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  • Council candidates focus at forum on park, development and charter

    Council candidates focus at forum on park, development and charter
    New development, a proposed city charter, traffic and the future of Fairview Park were among the topics discussed Thursday during a Costa Mesa City Council candidates' forum. The two-hour event, hosted by Mesa Verde Community Inc. and moderated by its...
  • Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council

    Political Landscape: Rohrabacher backs Righeimer for Costa Mesa council
    U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's bid for reelection to the City Council. "Jim Righeimer has demonstrated that he has the courage needed to stand up to powerful special interests and ask difficult...
  • Commentary: Multiple choices in race would benefit the electorate

    Sue Lester's commentary, "A thinner field of candidates would benefit us all," (Aug. 7), has left me concerned. I don't need others to make my decisions. As one who has been active in the city's politics and critical of the current council majority's...
  • 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...
  • Newport council hopefuls debate parking, 'dock tax,' more

    Newport council hopefuls debate parking, 'dock tax,' more
    When Newport Beach City Council candidates gathered for their first debate on Thursday morning at the Central Library, they could all agree on at least one thing: Newport Beach is a great place to live. But as the forum focused on hot-button issues such...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Council districts won't improve representation

    The state Supreme Court recently denied review of a ruling that requires charter cities to switch to district elections based on majority-minority representation. Advocates say that holding district elections is a solution to incorporating more voters...
  • Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer

    Mailbag: Colleen Island project only benefits the developer
    What was made perfectly clear last week to all of us in the annexation area is that the Costa Mesa City Council majority believes its form of representative government is not supposed to work in the best interests of our 50-plus property owners. Rather,...
  • 'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

    Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement? As Orange County Republicans find themselves squaring off against...
  • Commentary: Protect the beach bonfire fellowship

    Our Southern California beach bonfire rings continue to be endangered by the board of directors of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Judging by statements made by South Coast AQMD Chairman William Burke, recent changes to Rule 444 were...