Residents for Reform was started for a simple reason – our local government has become too expensive.
Over the past decade we have sat back while well-intentioned politicians have encumbered 87,000 residents with almost $500 million in long-term debt
The city’s budget documents show in 2003 total revenues from all sources was $110 million. This year it’s $254 million, a 131% increase.
Just because Newport Beach is a wealthy community doesn’t mean city government has to gouge, overcharge, and over-tax.
We believe our city is profiting off taxpayers, hence its surplus of $140 million – larger than the entire budget of Costa Mesa.
Residents have been quiet for too long. It’s time for a change.