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Letter to the Editor: Why I Support Measure Y

Letter to the Editor: Why I Support Measure Y

I am in my 20th year of service to Newport Beach, 10 years on the Planning Commission and 10 years on the City Council. During that time I have strived to maintain the highest level of providing municipal services and to protect and improve the quality of life for all Newport Beach Residents. As a City […]

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Letter to the Editor: Former Mayor Weighs In on Measure Y

Letter to the Editor: Former Mayor Weighs In on Measure Y

I am a former Newport Beach City Mayor. I have continually lived in the Port Streets for over 35 years. I am voting No on Measure Y for the following reasons: Traffic in Newport Beach steadily gets worse, evenwithout any added development. Our City’s streets, esp. MacArthur, PCH, Irvine, Newport Blvd. and Jamboree, are major […]

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Transparency Needed for Measure Y

Transparency Needed for Measure Y

If I could teach the Newport Beach City Council one thing, it would be that we expect transparency from City government. Transparency in government means that what you see is what you get, and it is the opposite of what the Newport Beach City Council has done with Measure Y. Measure Y exists only to […]

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Yes on Measure Y

Yes on Measure Y

The opponents of Measure Y want you to believe the proposed general plan update will cause a massive traffic jam. An independently prepared EIR and traffic report for the update reach the opposite conclusion. It is easy for opponents to exaggerate the scope of the update since most people do not think in terms of square footage. […]

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Misleading Summary on the Newport Beach Ballot

Misleading Summary on the Newport Beach Ballot

For government to function properly, elected officials must be honest and not attempt to mislead their constituents. In recent years every level of government seems to be embracing dishonest behavior in order to win elections and hold power. While the Federal government gets most of our attention for its untrustworthiness, our local governments are not faultless. A case in […]

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Judicial System Failure in Bicyclist Death

Judicial System Failure in Bicyclist Death

My precious sister, Debra, was killed by a motorist last Aug. 27, 2013 while riding her bicycle in Newport Beach. The Orange County DA filed charges vehicular manslaughter and the trial began Sept. 8, 2014. The DA presented evidence that my sister was properly making a right turn when she was hit from behind. The defense argued […]

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Ambiguity of Measure Y

Ambiguity of Measure Y

“We’ve got to pass the bill to know what’s in it.” This is the call from nearly all of the Newport Council candidates when you ask them about Measure Y. I asked the question to candidates: “Have you read Measure Y?” All but two said they have not. Yet every single one of them has formed […]

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Op Ed: Protecting Water Quality at Newport's Beaches

Op Ed: Protecting Water Quality at Newport’s Beaches

By Leslie Daigle Newport Beach’s miles of shore are a source of relaxation, joy, solace and exhilaration for visitors and residents alike. And perhaps nothing strikes at the heart of the unique and special Newport Beach lifestyle as much as beach closures. The City Council and staff have long recognized this, and actions they have […]

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Response to Dr. Glueck’s Column of Sept. 12

Response to Dr. Glueck’s Column of Sept. 12

Dear Dr. Glueck: As you might imagine, I have received my share of guest comments over the years. Mostly positive, but of course, some negative. I try and take the negative ones to heart and use the information constructively to create a better guest experience. I normally would have not responded to a letter like […]

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Lido Hotel Lease Guarantees a Taxpayer Loss

Lido Hotel Lease Guarantees a Taxpayer Loss

The city’s plan to award a long-term lease for old City Hall land is a guaranteed loser for taxpayers. Let’s quickly run through the three possible scenarios that could play out during a long-term land-lease from the city of Newport: Let’s assume that Newport wants to lease land for 85 years to an entity, and […]

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