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  • The martial art of subduing special interests

    Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
  • Group delivers signatures for pot initiative

    Group delivers signatures for pot initiative
    Medical marijuana advocates on Wednesday submitted nearly 6,800 signatures to the Costa Mesa city clerk in hopes of placing an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize nonprofit collectives citywide. "It's imperative to provide safe access...
  • Measure V is on the ballot

    Costa Mesa's proposed city charter will be on the general election ballot listed as Measure V, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley said Tuesday. The measure — which proposes a city constitution — would be the first time in the city'...
  • Election 2012: Deadline to apply for mail-in ballots is Oct. 30

    More and more folks are voting via mail-in ballots, touted as a convenience for busy citizens. Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots. Applications for the mail-in ballots are available in the city clerk's office in City Hall or the...
  • Commentary: Smith ignores inherent risk of charter

    Re. "Smith: Mensinger earned his council appointment" (Oct. 3): I read Steve Smith's column and would like to comment on his statement that the proposed charter is reversible and that if it's approved — and it turns out to be a bad idea —...
  • City Council approves two code-enforcement officers

    In an evening that was more laced with political discontent than action taken, the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday unanimously authorized two new code-enforcement officers. For the fiscal year 2012-13, eight months of funding for the positions would...
  • Righeimer calls recall effort 'a stunt'

    A schoolteacher who wants to recall Jim Righeimer from the Costa Mesa City Council would need signatures from at least 15% of the city's registered voters to put the question on an election ballot. Chris McEvoy, who ran unsuccessful council bids in...
  • Harlan: This is not the time to recall Righeimer

    With election day approaching quickly, it seems Costa Mesans are not at a loss for finding new ways to muddy the political waters. Take former City Council candidate and math teacher Chris McEvoy's recent announcement of his intent to file a recall...
  • Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35

    Why yes on Prop. 39 but no on Prop. 35
    Proposition 35, the human trafficking measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, is a near-perfect example of how far the initiative process has strayed from its original role as the people's essential check on the Legislature and how it is now helping to run the...
  • Goldberg: The folly of recall elections

    Goldberg: The folly of recall elections
    It should surprise no one that I'm opposed to the recall of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose fate will be decided Tuesday. But that's only in part because I support what he's been trying to do in the Badger State. I'm also against recalls as a...
  • Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls

    Ed Schultz warns Wisconsin voters of robocalls telling them no need to go to polls
    UPDATED Tuesday 1: 30 p.m. with confirmed reports of voter-suppression robocalls. While I have had many issues with the partisan nature of Ed Schultz's coverage from Wisconsin in the last year, I have to admit that Monday night the MSNBC host appeared to...