At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.Ã‚Â
Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up for Community Services classes and programs, or whose email addresses were on other lists due to interaction with the city.Ã‚Â Shea’s reason for requesting the emails: she wants them for a newsletter.
“The City of Irvine takes your privacy seriously. All information you provide is accessible only by Community Services Department registration staff. Class Coordinators and instructors will receive only the name, current age and address and phone number of participants. Email addresses will only be utilized for Department correspondence related to your registration, promotions, and to inform you of upcoming events. Your information will not be shared with other agencies, departments, businesses, or individuals, to the extent permitted by law.”