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  • A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council

    A more conservative turn for Newport Beach City Council
    When Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill reflects on his last four years on the City Council, he remembers a group of people who worked cohesively to develop a financial master plan that built upon the coastal city's exceptional quality of life. When his...
  • Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change

    Newport Beach, Australia? Town says no thanks to a name change
    Fixing a city's marketing shortfalls could be as easy as renaming it "Newport Beach." At least that's what one former mayoral candidate suggested that his Australian city do to shake off high unemployment rates and increase tourism. "Hervey Bay is a...
  • Slow start to Irvine council business after election

    "It was pretty much business as usual," Councilman Larry Agran said of the first Irvine City Council meeting since the Nov. 4 election denied him the seat he has held for 16 years. From his position, seated at the far left of the dais, farthest from...
  • Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes

    Righeimer wins Costa Mesa council seat by 47 votes
    After two weeks of ballot counting, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer edged out his closest challenger to hold on to his council seat, according to results certified Tuesday. Orange County Registrar Neal Kelley had said his goal was to tabulate all...
  • City spending, absent candidates draw criticism at Newport council forum

    Newport Beach City Council candidates fielded questions on a range of issues, from the budget to Measure Y, at the ninth Feet to the Fire Forum Wednesday night. But the empty seats next to them may have taken the most heat. Early in the debate, the...
  • Irvine council gets a civics lesson

    What was to be a discussion about political campaign ethics at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting turned into a lecture on sensible procedure, with a student chastising the panel. UC Irvine student Luis Aleman, a 19-year old sophomore double-majoring...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Toll lanes go against the spirit of Measure M funding

    There has been a lot of discussion about whether toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 Freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective — truthful and efficient use of tax...
  • Venezia: Buckle up as campaigns get interesting

    Political twists and turns are coming fast and furious these days in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa council races — and beyond. The Aug. 8 filing deadline saw the exit of two candidates. Newport's Michael Glenn dropped his bid for the Balboa...
  • Costa Mesa councilwomen call toll-lane ballot measure political

    In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious. Last week, the City Council unanimously decided to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. The question will...
  • Leece to run for O.C. Water District board

    Leece to run for O.C. Water District board
    Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece announced this week that she is running for a seat on the Orange County Water District Board of Directors. The termed-out councilwoman is running for the 7th District seat, now held by board President Shawn Dewane,...
  • Commentary: This is what we meant by 'cronyism' in ballot argument

    In his commentary, "Proposed ballot argument falsely claims 'cronyism,'" Planning Commissioner Tim Sesler argues that a sentence in the ballot argument against the proposed city charter inaccurately uses the term "cronies" to describe the Costa Mesa...