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Letter to the Editor: Newport City Council Campaign Finances Need Auditing

Recently the Daily Pilot reported that the California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) had opened an investigation into the failure of Residents for Reform to file the required disclosures of campaign expenditures and contributions related to the 2014 city council...

Letter to the Editor: Comment on Newport Banning Ranch Land Trust Picnic

[Newport Banning Land Trust] was created, funded and is composed of the developers that want to destroy Banning Ranch! One important fact they left out [of the Indy’s July 17 article] is that they’re planning on bulldozing and grading the entire upland mesa, rendering it a...

Letter to the Editor: Turning Basin Turns Heads

Dear City Council of Newport Beach, Your assessment for adding cans or whispers in the turning basin is a major decision for the safety of boating in Newport Harbor. Whether or not you can restrict sail boarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaks or where people can drop anchor in...

Op/Ed: Response to Newport Beach Council Member Scott Peotter’s Newsletter

Scott Peotter, a Newport Beach City Council member, posted a bigoted and hateful statement on his website, yesterday, in response to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, and he did so under the official seal of the City of Newport Beach. As part of his post, Mr. Peotter...

Response to “Is Newport Beach Sustainable” Article

Terry Watt flew down from San Francisco to lecture us on environmental idealism (“Is Newport Beach Sustainable?” June 5 issue). Newport Beach’s Sustainable and Complete Community policy seeks to “minimize the need for residents to travel outside the...

The Cost of Undergrounding

After reading the three passionate letters (June 5 issue of the NB Indy) about how antediluvian and otherwise stupid residents of Newport Height who oppose undergrounding power lines happen to be, it occurred to me that some down to earth research was merited. So I called a...

Response to “Inaccurate Information on Underground Utilities” Letter

In his letter to the editor, “Stop the Inaccurate Information on Underground Utilities” (June 5), the picayune details that Mr. Aaron Cook is presenting as ‘outlandish’ once again obscure the main issue: it is about PAYING (an outlandish amount) for aesthetic undergrounding,...

Letter to the Editor: Stop the Inaccurate Information on Underground Utilities

It seems irresponsible not to respond to the outlandish claims regarding utility undergrounding made in the most recent letters to the editor (from Portia Weiss and others). Below is a list of what is facts supported by Official City and County information and what is inaccurate...

Letter to the Editor: No to Undergrounding and No to Contractors

One very important issue that hasn’t been discussed as much in the undergrounding debate is the fact that literally every homeowner in AD118 will have to sign contracts with electrical contractors (for connections, needed upgrades to wiring and junction boxes, etc.) and/or...

Letter to the Editor: Undergrounding is not Safe

I have followed with interest the undergrounding debate. One fact continually mentioned by those in favor of undergrounding is safety and reliability. These are false claims. The electric company itself started the Edison Electric Above-Ground Equipment Initiative in 2010 “to...

Undergrounding Petition Process Needs Limits

I am a Newport Beach resident who is against (now and for the foreseeable future) being made to pay upwards of $25,000 simply for the aesthetic improvement of undergrounding the utilities, especially in light of the fact that Edison itself says that undergrounding is less safe,...

Undergrounding Utilities: Less Safe, Less Reliable, More Expensive

I realize that I had a letter published a couple of weeks ago, but I feel compelled to respond to a recent letter by Aaron Cook that is a thinly veiled attack on the credibility of the noundergrounding.com coalition. Please permit me to make some purely factual corrections. Mr....

Misleading ‘Facts’ About Undergrounding Utilities

I am concerned about the amount of misinformation being circulated regarding undergrounding utilities in district 118 and 114 of Newport Heights. There is actually no current vote on whether or not to underground the utility poles and there has been no actual proposal of what...

Letter to the Editor: Undergrounding Utilities Debate

The Newport Beach undergrounding debate should not be a debate about the pros and cons of undergrounding. It is really about forcing residents to suffer an unrequested and undesired financial burden for a non-essential service. The City should change their purportedly neutral but...

Letter to the Editor: Banning Ranch and Sunset Ridge Park

This letter is a response to a recent column from Kurt English (“A Park without Parking”) concerning the lack of a parking lot at Sunset Ridge Park. Mr. English should be applauded for his devotion to the community and especially for his concern for young athletes who utilize the...

Newport is Under Economic Assault

I am writing you today out of a deep concern for the future of our city. Last week, during a 30-minute stretch in our council meeting, we came within one vote of creating lasting fiscal damage to our community. First, while considering a routine measure to validate reductions in...

Make Newport More Business Friendly

Do you remember The Newport Dividend? That was former Mayor Rush Hill’s idea to buy the election last November. Rush’s great ideas were to give free building permits to all residential builders during 2014, establish a water taxi system, and convert the Coyote Canyon Landfill to...

Residents Want JWA Flight Routes Changed

The extension of the John Wayne Airport agreement and curfew are cause for celebration. Thanks to the hard work of many groups, Newport Beach residents in the departure pattern will sleep more easily. The agreement calls for orderly growth of flights and the closure of JWA at 11...

Woody’s Wharf Harassment is an Outrage

First, let me say that I haven’t been to Woody’s Wharf Restaurant in 20 years. Nevertheless, as a citizen of Newport Beach I am enraged at the harassment laid on the Woody’s Wharf Restaurant by Newport Beach Police from September 2013 to February 2014 as...

Newport Beach City Council – Get On With Business

To continue our conversation, I agree with Mr. Moore (INBOX Jan. 16) that it’s ridiculous for citizens of Newport Beach to be spending so much time and mental energy on rabbit statues at our new Civic Center. However, I don’t see any evidence that the many Letters to...