Ronald Reagan

Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

Placing Reagan statue at Civic Center Park only drives partisan division

Once again, the tone deaf and ideologically driven members of the Newport Beach City Council used their super majority to rush through, without adequate debate or notice, one of their pet Republican agendas — to glorify one of their own. After years of plotting and conniving, they finally succeeded in sneaking in a statue of Ronald Reagan onto the grounds of City Hall.

This issue was fully debated years ago when the statue was first commissioned by the party faithful. It was conclusively agreed at the time that City Hall was not the appropriate place for partisan aggrandizement. As a generous compromise, the statue was permitted to be installed in a park adjoining the Castaways...

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