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Who made this year's DP 103?

Chosen people (or animals) include City Council members, public safety officials and religious leaders.

December 31, 2010|From Daily Pilot staff

official when he won the District 3 seat in the Nov. 2 election. An architect and former Gov. Ronald Reagan staffer, Hill is expected to focus on planning and economic development, especially on Mariner's Mile, which he represents and lives above.

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No. 12

Sandy Genis

Former Mayor Sandy Genis returned to city politics with a force after the state proposed selling the Orange County Fairgrounds. She served as president of the Orange County Fairgrounds Preservation Society and formed Costa Mesa First, which helped campaign for the city's Measure L, the hotel bed tax increase, which passed. Costa Mesa First also campaigned on behalf of council candidate Chris McEvoy, who barely lost to an incumbent.

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No. 13

Guy Lemmon

He's the spokesman of Facilities Management West, the Newport Beach investment group pulling out all the stops to own the Orange County Fairgrounds. The deal, at least at this writing, is in court and no one knows what will happen in the end. Whether selling the fairgrounds is good or bad for the city, we can't say until the deep-fried dust settles, but you can't fault Lemmon for trying. The guy thinks big.

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No. 14

Steve Beazley

Many community members blamed the Fair Board and Fairgrounds Chief Executive Steve Beazley for what led the state to sell the fairgrounds. In between juggling the drama surrounding the sale and reassuring his employees, Beazley and his staff managed to run the most successful fair in its history. If Facilities Management West ends up buying the fairgrounds, Beazley will not be running the show any longer.

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No. 15

Jose Solorio

Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) played a key role in the Orange County Fairgrounds saga. Solorio has always been consistent with what he wanted for the 150-acre fairgrounds: to remain the people's property. It's why he joined with a group of businesses, community members, local and state officials who all filed a lawsuit this fall to block the sale from going through.

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No. 16

David Hunt

Newport Beach City Atty. David Hunt made headlines this year that he'd likely want to forget. He was arrested in mid-March on suspicion of felony spousal abuse. But when the Orange County district attorney's office decided not to file charges against him, Hunt returned to his job at City Hall in early June. Hunt's contract with the city has been extended for another year.

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No. 17

Jeffrey Hubbard

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