While my politics are certainly liberal, I was always a big fan of radio commentator Paul Harvey’s “Rest of the Story” commentaries.
After our post last week, I’m happy to report the rest of the story.Â Former Irvine city council member Greg Smith and former council candidate Pat Rodgers have cut checks to reimburse the city for legals fees associated with a politically motivated lawsuit the pair lost last October.Â
The decision was not appealed at the end of March and the pair had 60 days to pay.Â As of late May/early June, the city had not been paid back.Â The city’s Public Information Office reports the checks came in last week (meaning they were late) but I think everyone is happy that the bill’s been paid.
However, city council member Christina Shea’s encouragement of the pair to pursue legal action against the city remains troublesome.Â I have to question where her interests lie — with the party she represents or with the taxpayers of the city.Â If she feels the city’s progressive majority is violating the law, well, we taxpayers pay for a city lawyer.Â What does it say about the legal services the city pays for (a lawyer who’s advice seems to be backed up by a judge).
This case is about the rule of law, not “who has the gold rules,” as Lt. Rodgers as stated.Â The rule of law sided with the taxpayers and the Progressive council majority.