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  • We told you before the OC supervisor meeting that they might grant the chair control over all appointments to county boards, commissions and committees for seats that aren’t designated for specific supervisors’ districts.
  • We let you know that the Mission Viejo City Council was about to secretly discuss choosing a new election system.
  • Before the redistricting process is too far along, we informed you of mounting concerns that OC’s supervisors will use the moment to protect their own re-elections by jettisoning parts of their district that didn’t vote for them, and adding in areas that are more favorable at the ballot box.
  • We told you about residents frustrated over a nearby asphalt factory months ago and now we’re updating you to say they’ve filed a lawsuit.
  • We are keeping you updated on efforts to vaccinate homeless people across the county against COVID-19.
  • We let you know the latest on OC’s new power authority which is now criticized for a lack of transparency.
  • And we let you know — on a Saturday — that Cypress is looking to join a growing list of Orange County cities that have faced the challenge of figuring out– whether empty seats on a city council should be filled by appointment as opposed to special elections. 

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