Shiva Farivar, a longtime Irvine City Commissioner and former city council candidate, has launched a campaign for Irvine City Council. Here’s her letter below:
I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Irvine City Council! Irvine has been my home for over 20 years. It is the place I raised my family. My husband and I chose Irvine because it was one of the best master-planned cities in the nation. Master-planning is not just about putting a park near homes, or having shopping centers close by. It is also about planning for the well-being of the residents, making sure that their needs are met.
Recent actions by our council majority have made it clear that the proper planning for Irvine’s growth is not a priority. Simply put, they are putting Irvine’s reputation at risk and the needs of the residents on the backburner.
That’s unacceptable and that’s why I am running. For nearly eight years I served our city as a Community Services Commissioner – and was Chair for four years. During my tenure, I learned first-hand of the premium services that the City offers its residents. I want to ensure that, as we grow, we will maintain and expand the highest quality services to meet the needs of every resident.
I will focus on the future of Irvine and be a voice for every resident, young and old, parents, students, seniors and families. My guiding principle is common sense — I will not be bound by ideology or partisanship.
Please join me on November 4th for my campaign kick-off. I want to hear from you about issues that matter the most and fill you in on my vision for our great city. A detailed invitation is below. If you can’t join us, please consider contributing to our campaign today. We need your help to raise the funds necessary to win. Click here to contribute securely online. I hope you will join me – because together we can help restore common sense to our city council!
Shiva is a smart, accessible candidate who spends more time listening than speaking. She’d be an exceptional city council member.