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By Alicia Robinson | June 15, 2006
If former Newport Beach City Councilman John Heffernan chooses to run for the council seat he gave up in January, there's nothing officially barring his way, the Newport Beach city attorney has determined. "There's nothing in the [city] charter that would prevent him from running to get his seat back," City Attorney Robin Clauson said Wednesday. Heffernan resigned because of family and work commitments that he says are now resolved. He said Wednesday that before he decides on a run in November, he wants to see who he'd be up against.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
Ernie Hatchell Regarding the Pilot's Friday story, "Candidate tough to endorse, some say," Newport Beach now has its own flip-flopper. Councilman John Heffernan, a candidate for reelection, is setting a record for flip- flopping that comes close to that of John Kerry. Heffernan announced midway through his first term in office that he would resign. A short time later, he announced that he would stay and finish out his term and then no longer seek public office.
NEWS
By: | August 11, 2005
Newport Beach Mayor John Heffernan announced Wednesday that the city has proclaimed Aug. 10, 2005, William D. Lusk Day, in honor of one of the city's most influential businessmen. Heffernan made the proclamation at a reception for local homebuilders at the Balboa Bay Club. Lusk, a Newport Beach resident for 40 years, has served as president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, skipper of the Commodores Club and director of Hoag Hospital's 552 Club.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
Heffernan has served his constituents well The Daily Pilot's article ("Heffernan to step down, Thursday) leaves us feeling sold out to local politicians. We need Councilman John Heffernan and other council members to be objective in their convictions. About Mayor Tod Ridgeway's comment that he was surprised and disappointed at Heffernan's resignation, "I thought he had become a team player:" The team is not worthy. Hopefully, the mayor and others responsible for some of those big boy schemes will be around when they bear fruit.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | October 16, 2006
Former Newport Beach City Councilman John Heffernan is kicking himself for not looking more closely at city employee salaries when he was an elected official. But he's looking now, and he wants the council to join him in his scrutiny. Startled by seemingly huge salary and benefit increases, Heffernan last week gave the council a chart of salary and benefit costs in the 2002-03 budget year compared with the 2006-07 budget, which showed increases of as much as 47% for some positions.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
Balboa Performing Arts Theater proponents have some impressing to do. Now that the city has agreed to toss in another $1.4 million into the theater renovation project, there is going to be much greater calls to ensure Newport Beach residents are getting their money's worth. The city's investment will pay for the purchase of the Main Street building, notably where the old Orange Julius restaurant now sits. By making the purchase, the city will now hand over more control to theater organizers to plan for things like dressing rooms and restrooms, much needed facilities for what many are dreaming will be the prize of the peninsula.
NEWS
July 29, 2004
S.J. CAHN Newport Beach's District 7 council race is close to being the one to watch this fall. It's already interesting enough, with incumbent Councilman John Heffernan yet to decide whether he'll seek reelection. (By contrast, the other two councilmen up for reelection, Steve Bromberg and Steve Rosansky, are in the race.) Add to it that the only other person in the city, at this point, to have taken out the needed nominating papers is from Heffernan's district and has ties to the controlled-growth Greenlight group -- to which Heffernan was tied when he won his seat four years ago -- and there's enough political interest to offset the waltzes right now awaiting the two Steves.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 15, 2005
Newport Lexus presented city officials with a $100,000 check for the Newport Beach centennial celebration at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday at the dealership's site on MacArthur Boulevard, where it's scheduled to open in late 2006. "This is a very generous gift to our centennial," Mayor John Heffernan said, standing in front of a backdrop of construction trucks decorated with balloons. In announcing the dealership's contribution to the centennial, owner David Wilson assured the crowd that Newport Lexus will be involved in the community.
