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By Emily Foxhall | February 18, 2014
The mayor of Newport Beach will be among those contending for a seat on the City Council in November, when four of the seven positions will be open. Rush Hill, who was first elected to the council in 2010, kicked off his reelection campaign Feb. 8 with a wine and cheese party at his home. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and State Board of Equalization member Michelle Steel, who is running for county supervisor, attended, offering brief remarks to a crowd of about 50 people.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 3, 2014
California's political ethics watchdog warned Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill on Thursday that he should have recused himself from a handful of decisions that could have raised the value of property he owns, but declined to fine or formally admonish him. "It's true vindication," Hill said. The state's Fair Political Practices Commission said in a letter that the mixed-use building Hill owns on West Balboa Boulevard created a conflict of interest when he voted on preliminary stages of a project to build $2 million worth of improvements to the street's sidewalks and medians.
NEWS
March 26, 2008
The planned Sunset Ridge Park probably ought to have a smaller baseball diamond than proposed to help reduce noise and not do as much to block views, Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Rosansky said Tuesday at a council study session. The proposed park, which would also include two soccer fields, has angered some neighbors in the Newport Crest condo complex. A presentation showed most of the sight line would remain untainted, and Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. officials said they could bring down the planned height of a back stop.
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By B.W. Cook | July 23, 2010
Prominent Newport Beach citizens Rush and Linda Hill opened their bay view home last week welcoming some 70 friends who came to sign nomination papers on behalf of Rush Hill, who is planning to run for Newport Beach City Council representing District 3. Don Webb , the current District 3 councilman, is termed out. The local crowd enjoying the evening gathering included a host of Newport VIPs, including Richard Luehrs , president of...
NEWS
May 2, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- Seeking support for the $110-million school bond that will be put before voters next month, Measure A proponents will appeal to community members Wednesday at Speak Up Newport's monthly meeting. During a public forum hosted by the community group, several key members of Citizens to Rebuild Our Schools will offer information about Measure A and answer questions. "We're just going to be covering the basics, nothing terribly elaborate or ornate," said bond proponent Rush Hill.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- The city's movers and shakers welcomed Wednesday's decision by the House of Representatives to phase out estate taxes by 2011. The move, which is expected to cost about $185.5 billion, would eliminate the taxes heirs have to pay. Since inheritances of up to $675,000 are already exempted from the tax, only the estates of about 2% of people who die each year would be affected by the repeal. With 58 Democrats joining nearly all Republicans in the decision, the vote was 274 to 154. While Newport Beach's business leaders cautioned that the proposal is likely to face a battle in the Senate, they said the repeal would benefit the city's small business owners.
NEWS
August 14, 1999
Jessica Garrison NEWPORT-MESA -- District officials were hammered relentlessly Thursday night. And that is just how they wanted it. At the second meeting of the district's Facilities Advisory Committee, the group of local business and community leaders convened by Supt. Robert Barbot to figure out what to do about the district's crumbling classrooms peppered officials with one tough question after another. Last month, district officials estimated that the total cost to repair and modernize schools will be at least $127 million, money the cash-strapped district does not have.
NEWS
November 12, 2009
1924 to 2009 Fran, as she liked to be called, passed away with family at her side on November 4, 2009. She lost her valiant battle against the terrible disease Pulmonary Fibrosis. Having led a full life, she was a tremendous wife and mother, great cook and swing dancer, and accomplished golfer. Fran had three hole-in-ones during numerous enjoyable rounds of golf in Southern and Central California and could (and did) dance her three sons into the dance floor! She is survived by Rush Hill, II, a Newport Beach architect, and his wife Linda (son and wife)
NEWS
January 15, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- If it passes at the ballot box this November, Greenlight's slow-growth proposal -- in its attempt to curb development -- could strangle the health of the business community, local leaders say. "Under this initiative, you couldn't put in a Starbucks coffee or one residential unit in [without a vote]," said Newport Beach architect and business leader Rush Hill. The Protect from Traffic and Density initiative proposes to allow residents to vote on "major" amendments to the city's general plan.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 23, 2010
Longtime Newport Beach resident and real estate advisor Rush Hill has entered the fight for the open District 3 Newport Beach City Council seat, making it a race among three political veterans. Hill, who on Tuesday filed papers with the city to run for the open seat, said he is running on a platform of “fiscal responsibility and really finding a solid financial continuation in the city.” A Newport Beach resident since 1975, Hill has extensive political experience.
