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School Bonds Receive Top Rating

Standard & Poor’s affirms a rating of “AAA” for Laguna Beach Unified School District’s general obligation bonds, the district said in a statement this week. The rating agency says the classification reflects strong income, wealth indicators and the district’s “basic-aid”...

A Suggested Temple Hills Pathway Solution

Editor, A small group in Temple Hills would like to build a pathway using the narrow five-foot strips of land that exist adjacent to or bisecting homes in Temple Hills for a pedestrian path for everyday travel and as an emergency exit. The city manager’s report discloses...

Why to Oppose Measure CC

Editor, Measure CC says in part “for many years, whenever there has been a reasonable opportunity to acquire undeveloped open space land from willing sellers the City Council has voted to do so.  Measure CC will […] insure this continued pattern for at least the next...

City Reverses Its Red Ink

In a two-hour workshop Tuesday devoted to the city’s proposed $47 million budget, the City Council added requests for $75,000 to hire a consultant to review historic homes, $5,000 for a citizens’ emergency response training program and an unspecified amount to ongoing bike and...

No Bail Out for Owners of Unbuildable Lots

Editor: The Open Space Initiative paints a pretty picture of scenic hillsides and wildlife filled canyons but in reality our money will go to a self serving committee, fire safety, trail maintenance, pay administrative costs to collect and administer the special parce...

Shortfalls Increase City Deficit

Due to two shortfalls in anticipated revenue, the city’s operating budget deficit will increase to nearly $1 million, pressing the City Council to decide on how to manage the red ink in a mid-year budget review this fall.  The revenue shortfall comes from two different sources....