The Irvine City Council took steps to protect private property owners from having their property seized.
The ordinance, which was proposed before the election in a special council meeting NOT attended by Christina Shea or Steve Choi when the council voted to oppose Prop. 90, wasÃ‚Â approved by the council Tuesday night.Ã‚Â It prohibits the city and the city’sÃ‚Â redevelopment agency from taking private property to give to a private party without the landowner’s consent.
Sonya Smith didn’t provide the vote count in her story in today’s Register; but she responded to my email and told me the vote was 5-0. Given the nature of City Council votes, it would not have surprised me if the vote was 3-2 with Shea and Choi voting no.Ã‚Â
Now I’m curious; given the strong Pro-Prop 90 crowd consisting of Steve Greenhut of the Register, State Ass. Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), and both Shea and Choi, who sent out campaign literature saying that voters would lose their homes to developers, will any of them step up and praise the City Council for voting to protect private property rights?Ã‚Â
I won’t hold my breath.