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By Barbara Venezia | May 1, 2014
Say the names Bob Rush and Rush Hill three times quickly and you have quite a tongue twister - almost as twisted as their continued political interaction, which seems to be playing out again. It's no secret that Newport Beach resident and former Assembly candidate Rush has no great love for Newport Beach Mayor Hill - and the feeling seems to be mutual. Rush, a Democrat, says he distrusts Hill, a Republican. Hill calls Rush's complaints against him filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission "totally politically motivated and verging on harassment.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 3, 2014
California's political ethics watchdog warned Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill on Thursday that he should have recused himself from a handful of decisions that could have raised the value of property he owns, but declined to fine or formally admonish him. "It's true vindication," Hill said. The state's Fair Political Practices Commission said in a letter that the mixed-use building Hill owns on West Balboa Boulevard created a conflict of interest when he voted on preliminary stages of a project to build $2 million worth of improvements to the street's sidewalks and medians.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | March 13, 2014
Newport Beach residents and visitors could be cruising to their favorite bayside destination by boat this time next year. The Harbor Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to form two ad-hoc committees, made up of harbor commissioners, to evaluate a water taxi service and a new mooring system in the harbor. Mayor Rush Hill presented his plans to the commission, instructing members to make a recommendation to the City Council within eight months regarding how to implement the water taxi service.
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By Emily Foxhall | February 22, 2014
The Newport Beach harbor has long attracted residents and visitors alike. Beyond the allure of the water itself, ample opportunity for entertainment can be found along its shores. There is the Balboa Fun Zone with its iconic Ferris wheel, and a number of restaurants with fresh seafood dishes. Commercial businesses thrive, yacht clubs keep busy and bars fill with patrons. What could be missing? The city needs water taxis to connect the dots, maybe even electric ones, at least according to Mayor Rush Hill, who hopes soon to bring the idea to fruition.
NEWS
By Rush Hill | February 21, 2014
Newport Beach residents have recently questioned the city's efforts to outsource certain services. I appreciate their concerns and thought it would be helpful to clarify our approach to outsourcing. The community has seen us review outsourcing for street sweeping, tree trimming, residential refuse collection and, most recently, lifeguarding at Corona del Mar. The decision to outsource a service or keep it in-house always stems from a rigorous review of whether an outsourced model can provide the same or better level of service (than that currently provided by the city)
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | February 18, 2014
The mayor of Newport Beach will be among those contending for a seat on the City Council in November, when four of the seven positions will be open. Rush Hill, who was first elected to the council in 2010, kicked off his reelection campaign Feb. 8 with a wine and cheese party at his home. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and State Board of Equalization member Michelle Steel, who is running for county supervisor, attended, offering brief remarks to a crowd of about 50 people.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | January 21, 2014
West Newport could become home to the Newport Beach Police Department's new headquarters, Mayor Rush Hill told the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. But no specific sites are under consideration, he explained, as the city begins to examine alternatives to the current location on the outskirts of Newport Center. West Newport requires a stronger police presence and lacks community centers, such as those found in other parts of the city, Hill explained following his remarks to a group of about 50 gathered for the chamber's networking lunch at Five Crowns restaurant.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | December 10, 2013
The last meeting of the Newport Beach City Council for 2013 ended festively with the election of new leadership and reflections on the successes of the year past. By a nomination of the council, Mayor pro tem Rush Hill replaced Keith Curry as the city's new mayor, and councilman Ed Selich succeeded Hill as Mayor pro tem. "I would like to thank the council to have the faith in electing me," said Hill, who was elected to the council in 2010. "It truly is an honor and a pleasure to serve as mayor to this incredible city.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | September 12, 2013
Newport Beach is proceeding with negotiations to outsource the city's trash services to a private company. Council members directed staff in a 4-3 vote to gather more information on the top three bidders and to return with a contract. The council may still decide to drop the issue in the future, but the members believe this step allows them to better evaluate a proper course of action. At stake are two main opposing concerns: the desire for the city to save money in the face of looming pension costs versus the widespread appreciation residents hold for their current trash service workers and the quality of service they provide.
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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | April 8, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — What constitutes "Newport Beach standards" may depend on one's perspective. Consider the residents of the Beach and Bay Mobile Home Park, near the Santa Ana River, and the owners of multi-million dollar oceanfront homes on Seashore Drive. Soon, they may end up on the same city subcommittee and will have to find ways to solve their neighborhood's problems. The Neighborhood Revitalization Committee met for the first time this week, and officials are devising a list of under-performing areas and taking applications for citizen participants.
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