The 10-agency South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) is undergoing a state audit after financial discrepancies were found over the last three fiscal years, it clashed with a member agency that provides nearly half its budget and it faces an ongoing lawsuit.
Cord Bauer, co-founder of San Clemente Cares, questions the need for the new Toll Road agency plan for expanding road infrastructure into the nearly 100-year old town once marketed as the Spanish Village near the Sea.
City council members Tuesday did away with the policy, which had been in place for more than a decade, in response to a spate of ethics complaints filed against city officials in the run-up to last year’s election.
A group of residents did everything required to get a referendum on the November ballot to change the city’s electoral system from at-large to district-based voting. But the council pushed it off to the 2018 election.