Author Archives: Editor

Newman recall update

Yesterday afternoon, KFI talk show hosts John and Ken provided what has become a traditional weekly Friday update on the status of the signature-gathering effort to recall state Senator Josh Newman. They interviewed San Diego talk show host Carl DeMaio, … Continue reading

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SB 231 now scheduled for a vote in the Assembly on Monday

This is an update on yesterday’s post on Senate Bill 231 which would circumvent Prop 218 protections and make it easier to raise your property taxes to pay for storm water runoff. It has now been scheduled for a vote … Continue reading

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Mayor’s next ‘Talk Around Town’ slated for June 29th

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One more reason to pursue the Newman recall

The state legislature was set to vote today on a bill that would redefine the term ‘sewer’ to include storm drains — a move designed to avoid a public vote on millions of dollars in new spending for rain water … Continue reading

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Fullerton had fifth largest increase in overtime pay in Orange County in 2016

Transparent California recently added 2016 pay data to its website for 410 California cities and 49 counties. In Orange County, data for every city but Placentia (which has not replied to a public records request for this information) is now … Continue reading

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Democrats’ hypocritical misuse of the state budget process

Excerpted from an editorial published today in the East Bay Times: Process matters. That’s why state legislators’ devious use of the budget process to slip through major policy changes is so despicable. Last week, they rewrote laws pertaining to the … Continue reading

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Soaring overtime pay boosted OC fire captain’s pay to over $500,000 last year

A $245,350 overtime payout — the 13th largest of the more than 1.3 million public workers surveyed statewide — boosted Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) captain Gregory Bradshaw’s total compensation to $508,495 last year, an amount more than four times greater than his $116,846 salary. … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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Poll finds California’s local officials are divided on top policy issues except for one: pensions

In May, the website CaliforniaCityNews.org partnered with the Prime Group, an opinion research firm, to conduct a first-of-its-kind opinion poll of California mayors and council members. The poll addressed key issues such as presidential approval, sanctuary cities, economic growth and … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, click here or  download it here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or thereafter. … Continue reading

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