Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn disclosed the basics of his financial connections to Lido Village in the state Fair Political Practices Commission's annual statement of economic interests: the "Form 700" document, which public officials are required to file.
The Daily Pilot also reviewed the other Newport Beach council members' 2010 forms and contacted each official for comment. Their statements cover income, business dealings in Newport Beach, their spouses' dealings inside city limits, financial investments, loans and gifts.
Keith Curry reported the largest gifts on the council during 2010, a year he served as mayor, which is a largely ceremonial role that rotates among council members. Curry received passes from local and international organizations, including the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce ($270) for the Taste of Newport, from the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach hotel ($150) for its summertime jazz festival, and from the Daily Pilot's parent company, Times Community News, which gave him $50 in tickets to the Toshiba Classic golf tournament.