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How Should the Police Chief Be Chosen?

Editor, As a vociferous critic of Laguna Beach’s governmental and police department’s lack of ethics and morals, I thought John Pietig’s performance on Tuesday (Sept. 9) exemplified most of what I am critical about the character of our leaders. I asked Mr. Pietig...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....