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  • User-Friendly Government: Which OC Cities are Most Transparent Online

    Survey finds Orange County's most transparent cities online include Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Irvine, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster and Yorba Linda. Least transparent cities include Aliso Viejo, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton, Villa Park, Cypress and Laguna Woods.

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  • Orange County Gears Up for a New Approach to Voting

    All the changes are under the watchful eye of county political activists, partisans and pros looking for the new model’s possible effects on voter turnout and whether those effects could shift the balance of power in the county’s local, state and national elected offices during a crucial election year.

  • Newport Beach Tightens Grip on Short-Term Rentals

    The Newport Beach City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday to implement stricter rules for short term rentals amid resident complaints about overcrowded homes, noise, shortages of street parking and overflowing trash.

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