Daily Pilot: Newport Council Candidates Discuss Airport Noise, Project Funding, Business Licenses And More At CdM Forum

Daily Pilot: Newport Council Candidates Discuss Airport Noise, Project Funding, Business Licenses And More At CdM Forum

By Daniel Langhorne, (Daily Pilot), September 6, 2018

“Candidates for Newport Beach City Council pitched their positions on airport noise, government spending, business licenses and other issues Thursday morning during a forum presented by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.

The four incumbents made their case that they’ve smartly planned the city’s growth while supporting local businesses and keeping government as small as possible. Their challengers said change is needed to restore an out-of-touch council to one that listens and bases it actions on the will of the residents.

…“If you’re playing for the Angels and can’t hit, you get replaced,” said fight promoter Roy Englebrecht, who is running against Councilman Kevin Muldoon in District 4.

Englebrecht said he is skeptical of Measure T, an initiative on the November ballot that will ask local voters to amend the city charter to require 55% voter approval whenever the council wants to spend at least $50 million on capital projects using a financing method known as certificates of participation, or COP. Such a large amount could go to construction of a new police station.”…”

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