Fernando Rejón of the Urban Peace Institute writes that Santa Ana and county leaders should follow the lead of cities who have been successful at reducing violence by integrating community-led organizations to support public safety efforts with a public health approach that can reduce crime in a permanent manner.
Chapman University Professor Fred Smoller writes that county supervisors should consider phasing in the implementation of the Voters Choice Act, possibly creating a more politically palatable product in places like Orange County, where the board of supervisors has rejected implementation.
Joe Kerr, who is running for a seat on the OC Board of Supervisors, writes that OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley deserves better support from county supervisors on his efforts to improve Orange County’s voting systems.
Longtime animal rights activist and Laguna Woods resident Rose Tingle argues that the group charged with oversight for the OC Animal Shelter – the City Managers Association Animal Care Committee – lacks the needed expertise in animal welfare and lacks transparency. Tingle wants public oversight of animal shelters.
Dr. Saskia Boisot believes that animals entrusted to the care at the county animal shelter deserve better treatment. Boisot spotlights continuing challenges at the County Shelter and calls on county supervisors to adopt a “no-kill” approach.
Madeleine Spencer, who works with the Santa Ana Business Council, argues that public agencies like OCTA, the City of Santa Ana need to work with local businesses to make sure the construction for the upcoming street car doesn’t shut them down.
Mulholland argues that Democrats should focus on issues not personal agendas. He suggests that it might be appropriate to direct some anger at Bernie Sanders and his failure to implement important policies.
UCI legal advocates Olivia Weber and Suma Peesapati write that Huntington Beach city council members should consider revoking Rainbow Environmental Services franchise unless the waste hauling business can better control particulate matter levels concentrated near a local elementary school.