointees. By a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved the creation of a 13-member charter committee, which will debate and confer in a...
  • It's A Gray Area: A bigger House is more representative

    Here is an idea that was suggested to me on the campaign trail — and the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. See if it does to you. Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution specifies that each member of the House of Representatives...
  • Commentary: Congressional bill will help the homeless

    Finally! A viable solution for the homeless experience. We see homeless people and families in our parks, on our beaches, under our bridges and in our subway stations, and we ask ourselves, "When is someone going to do something about this? How did...