Tag "Orange County"

Back to homepage

Even L.A. revolting against taxes 7

March 10, 2013 By John Seiler The big news in California the past week was not the mayor’s race in Los Angeles. It was the defeat in that election of the half-cent tax increase, Measure A, by 55 percent to

Read More

Time to break up California?

Sept. 6, 2012 By John Seiler Looks like Canada is breaking up. Reported RT.com: “The separatist Parti Quebecois has won Quebec’s regional elections and will form a new government there, once again raising the possibility of a referendum on independence

Read More

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attacks Chick-fil-A 17

July 30, 2012 By John Seiler San Francisco has a reputation as a “tolerant” city, the capital of the 1967 Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury and all that. Whatever it was in psychedelic Sixties, today it’s one of the most intolerant

Read More

California voters OK 63% of tax measures 13

June 8, 2012 By Chriss Street Local voters approved 63 percent — or 55 of the 87 — local tax, bond or fee measures on the June 5, 2012 California primary ballot, according to Michael Coleman, the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com.

Read More

Fuentes Was Conscience Of OC GOP 0

Steven Greenhut: Ever since former OC GOP Chairman Tom Fuentes’ cancer returned, we all knew it was only a matter of time before we heard the bad news. He passed away Friday night after fighting a long battle. Tom and

Read More

Book Review: The higher Street to public management 0

May 14, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When I first started working for Los Angeles County government decades ago, it was what might have been called “republican” (with a small “r”).  Decision-making was delegated down to the managerial and supervisorial level. 

Read More

Special Series: The pros and cons of municipal bankruptcy 19

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. April 12, 2012 By Tori Richards What’s better for a cash-strapped municipality: filing for bankruptcy or struggling to survive without any clear

Read More

Gun-Freedom Areas Should Split CA 7

John Seiler: California obviously is a divide state that ought to be divided in two — at least. That clearly is shown in the following map of how easy to get a concealed carry weapon’s permit in California. The map

Read More

Pensions Dominate Supe Race 0

March 27, 2011 John Seiler: For Republicans, at least, the state and local pension crisis now dominates races. Those in the past who backed pension spiking are going to be blasted for it. You might remember Chuck DeVore (top pciture)

Read More

Tilting at pension reform 18

Jan. 22, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO What to do about public employee pensions is the thorniest, nastiest, most difficult question facing Sacramento lawmakers today. Few issues cause such disappointment and despair. Yet one group of activists and accountants is plugging

Read More