One of the country’s smartest and most honest analysts on transit and light rail is Randal O’Toole. Mr. O’Toole’s been associated with the Cato Institute for almost 20 years and per his Wikipedia bio focuses “on private land rights, particularly against public land use regulations and light rail.” His research and writing illustrates the folly and terribly bad decision that the OCTA and city of Anaheim have made in approving a $319 million streetcar system to connect their Convention Center, a station near (but not at or in) Disneyland to the new $184 million ARTIC train station — totally, a $503 million unjustifiable RISK to connect Disney patrons and conventioneers to the California High-Speed Rail system that’s simply not coming to Anaheim. Continue reading
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is going to have to pick someone to replace the current Orange County Clerk-Recorder, Tom Daly, as he won in the 69th Assembly District’s General Election, on Nov. 6. Daly is now going to be representing the most Latino Assembly District in Orange County.
So who should replace Daly? Vote in our poll (above) and let us know what you think! Continue reading
For all the nonsense that the Orange County Board of Supervisors deals with (some of it self-imposed), this is a great idea from a November 12th Voice of OC post: John Wayne Airport Might Accept Bids for Private Firefighting. There is positively no good reason that this small emergency service at JWA can’t be handled by an outside entity that’s comparably trained and equipped. Continue reading