HH is on the November ballot. It is a 20-year long, 1% sales tax increase with many negative financial impacts to both our residents and businesses. If passed by Fountain Valley’s voters, they will increase their city’s sales tax to 9%. Continue reading
The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Fountain Valley City Council candidates forum.
The forum featured these candidates: Continue reading
Do you want to give the Mayor of Fountain Valley more power? (Currently the Fountain Valley Mayor is Steve Nagel).
Currently, all five of the Fountain Valley City Council members have equal power on this.
If tomorrow night’s City Council vote on this is a “yes”, going forward with this and future City Councils, it will become subject to the Mayor’s interpretation instead of going before the entire 5 member City Council. Continue reading
Thanks to Mayor Vo and Councilmembers Nagel, Collins and Brothers, everyone in Fountain Valley is paying more for trash collection services
There are six challengers and three incumbents running for the Fountain Valley City Council on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.
Incumbent Mayor Michael Vo and longtime City Council Member John Collins recently joined with City Council Members Cheryl Brothers and Steve Nagel, in voting to give away a renewal for the city’s trash hauling to Rainbow Disposal WITHOUT a competitive bid. Rates went up. These same four had accepted campaign contributions this cycle from Rainbow as confirmed to us by the City Clerk.
Bidding this opportunity would have cost the city virtually nothing, and likely would have lowered rates instead of increasing them for an elderly population, many on fixed incomes. Clearly, the four voting to foster their political resumes, pump their campaign accounts and not serve their constituents need replacement. Fountain Valley has never bid this “evergreen” contract even tho Orange County has at least five other haulers which could readily compete for it.
A few years ago, the Register changed its editorial policy and began to endorse specific candidates in election season (they had always taken positions or made recommendations on ballot initiatives). By default, they lead the short list of “mainstream media” in the OC, so this change was welcome as it never made a lot of sense that they didn’t weigh in on local candidates. Continue reading