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Tag: "John Pietig"

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Writer Opposes Development

Writer Opposes Development

Editor, Why does Laguna Beach have to build housing for all the homeless or mental cases in south county? There is talk about town that Newport Beach residents send money to our town to build a shelter for homeless persons they send south. Why can’t John Pietig and Newport’s city manager sit down and have […]

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Positive Governmental Changes

Positive Governmental Changes

Editor, There seems to be a positive shift occurring in our local government. For the first time in years, the city is listening and collaborating with the public. Take for example the recent decision to install bike racks around town. Members of the community joined the Complete Streets Task Force to highlight a shortage of […]

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Red Ink Excised, Balanced Budget is Approved

Red Ink Excised, Balanced Budget is Approved

By moving money leftover in other city accounts, freezing salaries and trimming costs to cover a third-year deficit, the City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a balanced general fund budget of $44.9 million for 2011-12. Saying the national economy is not making its usual v-shaped recovery curve, but has instead dropped and is […]

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Appreciation for Swift Action

Appreciation for Swift Action

 Editor, Unfortunate and sick vandalism occurred on the two canyon tennis courts last Tuesday night after hours, leaving the courts unplayable.  A thank you to Tom Toman, the city’s recreation supervisor, for quick action and helping us immediately.  Tom and his crew were there instantly to remove the damaged nets, replacing them by Friday afternoon […]

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Kudos to City for Flood Response

Kudos to City for Flood Response

Editor, I’ve heard of trial by fire, but trial by flood is something new. The ink of freshly minted city manager John Pietig’s business cards had barely dried when our little hamlet was inundated with one of the worst floods I have ever seen here. I was downtown at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday (Dec. […]