Opinion

 Easy Reader Staff

On Local Government – Phone breadcrumb trail is no fairy tale

by Bob Pinzler The New York Times recently published a fascinating, interactive piece showing how others can use your cell phone as a tracking device. This tracking was not done by the government, nor was a search warrant required. All the Times needed was to obtain this data from a location data company, which received […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-16-2020

Letters to the Editor 1-16-2020

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 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-9-2020

Letters to the Editor 1-9-2020

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 Special Contributor

On Manhattan Government 1-9-2020

City can beat county to sales tax increase by Mark Burton   As of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018, Manhattan Beach’s net pension liabilities were over $74 million.  Yes, that means we are underfunded or, in plain English, in debt in the amount of $74 million. As noted in the City’s most recent Comprehensive […]

 Judy Rae

On Local Government – Public safety and other services

On Local Government – Public safety and other services

by Bob Pinzler The dominance of public safety in the budgets of our local governments indicates its importance to the people they serve. It also emphasizes the influence police and fire departments have over those governments. That influence can produce confrontative situations, making structural reform nearly impossible. For example, nobody can determine the number of […]

 Easy Reader Staff

On Manhattan Government – Elections and the ‘Bridge to nowhere’

by Mark Burton Here are a few of the 2020 and beyond challenges facing the Manhattan Beach City Council: Storm water pollution: Storm water pollution will be a significant challenge for the City Council because of a federal mandate to keep storm water trash and pollution from entering the ocean. In 2020, the City Council […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-2-2020

Letters to the Editor 1-2-2020

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 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 12-26-19

Letters to the Editor 12-26-19

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