On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 the Laguna Niguel City Council voted unanimously to condemn California Senate Bill 54, which conflicts with Federal Law and the U.S. Constitution. The City also unanimously voted to join the County of Orange and several other Orange County cities, at no cost to the taxpayers, in an amicus brief challenging the constitutionality of this new state law.
Anita Coleman and Wendy Williams are the creators of Irvine for Everyone (I4E), a growing movement and group of Irvine residents and voters who support the creation of a full spectrum of housing in Irvine. The personal story of Wendy Williams, a 30 year resident of Irvine makes clear why it is important for Irvine to be a welcoming city and provide emergency shelters.
Don Bradley, who lives in unincorporated Orange County adjacent to the City of Orange, writes that the Orange City Council didn’t need to jump into the national immigration debate on sanctuary cities – noting that city leaders should focus on grace rather than rage when it comes to undocumented people living and working in the United States.
As an activist for victims’ rights throughout his career in public service, Supervisor Todd Spitzer is honored to stand with crime victims for the 14th straight year at the annual Crime Victims’ Survive & Thrive Run/Walk & Health & Safety Expo on Saturday, April 14.
Congressman Lou Correa of Santa Ana has represented his constituents on the county, state and now federal level. He’s known as a moderate Democrat who has worked with Republicans, something increasingly rare in today’s highly partisan environment. This week, Correa talks with Rick Reiff about whether moderates are a dying breed and sounds off on President Trump, immigration, the border wall and sanctuary cities.
Wesley Oliphant, who lives in Portola Springs in Irvine, writes that city leaders aren’t keeping a good balance of infrastructure development and building in Irvine, arguing an ongoing ballot initiative to put voters in charge of development is needed to protect Irvine’s quality of life.
To celebrate 40 years of providing child care for working families, Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Childs-pace’s annual “Yo Show” will feature performances by the preschool and elementary age children, staff and a special appearance by student dancers from Cypress College.
Santa Ana resident Claudia Perez writes that local officials in Orange County should reject the latest effort by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions effort to legally challenge the California Values Act and instead stand up for State’s Rights.
San Bernardino County Supervisors’ Chairman Robert A. Lovingood takes issue with Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer over his recent public comments that OC homeless should be sent to the High Desert because the area “is away from everyone else.” Lovingood reminds Spitzer that there are 450,000 decent, hardworking taxpayers living in the High Desert, with leaders who focus on services for eligible local residents who fall on hard times.