Curry: Council Voter Suppression to Cost Taxpayers Millions

An election that would have cost less than $200,000 may now cost millions because Newport Beach City Council members created a 10-pound document aimed at frustrating opponents of a housing development, writes former Mayor Keith Curry, who is calling on the new council to avoid these costs by rescinding approvals for the Museum Tower project.

Curry: Newport Beach Needs Political Reform

Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry writes that its time for his city to enact campaign finance reform and calls out his colleagues and local political consultant David Ellis declaring he’ll push for a lobbyist registry to help citizens what interests are influencing council votes.

Old Battles Revive on Fair Board

Monthly meeting features skirmishes on citizens oversight committee, California attorney general representation and fairground’s equestrian center.

Fair Board Bans Elephant Rides

The decision was based largely on evidence that the rides are cruel to elephants. The board also established a citizens committee to examine the past effort to sell the fairground.