Anthony Kuo, an Irvine Planning Commissioner who in the last election cycle suggested to Irvine’s Great Park neighbors who are Chinese immigrants that the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial would be done in through the Planning Commission, has decided to run for City Council. He’s a Republican who lacks the vision for the city that his current GOP colleagues on the city council share with him.
Here’s his announcement:
I love Irvine … but, you probably already knew that!
I grew up in Irvine, my family built a small business near UC Irvine, I attended Irvine’s public schools, got involved in local non-profit organizations like the Irvine Valley College Foundation and the Exchange Club of Irvine, and have had the pleasure to serve on the city’s Planning Commission for the past five years, being unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the commission the past three years.
As a commissioner, and Chairman, I led efforts towards finally getting the Orange County Great Park built, reviewed and improved policies governing development in Irvine and worked hard to maintain and enhance the high quality of life we have in this city.
Above all my responsibilities and accomplishments, I have enjoyed meeting so many residents, homeowners and community leaders in an effort to ensure City Hall serves them. Their stories and experiences inspired me, and led me to the decision to take the next step in serving my community.
I am excited to announce that I am running for Irvine City Council. I’m running because I want to keep Irvine the same amazing community in which I had the privilege of being raised.
Now, I need help from friends like you. I hope you’ll reply and allow me to use your name as an endorser, and that you’ll click here to be one of my early contributors. In the coming year, I’ll be busy visiting Irvine’s neighborhoods, sharing my thoughts on being a fair, open and informed public servant representing my community, and raising funds to accomplish those goals in preparation for the November 8, 2016 election. Individuals and/or corporations may contribute up to $470, but every dollar is helpful, and you can also contribute monthly to suit your budget.
Thank you for your friendship, and thanks in advance for your personal support. I hope to be sharing more good news and additional updates in the coming weeks!
Kuo will likely be the beneficiary of significant developer dollars towards IEs. And he’s working over the new Chinese immigrant communities in the Great Park neighborhoods for money. This announcement is his first one in English; he announced his candidacy in Chinese media weeks ago.