Tag Archive for Orange

Best and Worst Cities for Business in Orange County

Hat tip to Jan Norman at the OC Register for this story on the best and worst cities to do business in Orange County. Looking for cities to start up or expand in OC, well according to the 2011 Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business survey, which compares 421 cities nationwide on the business fees and…

Marching For Economic Justice with Occupy OC-Santa Ana

Occupy Santa Ana march for economic Justice 11-17-2011

On Thursday tens of thousands of demonstrators marched for Economic Justice in New York City and across the nation. Hundreds marched in Orange County throughout the day in Santa Ana, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Orange. I joined the march through Santa Ana with about 75 members of the OccupyOC-Santa Ana and members of SEIU Local 1877.

Another View of Police Action at Block Bowling Alley

I live in Orange and I have a vested interest in how the city conducts business.  I have followed city politics for a number of years.  I support the actions the city has taken with regards to the bowling party at the Block.  Orange has had to deal with resource and money sucking nightclubs in…

Homophobia Strikes Again?

UPDATE: Please forgive me for being an idiot and not paying attention to the local blogosphere last week. As Gustavo mentions in the comments, Navel Gazing mentioned this earlier. I guess I have some “catch up” work to do today. File this under “The H8 Files”. First CDM High School admins took the drama out…

Orange City Council – City Atty Saved $$$$$$$$$

Hats off tonight to David DeBerry, city attorney, for saving the taxpayers a lot of money! Tonight, at the 7 PM session, council was hearing an appeal from a sober living house that was not granted the variance it was seeking and needed to continue to operate.  The attorney who represents the sober living house…

Local Budget Shortfalls

Here’s a quick summary of the announced budget shortfalls for our local governments.  Revenues are general fund revenues. Brea  - Revenues $54.8 million, Gap $2.3 million (4.2%), Revenue mix  33.3% sales and use taxes, 19.8% contract to provide police services for Yorba Linda, fees, 11.5% charges & other revenue, 10.4% property taxes  Buena Park - Revenues   $56.4 million, Gap…