May 1, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Southern California among nation’s 5 least affordable rental markets

Rising rents, stagnant incomes and insufficient construction make Southern California "a pressure cooker," USC researcher finds.


Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa asks residents for input on city manager search

As part of the brief questionnaire, participants can identify the top three issues they believe the city faces and outline the attributes they feel are most important for whoever takes over as Costa Mesa’s head administrative employee.


OC Register: Orange moves toward electing council members by district

An Orange resident sued the city for having an at-large system, in which all voters choose from the slate of candidates for the council. An attorney for the resident says the current system dilutes the votes of Latinos, who make up nearly 40 percent of the city’s population.


OC Register: Freight containers to be re-purposed for homeless shelter in Buena Park, part of new construction trend

The city joins the cutting-edge trend of turning shipping containers into homes, businesses, libraries and classrooms by tapping Crate Modular, which specializes in container conversions.


Voice of OC: Fullerton moves ahead with paid downtown parking using license plate readers

People will have to pay to park in downtown Fullerton public garages and lots when the city launches a pilot parking program in June, in spite of privacy concerns from residents and City Council members over the license plate readers that will be used.



KABC: Survey: Companies considering ban on all physical contact, including handshakes

Companies are implementing very black and white policies to avoid expensive sexual harassment claims. While you're probably safe with a handshake, the experts say why even risk it.


Publication Date: May 1, 2019