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By Alicia Robinson | April 20, 2007
Former Newport Beach Mayor John Heffernan has asked the state Fair Political Practices Commission to investigate whether a conflict of interest tainted the City Council's decision not to build a city hall next to the Newport Beach Central Library. Since December 2005, the council has in three separate votes rejected the idea of building a new city hall on the 12-acre parcel by the library that has long been slated for Newport Center Park. But in March the council rescinded the latest vote to go ahead with the park, after council members questioned how close parks commissioner Debra Allen lives to the park land.
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NEWS
February 20, 2007
  BERNICE BORCHARD HEFFERNAN January 31, 1916 – February 17, 2007  Bernice Borchard Heffernan, a pioneer in expanding the reach of multiple Catholic and philanthropic causes in Orange County, died peacefully in her sleep on February 17 th .   Her family, church and community will mourn her passing. She was born in Santa Ana in the home of her parents Antone and Anna Borchard during the 1916 flood.   Bernice, her brother Vincent, and three sisters Frances, Wilma, and Anita were raised on the family farm south of Santa Ana.   Their family home and grounds were donated and are now the site of the Retreat Center for the Sisters of The Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, with the original family home serving as a Convent.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | October 17, 2006
Former Newport Beach City Councilman John Heffernan is kicking himself for not looking more closely at city employee salaries when he was an elected official. But he's looking now, and he wants the council to join him in his scrutiny. Startled by seemingly huge salary and benefit increases, Heffernan last week gave the council a chart of salary and benefit costs in the 2002-03 budget year compared with the 2006-07 budget, which showed increases of as much as 47% for some positions.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | June 15, 2006
If former Newport Beach City Councilman John Heffernan chooses to run for the council seat he gave up in January, there's nothing officially barring his way, the Newport Beach city attorney has determined. "There's nothing in the [city] charter that would prevent him from running to get his seat back," City Attorney Robin Clauson said Wednesday. Heffernan resigned because of family and work commitments that he says are now resolved. He said Wednesday that before he decides on a run in November, he wants to see who he'd be up against.
FEATURES
January 22, 2006
Just when you thought it was going to be a quiet New Year in Newport Beach, former mayor and current City Councilman John Heffernan decided to resign. Yes, effective Jan. 11, the residents of District 7 lost their reelected councilman. What a shock to all of us -- and to me! After I heard the news, I stopped by Heffernan's office in Newport Beach, and he graciously met with me while I tried to talk him out of it. I probably stated things many other people would have, if they could have.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | September 15, 2005
Newport Lexus presented city officials with a $100,000 check for the Newport Beach centennial celebration at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday at the dealership's site on MacArthur Boulevard, where it's scheduled to open in late 2006. "This is a very generous gift to our centennial," Mayor John Heffernan said, standing in front of a backdrop of construction trucks decorated with balloons. In announcing the dealership's contribution to the centennial, owner David Wilson assured the crowd that Newport Lexus will be involved in the community.
NEWS
By: | August 11, 2005
Newport Beach Mayor John Heffernan announced Wednesday that the city has proclaimed Aug. 10, 2005, William D. Lusk Day, in honor of one of the city's most influential businessmen. Heffernan made the proclamation at a reception for local homebuilders at the Balboa Bay Club. Lusk, a Newport Beach resident for 40 years, has served as president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, skipper of the Commodores Club and director of Hoag Hospital's 552 Club.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
Ernie Hatchell Regarding the Pilot's Friday story, "Candidate tough to endorse, some say," Newport Beach now has its own flip-flopper. Councilman John Heffernan, a candidate for reelection, is setting a record for flip- flopping that comes close to that of John Kerry. Heffernan announced midway through his first term in office that he would resign. A short time later, he announced that he would stay and finish out his term and then no longer seek public office.
NEWS
August 7, 2004
Deirdre Newman After grappling with the desire to spend more time with his family, City Councilman John Heffernan decided Friday to run for reelection. His decision was not without angst. Friday morning he was set on not running but was persuaded to do so by staff members, who made an emotionally compelling case for his staying on the dais, he said. "I think [my family] has kind of reconciled with it," Heffernan said. "The staff kind of did its best to keep me in the ring."
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