Irvine World News columnist and Republican pollster Adam Probolsky will host a mayoral debate at Irvine City Hall this Wednesday. Should be interesting because Probolsky has been critical of Republican candidate Steven Choi for using Photoshopped images of Nancy Pelosi with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and posing for photos with someone who had an image of Pelosi as a Nazi SS officer. Probolsky chided Choi for belittling historical tragedy.
Here’s the email invite to the Mayoral debate:
There’s nothing better than watching a debate live. This Wednesday, October 10th, at 5:30 p.m., the three candidates for Mayor of Irvine – Larry Agran, Steven Choi and Katherine Daigle – will participate in a debate at Irvine City Hall. This is a public event. We hope you can attend.
Let’s face it: When it comes to shaping the vision for a city, Mayors matter. They matter a lot. Their experience matters. Their thinking matters. Their respect for the community matters.
When he last served as Mayor from 2000-2004, Larry Agran kept his promise to defeat of the El Toro Airport and advance the Orange County Great Park, building on his legacy of pro-community initiatives. From open space preservation and support for education to investments in public safety, Larry Agran fights to keep Irvine moving forward.
When Beth Krom served as Mayor from 2004-2008, city reserves were tripled to $30 million and Irvine was distinguished for the first time as America’s Safest City. Beth implemented the Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families and Orange County’s first Green Building ordinance.
Our current Mayor, Sukhee Kang has leveraged our reserves effectively, preserving core services despite the economic downturn. Under his leadership, Irvine has continued to be recognized as America’s safest city, and has earned distinctions as a top ten “best managed,” “economically vibrant” and “best places to live and work” in America.
This election will determine whether we go forward or backward. Steven Choi and Katherine Daigle want to take Irvine in a different direction. Hear from the candidates themselves about their vision for Irvine. Adam Probolsky is hosting the Irvine Mayoral Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, inside City Hall at One Civic Center Plaza – at the corner of Harvard and Alton.
The future of our City is worth talking about. Please come to the debate.