Editorial Staff

Let the People Speak First

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UPDATED!!! Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer has decided that he does not want to listen to the public first at the meetings of the city council. Righiemer’s solution to this “problem” of his own creation is to limit public comment at the beginning of the meeting to ten randomly selected speakers, leaving the rest to wait until the end of the agenda, however late that time may arrive.

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange

Quirk-Silva Legislation Resolves VLFAA Dispute and Ensures Critical County Funds

Sharon Quirk-Silva (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

As we reported earlier this week, Democratic Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is introducing legislation to resolve the dispute between the County of Orange and the State of California over VLFAA property tax funds. The enabling legislation will be introduced in the Senate today. The legislation allows Orange County to maintain a balanced budget and avoid further cuts to critical public services provided by the county.

OC Labor Day Celebration Saturday

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How do you plan to celebrate Labor day this year?

We suggest joining your brothers and sisters of the Orange County Labor Federation at the Santa Ana Zoo this Saturday, as they celebrate the value and highlight the struggles of everyday working people.