Todd Ament, president and CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, argues that Measure L is flawed and would lead to the cancellation of proposed hotel construction sites connected to thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue to the city – revenue the city has admitted it needs to funds services in future years.
Harvey Liss, who is Editor of Irvine Community News & Views, writes that a recent editorial from Laguna Greenbelt Inc., which touts the environmental benefits of a veterans cemetery on Strawberry fields near the 405 and 5 freeway interchange, is off base. He argues the original site for a veterans’ cemetery in Irvine offers a far better and more equitable solution for city residents and veterans to the conservation challenges pointed out by the competing authors.
Laguna Greenbelt Inc., urges voters to approve the Veterans Cemetery land swap near the Great Park with the cemetery on what is now Strawberry Fields, after considering its impact to wildlife and open space management.
San Bernardino County Supervisors’ Chairman Robert A. Lovingood takes issue with Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer over his recent public comments that OC homeless should be sent to the High Desert because the area “is away from everyone else.” Lovingood reminds Spitzer that there are 450,000 decent, hardworking taxpayers living in the High Desert, with leaders who focus on services for eligible local residents who fall on hard times.
Andy Thorburn, a Democratic candidate for the 39th Congressional District, writes that Project Labor Agreements have the ability to help narrow a widening wage gap in America and help reestablish the nation’s working class.
During Veterans Day, Jack Luster, a Navy veteran, who now works at OC Community Resources, writes about how his military experience went into disaster relief when he was active in the 1990s during Hurricane Andrew.
Classified professionals at Orange Coast Community College are protesting that they haven’t had a raise in eight years although faculty and management have and even the Board of Trustees voted themselves a 5% raise this year.
The first museum honoring veterans in Orange County finds a home at the former Santa Ana Army Air Base (SAAAB) this Veterans Day Friday at the OC Fairgrounds with a public dedication at 1 p.m. during the annual Veterans & Labor, Partners in Service event.