Richards: County’s Dismissal of Land-Use Plans Challenged by Lawsuit

Orange resident Tina Richards writes that the county ignored zoning laws that prohibited commercial operations in the canyons by approving Red Rock Gardens, a business that would host weddings and other events. Citizens are taking legal action to protect existing land-use plans.

Mosko: The Taboo on Talking Climate Change

Sarah “Steve” Mosko is a local O.C. resident who writes that Congress has the power to address the problems of climate change effectively and globally, but must take action.

Babcock and Marr: Justice for All Includes Low-Income Residents

Kenneth Babcock and Kate Marr, Executive Directors for the Public Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County write about their recent settlement involving the City of Costa Mesa and why lawyers, for the past 60 years, have provided free legal services to low income residents in Orange County.

Warrier: Connecting the Dots

Ruchi Warrier, resident of Irvine writes about connecting the dots in order to find solutions to end homelessness instead of just passing the buck and ignoring those in need.