FIrst of all, for those of you whom are politically challenged, let me bring you up to
speed. The City Council has the authority to create (or repeal) city ordinances, better known as the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NB Municipal Code).
The makeup of the City Council is determined by the city districts. Newport Beach is currently divided into seven districts:
Each district has one representative,
or Council Member. Each Council Member gets
one vote on the City Council. As you can see, the
Balboa Peninsula lies within District "1". So, the best
case scenario is that we get one of the seven votes.
That said, I've got to be honest with you, I don't think that the peninsula
even gets that vote. I personally don't feel that our current city council
representative (Tod Ridgeway) represents the majority of residents that I see on the peninsula. And, looking at all of these
restrictive ordinances that are on the books (most of which aimed at the peninsula),
I'm certain he has been ineffective in moderating City policy (see "NB Municipal Code").
The problem with our city council is that that it's been infiltrated with
lawyers and developers whom only have their own personal interests in mind.
CLICK HERE to read their campaign disclosure statements to see who funds
them and their "agenda". You can learn more about the
members of the Newport Beach City Council by