Citizens

Coastal city Short-Term Rental proponents ignore legally-binding land use concepts, typically using meritless, fatally flawed arguments at hearings. They’re good for business? Unfortunately, coastal trends since 2000 are “Commerce first, residents second.” By residents I mean those NOT owning potential STR parcels. Favoring commerce over 40+% of the population who…

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Guest Articles – Laguna Historic Ordinance Meeting

The City Council is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force. The Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force was created by the City Council at its January 23, 2018, City Council meeting. The Task Force will consist of (9) nine members of the Public selected by two City Council…

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The Mission Viejo City Council has voted to toughen its ordinance against camping in the City.  According to the Voice of OC: “The camping ordinance is a revision of the city’s previous camping law, which only addressed sleeping in cars, campers, recreational vehicles and trailers. The new ordinance applies to…

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Swimming After Gold or Plunging into Red Ink?

In 2016’s Laguna Beach Community Survey, respondents were asked to rate 21 different ‘perceived local problems’ in terms of seriousness. Respondents could select: Extremely Serious Very Serious Somewhat Serious Not too Serious Don’t know in response.  As you might imagine, issues such as traffic congestion on PCH & LCR, traffic…

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Laguna Beach Public Safety Information and Statistics

Updates: Public Safety Message from the Chief of Police August 2018. Click here OC Register Article on Laguna Beach City Crime. Click here SpotCrime Map Laguna Beach.  Click here City Manager Crime Report 2018. Click here Additional City Crime Comparison information can be found here Crime Statistical Report by Michael Morris,…

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Favoritism At City Hall For Hedge and View Claims

Below find two different stories of victims of Laguna Beach City Hall who have both filed a Hedge Claim against neighboring residents, and city residents who are still being sued by the City due to neighbors not happy with the height of their hedges. David Pahno’s Personal Story – David…

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Resident Files Two Sworn Complaints With FPPC* See 24April17 update!

Two sworn complaints have been filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) against Mayor Steve Dicterow for failure to properly disclose reportable economic interests. These sworn complaints have been combined into a single investigation. The first complaint was filed in October 2016 and the second in November of 2016….

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