Lalloway won’t resign

Irvine council candidate Jeff Lalloway (left) and Rep. John Campbell share a laugh at the IPSF Gala last month; Lalloway said tonight he won't resign. (c) 2010, TheLiberalOC

We received an email tonight from Irvine council candidate and Finance Commissioner Jeff Lalloway.  He’s not resigning.

“I have no intention of resigning and abandoning my mission of uncovering wasteful spending at City Hall,” said Lalloway in an email to the LiberalOC.  “Christina Shea is so desperate to hold on to power after decades in public office that she is willing to disparage me, her own Finance Commissioner.  Shea’s habit of accepting money from public employee unions and the voting on big pay increases and pension spikes finally caught up with her when I exposed it.”

Lalloway says it was his tough questioning of Shea’s spending habits regaridng a $700 a month car allowance she takes from the taxpayers that led to her decision to ask for his resignation.

  3 comments for “Lalloway won’t resign

  1. Ltpar
    October 26, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Dan, Lalloway won’t have to debate whether to resign or not. It is my understanding that he has been fired, had the copper buttons cut off his uniform and drummed out of the fort in disgrace. I guess they knew what they were doing back in the days of the western frontier?

    The only thing exposed recently was not some big “City of Bell” misappropriation of salary and benefits in Irvine, as Lalloway wants people to believe, but rather his own exposure for failing to pay debts and loans. I can hardly wait to see what other bombshells the Agran Slate has in store for Lalloway between now and election day. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy?

    • October 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

      Pat — I have a call in on this, but I don’t think a commissioner can be fired except by a vote of the council. As for Lalloway’s rant that Shea emailed Agran and everyone else on the council, that’s what a city council member has to do. When Noah Krom died, an email went out to the entire city council including Shea and Choi. It shows that while there might be personal politics between both sides, they demonstrate professionalism when it comes to communicating matters before the city.

      I’m still waiting for an explanation of which public employees union is out to sink Lalloway, if the city PE unions are as lightweight as you say they are. It’s a code word Jeff is using to rile up the base and has no basis in fact

  2. October 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Lalloway serves the Council at Shea’s discretion; he’s been fired.

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