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Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents overwhelmingly supported the preservation of Laguna’s historic sewer digester building last week during a workshop on the proposed village entrance at the corner of Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. The City Council wanted public input on four issues that underpin the direction of improvements for the area […]

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Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Editor, Self-driving cars are coming. Consider: August 2012 – Google announces completing over 300,000 accident-free autonomous-driving miles. September 2012 – California becomes the third state to legalize street testing of self-driven cars. August 2013 – General Motors announces their desire to sell driverless cars by 2020. August 2013 – Nissan pledges to bring “multiple affordable, energy-efficient, […]

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Questions Arise Over Labor, Entrance Costs

Questions Arise Over Labor, Entrance Costs

A demand by administrators of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) to raise retirement contributions from employers as much as 50 percent over the next seven years has already been factored into city budget planning and labor negotiations, according to the city manager. Without first determining the financial impact of Calpers’ looming hike in […]

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A Looming Financial Crisis

A Looming Financial Crisis

Editor, Although the economic downturn hurt our city as it did all government agencies, Laguna’s current financial situation has stabilized.  Per the latest budget, we have about $22 million in the bank (albeit mostly earmarked for contingencies, maintenance, and specific capital projects), no long-term debt, and a positive cash flow projected for the next two […]