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electionbannerFirefighters Endorse Measure LL

The Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, which represents Laguna Beach firefighters, endorse Measure LL on the Nov. 8 ballot in Laguna Beach, says an announcement.

Measure LL would increase by 2 percent the city’s transient occupancy tax, which is paid by hotel guests. The tax would increase to 12 percent from the current 10 percent. If approved by voters, Measure LL is expected to raise $2 million a year to help pay for city services, the announcement says.

“It is only right and fair that the millions of visitors help pay a greater share of the vital public services provided to them by city taxpayers,” firefighter Crissy Teichmann, an association representative, says in a statement. “Right now, the Laguna Beach Fire Department is at its limit and we need additional resources to do our jobs properly,” Teichmann said.

Info on Measure LL is available at: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/MeasureLL.htm.

Incumbent Treasurer Pursues Supporters

Laura Parisi
Laura Parisi

Laura Parisi, challenged by Anne McGraw in race for city treasurer, invites voters to meet her and ask questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the home of Martha and Tom Davis, 2903 Mountain View Road.

At a fundraiser this past Sunday, Parisi met supporters at an event co-hosted by former City Treasurer Susan Morse and former City Council candidate Michele Hall. Others present included City Council candidate Verna Rollinger, Bonnie and Arnold Hano, Gene and Johanna Felder, Marlene Baker and Nancy Miller.

Since she was elected 17 years ago, city revenue has doubled and investment funds have tripled, Parisi said in a statement. Her goal is to provide internal controls and to identify areas to improve financial transparency. She said the job goes beyond book-keeping and requires experience in compliance with city, state and federal regulations.

Anne McGraw
Anne McGraw

Savary Pursues the 48th Congressional District Seat

Dr. Sue Savary
Dr. Sue Savary

Balboa Island homeowners and concerned citizens host Sue Savary, candidate for the 48th Congressional District, from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Bayfront on Balboa Island.

The candidate, who lives in Newport Beach, will discuss issues pertinent to the local community including letters to the editors of daily papers concerning the incumbent Dana Rohrabacher’s alleged support of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The mostly coastal district represented by Rohrabacher, who lives in Huntington Beach, stretches across 11 cities from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel.

RSVP to Patricia Humphreys at 949 610-3497 or [email protected] for the exact location or to make a donation to the Savary campaign.


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