Our friend Allan Bartlett over at the Powder Blue Report hashis panties in a bunch over signs he paid for to promote the little-read Irvine Tattler web site were removed by the cty.Ã‚Â Immediately, Allan believes its the result of a conspiracy involving Larry Agran and filed this post on his blog.
I’m especially amused at how Allan cc: all the area media about this “Chief, I have a scoop….”
I called the City Friday morning and was told the signs were the wrong size, violated the city’s sign ordinance of where they could be placed.Ã‚Â Allan would have an argument if the signs were campaign related, but it pretty much falls under the “Lose Weight Fast; Ask Me How” signs that blight a neighborhood.
As for the Irvine Tattler, rehased old content.Ã‚Â Nothing new.Ã‚Â I see the “FFOL” (Former Friends of Larry) Link is down probably due to a lack of interest.Ã‚Â Allen reports that Steven Smith, Irvine Tattler publisher, reported that hits to the site tripled.Ã‚Â Wow, from 3 to 9?
The City of Irvine is in great shape and in many ways is the envy of OC.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Home values in my neighborhood are staying steady, there are still 3 jobs or every resident in the city even with the subprime mortgage crunch.Ã‚Â
We need to get Stephen Choi off the council; and if Ms. Shea loses her race for mayor, perhaps she’ll resign to focus on her lobbying business.Ã‚Â The city is twice the size it was when she was mayor last and I think, for those new residents of Irvine, a reminder is in store that Ms. Shea was completely ineffective at stopping the proposed airport atÃ‚Â El Toro; you can thank BethÃ‚Â Krom and Larry AgranÃ‚Â for Measure W that won overwhelmingly 2-to-1 at the polls.Ã‚Â My home value soared after the vote won.
I also wonder how Ms. Shea viewed last Thursday’s California Supreme Court decision that overturned bans on Gay Marriage; she rose to power in Irvine on statements that she didn’t wantÃ‚Â Gay Pride Parades in her city.Ã‚Â And will Choi issue a statement about it as well?Ã‚Â Ã‚Â