The developers funding IEs against Mary Ann Gaido for Mayor need to make up their minds — either gaido voted for every development that ever was approved by the city or she missed tons of meetings. Neither is true, but it does show a shocking measure of Panic on the part of Irvine Republicans and their cozy developer pals.
Beth Krom, arguably one of the most popular elected officials to ever serve in City Hall, has this reminder for Irvine voters; she’s all in for Gaido:
“I’m voting for Mary Ann Gaido for Mayor of Irvine and urge you to do the same! Developers are funding a disgusting campaign of lies and smears against Mary Ann. They know she’s consistently fought overdevelopment and stands up FOR the Irvine residents and our quality of life. If the developers WIN, we all LOSE, so let’s elect Mary Ann Gaido for Mayor, and demand that the City Council put the interests of Irvine residents first.
Mary Ann Gaido is under attack by developers who want to “buy” the Mayor and Council who will do their bidding. The last thing they want is a Mayor who will hold their feet to the fire. They know Mary Ann and they know she has CONSISTENTLY FOUGHT BAD PLANNING AND OVERDEVELOPMENT. That’s why they’ve funded a MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN OF LIES AND SMEARS. We don’t have a MILLION DOLLARS, but we have something better…WE HAVE YOU! You have the power at your fingertips to reach voters with your personal message of support.”
The anti-Gadio crowd placed flyers on all the cars at the Gwen Stefani concert at the Verizon Ampitheater over the weekend saying Gaido killed the venue. Nope. Not even close. Irvine Republicans Anthony Kuo and Greg Smith did. Christina Shea’s plan for an amphitheater at the Great Park is just another idea to require a ticket into what is supposed to be a public park. Don Wagner, Shea or Kuo win, the developers proxy will be running the city with the best local government that can be bought.
Krom has also endorsed Melissa Fox and Shiva Farivar for city council. Krom’s endorsement is coveted in Irvine. With three Republicans running for Mayor, and Hillary at the top of the ballot for president, women voters and Democrats can turn our council blue again.