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The City of Seal Beach has been divided into voting districts for City Council seats for many years. This year’s general election in November will see ten candidates running for three seats with only one incumbent running for re-election. One district, City Council District 1, has an incumbent running. Its …continue reading

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Directly or indirectly, Cypress Council Member Frances Marquez is the cause behind three items on the Council agenda for the regular meeting on Monday, July 11: Item #13, regarding conflicts of interest related to the Valley Vista trash franchise agreement Item #12, regarding a California Public Records Act request made …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for June 19 through June 25 include summer events, a fatal traffic accident, and Cypress City Council doings. Top Ten Stories for June 19 through June 25 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): 2ND & PCH …continue reading

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Supervisor Katrina Foley issued the following statement regarding the United States Senate’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States on April 7, 2022: “I join our county and nation in celebrating Justice Jackson’s historic confirmation as the first Black woman to serve on …continue reading

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Development of the Civility, Conduct and Governance Policy and Code of Ethics was at the request of Councilmember Frances Marquez and supported by Mayor Pro Tem Anne Hertz-Mallari. It was adopted on a 4 to 1 vote with Councilmember Marquez voting against. She had since refused to sign the policy …continue reading

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U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39) joined Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-05) to introduce the bipartisan, bicameral Into the Light for Maternal Mental Health (MMH) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Act of 2022 to improve outcomes for the screening and treatment of maternal mental health and substance use disorders. This bipartisan …continue reading

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According to a report by City Attorney Fred Galante, the Cypress City Council in closed session voted 4-1 against moving to district-based elections. Councilmember Frances Marquez was the lone dissenting vote. Katie Shapiro rose to speak during the first public comment session about Item #6, “Second Reading and Adoption of …continue reading