November 7, 2018
OC Register: Costa Mesa voters pick first directly elected mayor, and it looks to be Councilwoman Katrina Foley
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Katrina Foley was ahead in her bid to be the city’s first directly elected mayor, and long-tenured Councilman Allan Mansoor was in danger of being booted from his seat, according to election returns on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
In the Orange County District Attorney race, challenger Todd Spitzer had a lead of five percentage points over incumbent Tony Rackauckas.
A measure that would let seniors keep their low property tax rates when they move was also defeated, as were propositions in favor of rent control and capping kidney dialysis charges.I
At least 575 new homeless shelter beds will be built in north Orange County under a series of court-enforceable settlement agreements reached in recent days between attorneys for homeless people and the cities of Anaheim, Orange and Tustin.
Anaheim plans to pay $4.9 million to buy an industrial building on La Palma Avenue across from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center to operate as a homeless shelter. The nonprofit Illumination Foundation is expected to operate the shelter.
Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific projects California’s business output to grow at 3.2 percent a year in 2018 and 2019 vs. 2 percent annually 2020 to 2022.
Publication Date: November 7, 2018