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December 5, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER and HOPE HAMASHIGE and MIMI KO CRUZ
City Councilwoman Norma Glover has said she wanted to take the politics out of picking a mayor. But her proposal to rotate the leadership failed recently when four of the seven members voted against the plan. Glover said the current practice of having the mayor elected by the council amounts to a popularity contest. A new mayor and mayor pro tem were chosen, following custom, after two new council members, Tom Thomson and John E. Noyes Jr., were sworn in Tuesday. Janice A.
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October 4, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nine candidates in the Newport Beach City Council race share a concern that unless more money comes into the city's treasury, Newport Beach won't be able to keep its beaches clean, its harbor dredged or its streets safe. The city has not entirely rebounded from the effects of recession, with both sales taxes and property taxes lower than before.
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October 4, 1996
Nine candidates, including one incumbent, are seeking three City Council seats at stake in Newport Beach. A quick look at the candidates: * District 2: West Newport Beach from the Newport Pier to the Santa Ana River Jan Debay Age: 59 Occupation: Retired nurse/realtor Background: Incumbent; former city planning commissioner Major issue: Rebuild city's reserves by increasing tax revenue through economic revitalization programs such as business improvement districts * Barry E.
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August 14, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Hoping to diminish the risk of prostitution in the city, the City Council on Monday adopted tougher regulations for massage parlors. The council action is the latest move spanning years of dispute pitting massage parlor owners and employees against some residents and city officials over how to regulate those businesses. Owners of more than half a dozen massage parlors have filed suits against the city this year, alleging its ordinance attempts to shut them down.
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December 9, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Acknowledging the rising costs of running for office, the City Council will consider raising the city's campaign-contribution limit to $500. With election year approaching, some council members have questioned whether individual contributions of $200, the current limit, are realistic. At a council meeting last month, Councilwoman Norma Glover proposed amending the city's campaign contributions guidelines to reflect the actual cost of seeking local office.
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December 2, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
John W. Hedges, a commercial airline pilot and the city's mayor for the past year, was unanimously reelected to the post by his colleagues this week. "This is a challenging city to govern in, and it's been a pleasure to run," Hedges said before his reelection. Mayor Pro Tem Janice A. Debay also will serve a second term, the seven-member council unanimously decided.
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November 29, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Despite unanimous opposition by Newport Beach council members, the Irvine Ranch Water District will seek state approval of a two-year plan to send treated waste water into Upper Newport Bay. "Their community is opposed to the project and they've reflected their position that way. But I believe the project is a good project," said Peer A. Swan, president of the water district's board of directors.
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November 26, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After reviewing two independent studies on a controversial plan to empty reclaimed waste water into Upper Newport Bay, the City Council on Monday is expected to take a stand against the Irvine Ranch Water District proposal. Reports by a UCLA biologist and a San Diego-based ecologist state that dumping 5 million gallons of highly treated sewage into the bay daily would not benefit the ecosystem, as the water district contends, and might be harmful to it.
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November 15, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
The city will wait until Nov. 27 to take a stand on the Irvine Ranch Water District's plan to empty treated sewage into Upper Newport Bay. The City Council was to vote Monday night on whether to support or oppose the water district project, which would release 5 million gallons of reclaimed waste water daily into San Diego Creek near the Irvine-Newport Beach boundary and, eventually, into the bay.
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October 22, 1995
I have never written before, but I felt your article on the blackball issue in Newport Beach (Oct. 11) was extremely one-sided. It presented the Newport Surf Council as justified in whining that they cannot surf anywhere in Newport Beach from noon until 4 p.m. As an older body surfer and longtime Newport Beach resident, I was disgusted by how selfish these surfers are today. Surfers used to take pride in that they were complete watermen. They used to be excellent divers, paddle boarders, swimmers and body surfers.
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