Kanter: LGBT Center OC Marches With Police But Leave Community Behind

Laura Kanter, a Queer and Trans Rights Advocate and co-founder of the Orange County LGBTQ+ Policing Partnership and the Orange County Equality Coalition, questions the decision by the Center OC to have police march in uniform at this weekend’s Pride Parade in Orange County, arguing T-Shirts are better than gun belts to show support.

Civic Engagement Meetings June 4, 2019

The San Juan Capistrano City Council meets at 5 p.m. and will talk about the 2019-20 budget. Meeting details: http://bit.ly/2EOKiDb Agenda: http://bit.ly/2QFftWn

The Anaheim City Council meets at 3 p.m. for a budget workshop. The regular meeting at 5 p.m. will discussion on affordable and transitional housing. Meeting details: http://bit.ly/2MnQOac Agenda: http://bit.ly/2IicCyR

The Santa Ana City Council meets at 5:45 p.m. and will talk about testing taxes on marijuana. Meeting details: http://bit.ly/2WDdhUK Agenda: http://bit.ly/2Irs3F1

The Costa Mesa City Council meets at 6 p.m. and will talk about parking requirements in outdoor areas, such as common area courtyards. Meeting details: http://bit.ly/2Xv6nOc Agenda: http://bit.ly/2WjTnP5

The Laguna Beach City Council meets at 6 p.m. and will talk about potentially increasing solid waste service rates for residents.

Special Nov. 5 Election to Determine San Clemente’s Next Mayor Approved by City Council

San Clemente residents will vote in a special election Nov. 5 to fill the vacant city council seat left by Mayor Steve Swartz, who died May 8. The resolution for a special election passed 4-0 at San Clemente’s City Council meeting Tuesday, May 21. In the meantime, the dais will consist of four members until an application process is discussed for appointing someone to fill Swartz’s seat until the election. Swartz died while on vacation in Palm Springs.