The Keep Irvine Great ’08 ticket of Sukhee Kang for Mayor and Beth Krom and Larry Agran for City Council kicks off the 2008 campaign with an event at the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine on Saturday, August 2 from 2-4PM.Â As the event gets closer, The Liberal OC will report on another entry into the council race who will pose a huge threat to Steven Choi in November.
More after the jump.
Irvine is the safest city in America — again — and Money Magazine rates it the 4th best place to live in the US.Â And this is largely due to the leadership and work of our progressive council leaders over the past eight years.Â Theirtrack record is impressive:
Defeated the County plan to build an International Airport at El Toro
Planning, design and construction underway for the Orange County Great Park
Irvine named â€œSafest Big City in Americaâ€ for three years in a row
Strong fiscal foundation…increased reserves from 5.5% to 15% ($20.8 million in reserves)
Irvine Educational Partnership Fund established to enhance city support for local schools
Irvine adopts the first comprehensive municipal Greenbuilding Ordinance
Irvine recognized by the Green Guide as one of the â€œ15 Greenest Cities in Americaâ€
Major mobility, transit and transportation improvements, including comprehensive upgrade of traffic signal synchronization
Irvine twice recognized as one of the â€œ100 Best Communities in America for Young Peopleâ€
New community parks and enhanced Open Space access
Emphasized the importance of Ethics in local government
This is a historic election in Irvine; we have the chance to elect the city’s first Korean-American mayor who has an exceptional track record as a business executive.Â Our choice is pretty simple — move Irvine forward or cling to the past.Â