Santana: Given Campaign Cash for OC Supervisors, Newport Beach Residents Right to Worry About JWA Expansion Plans

Newport Beach residents are wary of expansion plans at John Wayne Airport to open a new private, executive jet terminal. While county officials says executive jets are a small part of revenues, a Voice of OC analysis of campaign filings shows a different nexus: campaign contributions to county supervisors from private jet contractors and their business associates. JWA expansion plans are up for approval next month by Orange County airport commissions on May 1 and by county supervisors on May 7.

Santana: Who will become Orange County’s Next County Supervisor on March 12?

Former Congresswoman, Democrat Loretta Sanchez heads up against Irvine’s Republican Mayor Don Wagner, who carries the OC GOP endorsement, along with several other well-known Republican names like former Villa Park Councilwoman Deb Pauly and Anaheim former Council Woman Kris Murray. In all, seven candidates are running to represent voters in the Third Supervisorial District, which includes the communities of Anaheim, Tustin, Irvine, Orange, unincorporated areas like North Tustin as well as the canyons.