November 28, 2003
INSIDE CITY HALL Here are some of the items the commission considered at its Monday meeting. MOBILE HOME ORDINANCE The commission reconsidered an ordinance that replaces and expands the city's procedures for mobile home park conversions. The commission will discuss whether a town hall meeting is necessary before it votes. The City Council wants new rules to give it more authority over the conversion process and to delineate the procedure for mobile home park closures.
November 24, 2003
GIVING THANKS What are you thankful for this year? Good health? Family and friends? Whatever it is, let us know by calling (949) 642-6086 or sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please spell your name and include your hometown and phone number. The Pilot will run a selection of the responses on Thanksgiving Day. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday. WEATHER Light winds will make short work of the morning clouds. See Page A2 COSTA MESA The Planning Commission will consider holding a town hall meeting on the proposed mobile home ordinance.
November 9, 2003
Responding to Wednesday's article, "Mobile home tenants balk at proposal:" Thank goodness they did balk. The study session was heavily attended by lawyers and representatives of Joe Brown, the owner of Snug Harbor and El Nido mobile home parks, and an association for mobile home park owners. Every resident of a mobile home in Costa Mesa needs to beware. Your homes, your communities and your lifestyle are in grave danger of being erased from Costa Mesa.
October 2, 2003
June Casagrande A town hall meeting on plans to build a community center drew a good size crowd on Monday night, but it's not yet clear what direction city leaders will take from the meeting. "We will begin to look at what it all means and what direction that takes us beginning with our next [Newport Coast Advisory Committee] meeting on Monday," committee chairman Jim McGee said. The committee is charged with bringing a recommendation to the City Council on how to spend about $7 million set aside to build a community center that some residents hope will serve as a town square uniting residents of the various Newport Coast subdivisions.
August 5, 2003
June Casagrande A town hall meeting for Santa Ana Heights will try to get to the heart of the question of how to create a community center that people will use. In advance of the Aug. 19 meeting, resident leaders are sending out a questionnaire to their neighbors asking what amenities they want in their new community center. Their answers could help determine where the center is built. A favored site for the center is at 2300 University Drive, where the YMCA now stands.
March 7, 2003
Christine Carrillo No design has been made. No plans approved. But talk of a possible skate park at Davis Elementary School was all the city needed to spark debate, which was exactly what the City Council wanted. Using public forums to quell concerns among opponents of the proposed park, the City Council asked parks and recreation commissioners to get responses from residents. And they did. During a meeting Wednesday night that about 35 people attended, those for and against the idea got the chance to air their differences.
June 19, 2002
-- Lolita Harper Costa Mesa will host a town hall meeting tonight regarding recreational vehicles before returning the long-debated issue to the City Council for final action. The meeting will focus on proposed regulation for recreational vehicles on public streets and seeks to gain public input on a proposed law that is pending formal approval by the council. Over the past six months, the City Council has considered various regulations to reduce the number of recreational vehicles parked on public streets.
June 14, 2002
Costa Mesa will host a town hall meeting regarding recreational vehicles next week before returning the long-debated issue to the City Council for final action. The meeting will focus on proposed regulation for recreational vehicles on public streets and seeks to gain public input on a proposed law that is pending formal approval by the council. Over the past six months, the City Council has considered various regulations to reduce the number of recreational vehicles parked on public streets.
May 2, 2000
When I got a phone call asking if I would like to write a column about educational issues, I said I would try writing six. This column is number 100. Sometimes, I get crazy with all of the issues that affect the education of our children: what should the school calendar look like, what do we do if the school facilities get any worse, what new mandates will be foisted on us from a politician who has never been in a...
April 28, 2000
WHAT HAPPENED: The school board renewed a lease agreement with the Coast Community College District for Coastline Community College to use the Mesa Verde school site through June 30, 2003. Before the vote was taken, two adult education teachers implored the board not to continue renting out schools when the adult education program is paying to rent rooms at a church. Supt. Robert Barbot told the teachers that he has trying to solve their problem and is currently negotiating a new location for them.