Transparency

Lightning Fast Action By Public Works

Public Works can really get its act together when properly motivated. At last week’s (11July17) Council meeting, there was a pulled consent calendar item relating to a resolution establishing two loading zone parking spaces located on Laguna Avenue. Lo and behold, while walking my pooches by that spot yesterday (17July17),…

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Laguna Canyon Residents vs. Developers

Laguna Canyon Residents Take On Developers With No Help From City Council A huge victory for Laguna Canyon residents who fought the city staff, planning commission and City Council to uphold our existing governing document of Laguna Canyon Area Annexation Area Specific Plan~ It should be noted this massive size…

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Using the definition of “Development Interests” provided in the article analyzing reportable donations to the 2016 City Council elections (i.e., Developers, Construction firms, Architects, Landscape architects, Realtors & brokers, Property Management and spouses) , LagunaBeachCHAT analyzed the form460 declarations for all of our current City Council (covering each councilperson’s most…

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Campaign 2016 – City Organization Forums Avoid Substantive Questions

Voters relied on Laguna Beach’s leading civic organizations to hold public forums to provide information on the 2016 City Council candidates’ views, priorities and vision. After attending a majority of the forums, LagunaBeachCHAT came away questioning the value of this entire process and what appeared to be forums held for…

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2016 City Council Election – Amounts donated by Development Interests

{Click here for a larger version and additional donor categories: 2016CC-Candidate-Donor-breakdown-percent} Chart shows development interest financial contributions per candidate with Incumbent’s Mayor Steve Dicterow at 39+% and Council Member Bob Whalen at 28+%. 2016 City Council Candidate Donor Contributions Dicterow Donor Files Whalen Donor Files Rolling Donor Files Mancuso Donor…

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