Nguyen: Drastic Measures Required in Westminster For Bad Actor

Lan Quoc Nguyen, an attorney and Trustee of the Garden Grove Unified School District, writes to defend recent actions in Westminster to limit council members’ ability to get issues on the official agenda for discussion and votes, taking aim at new council member Tai Do for his opposition to the new policy.

Pauly: ACC-OC EXPOSED Is Your City a Dues Paying Member?

Deborah Pauly, an elected member of the OC Republican Party and former Villa Park Councilwoman, writes about the lobbyists and consultants that are able to influence elected officials, with taxpayer dollars, all facilitated by the Association of California Cities – Orange County.

Mosko: Finally, a Bill in Congress to Fix Climate Crisis

With just a dozen years left to address climate change before impacts become disastrous, Sarah Mosko writes that Orange County faces real flooding and water table threats, noting that residents should support new bipartisan legislation in Congress to address the climate crisis.

Francke: Sunshine Week, Your Right to Know

Terry Francke, the General Counsel for Cal Aware writes about Sunshine Week, an annual national celebration of America’s popular access to government records and information. Francke outlines how people can take action to make their communities more open, offering ten ways you can advance your rights to know, speak, write and publish about issues that matter—where you live.

Sanchez: A Balanced Voice to Serve the Public

Loretta Sanchez served two decades in Congress and is a candidate for Third District Supervisor. Sanchez writes that her government affairs expertise provides the needed skills to tackle tough problems on behalf of the people of Orange County.