2009

December 16, 2009 
Orange County and City of Costa Mesa Approve OC Fairgrounds Agreement

The Orange County Board of Supervisors and Costa Mesa City Council have approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the proposed purchase, governance, and operation of the Orange County Fairgrounds.


October 29, 2009 
John Wayne Airport Construction Alert

WHAT: A portion of John Wayne Airport's Terminal roadways near Terminal B will be narrowed to allow for construction of Terminal C and Parking Structure C through 2011.


June 22, 2009 
HOMEOWNERS - Challenging Your Property Assessment

The Assessor will be sending out property value notices next month. Be sure to read your notice carefully. If there are two values shown on your assessment notice, the LOWER of the two values will be enrolled and that will be the basis for your 2009 Property Taxes. If you only have one value listed that is your enrolled value and no temporary reduction in value was made by the Assessor.


February 19, 2009 
California lawmakers Pass Long Awaited Budget Plan

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - California lawmakers approved on Thursday a state budget package to close a $42 billion deficit, ending a lengthy standoff with a slate of bills that aim to raise taxes, slash spending and increase borrowing with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature.


February 18, 2009 
Disputed Pension Spikes

If a government employee is ready to retire and just before walking out the door his or her employer increases pension benefits 50 percent, would that be an earned increase or a gift of public funds? The answer to taxpayers is obvious.


January 7, 2009 
Muni Bonds: Proceed With Caution

After months of declines, municipal bonds look too cheap to pass up, and signs suggest the market may be ready to rebound.