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Taxpayers Support Diplomacy, Not Balloting, for Entry Solution

Taxpayers Support Diplomacy, Not Balloting, for Entry Solution

Editor, During robust civic debate after the City Council vote to move forward on a village entrance project, members of the Laguna Beach Taxpayer’s Association consulted with elected Council representatives, Chamber of Commerce leaders, as well as organizers of opposition groups Let Laguna Vote and We The People.   Both supporters and opponents of the […]

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Agreeing to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

Agreeing to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

By Howard Hills Through his thoughtful commentaries Michael Ray is a sincere and valued voice in our town’s civic discourse. His reflections on the year 2012 (Indy, Dec. 9) invite dialogue. Ray describes the process for casting votes in the Electoral College as “boring.” Ask the beleaguered people of Egypt, Libya, Iran and Venezuela, when it […]

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Defending the Position of Taxpayers Group

Defending the Position of Taxpayers Group

Editor: Paul Freeman, lobbyist for Village Laguna on Measure CC, has joined Johanna Felder and even Laguna Greenbelt Inc. in accusing Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association (LBTA) of opposing Measure CC because we are stingy, dishonest and lack vision. Was it something we said? LBTA support was indispensable to voter approval of the last public school bond […]

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Speakers Corner: Measure CC Untrue to Greenbelt’s legacy

Speakers Corner: Measure CC Untrue to Greenbelt’s legacy

By Martha Lydick   Laguna Beach Greenbelt Inc. and other supporters of Measure CC expect voters to accept a biased, self-serving interpretation of the ballot they wrote, using pretty pictures of uninhabited canyon scenes to say “trust us” to manage public use of “open space” in residential neighborhoods. Instead of accepting anyone’s interpretation of Measure […]