Updated: Irvine’s Shea Trying to Force Schott off City Council

Christina Shea

Update:  Looks like Schott has been re-appointed to Mayor Pro Tem and the Mayor’s chair will go to Beth Krom until December 13.  Shea shared an update on Facebook accusing her council colleagues of a variety of underhanded things directed at her.  Meh.

Shea’s post (all spelling/grammatical errors untouched and uncorrected):

I think people are confused about this vacancy facing our Council when Mayor Choi leaves for the Assembly.. Simply put…the Mayor Pro Tem by law, by our Municipal code and by our Charter, takes over if there is a vacancy based on the Mayor retiring early, dying in office etc. The law says the Mayor Pro Tem vacates their Council seat to become Mayor and when a new Mayor is appointed, they can’t go back to their position on Council unless they are reappointed by a majority of the Council or by a special election, or the Council chooses not to call a special meeting declaring a vacancy on the board. This is our law. Councilmember Schott could have remained Mayor Pro Tem, when the vacancy occurred with Dr Choi leaving, and she would have had a safe seat. Her Council seat wouldn’t be in jeopardy unless a special meeting was called to declare a vacancy. No one ever suggested that to be an option and three votes would be required to implement that procedure. She decided to resign a week ago, from her appointed position as Mayor Pro Tem, this was her decision, i believe if she had asked for a legal opinion, as I did, prior to her resignation, her choice may have been a different one. Time to move on and enjoy the holidays !

Back to the Original Post:

There’s going to be a special meeting of the Irvine city council this afternoon at 4PM as Irvine Council member Christina Shea (R-FivePoint) is trying to pull a fast one to have Lynn Schott surrender her council seat on a procedural matter.  Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is stepping down to be sworn in to the State Assembly on December 5, meaning the mayor pro tem, Schott, would have to take the Mayor’s title for one week until Mayor-elect Don Wagner is sworn in on December 13.  But doing so, Schott would have to resign her council seat and then Shea and Wagner could install Anthony “hit-and-run” Kuo on the city council even though Kuo finished third.

But Schott resigned the mayor pro tem’s slot last week, making today’s meeting a dumb exercise for city government.

Here’s Shea’s Facebook post on it (all typographical errors and spelling errors untouched):

“Interestingly update: Mayor Steven Choi  is vacating his seat December 5 th to take the oath for his Assembly seat…and our Municipal code states the Mayor Pro Tem shall take Mayors seat However, Lynn Schott, sent in a predated week old memo today, which appears not written a week ago, saying she resigned as Mayor Pro Tem as of last Tuesday, which can’t be accurate as last Tuesday night she officiated over the City Council meeting, as Mayor Pro Tem.  And the City Manager only received her resignation memo as we all did, this am., Last Wed night City Manager, sent a memo to Council, a day after she supposedly resigned, stating she will maintain her position as Mayor Pro Tem, following the Mayors resignation. if there is a vacancy for Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem  becomes the Mayor of the City for as long as that vacancy is not filled.which requires them to vacate their present  seat. We need a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem especially in case of a natural disaster, or any other disaster or emergency.

Councilmember Schott should have done a bit of research prior to taking her office as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Team has a vital role to fill representing our City,

If the US President resigned or couldn’t fulfill his obligations, would the Vice President just resign and scurry away?

Resigning a week ago, with no notification to her collegues, creates a problem which we must now remedy with a special Council meeting tomorrow..This could have been resolved last Tuesday at our regular Council meeting, the day Councilmember Schott states in her memo, which she sent in today, was the day she resigned. No one heard a word about this resignation a week ago,and we would have saved allot of extra staff time and our time to have to hold a special meeting tomorrow, if we had dealt with this resignation at our regular Council meeting of November 22nd.”

We will note that Shea skipped the November 22 City Council, citing illness.

There’s a simple solution to this: name Beth Krom Mayor for the next 9 days.  She did not run for office, so there’s no seat to resign.  The Council and the City have the coverage against the natural disaster Shea warns off and would have an experienced and popular mayor at the helm until Wagner is sworn in to begin his campaign for California Attorney General for the next two years.

But here’s what this is all about; Shea wants to make the case that if Schott were to serve as Mayor for the few days between Choi’s leaving and Wagner’s oath of office, Schott would have to give up her City Council seat, leaving it available to install Anthony Kuo on the council.  We’ll remind readers Shea was the chief beneficiary of the $1 million campaign funded by developers to take over the Irvine City Council and champion of the $1.7 million taxpayer funded Great Park audit that produced nothing but a scathing rebuke from the State Auditor so she and Wagner can aid FivePoint’s takeover of city government.

I urge Council member Jeff Lalloway and Lynn Schott to make and second a motion to name Beth Krom Irvine’s next mayor until December 13.

You have to feel bad for Kuo in a way; he lost his run for city council while finishing third which would have been worse had there not been four Democrats splitting the vote taking four of the six top spots.  And with Ling Ling Chang losing her SD-29 race to Josh Newman, Kuo is likely out of a job unless Choi adds him to his assembly staff.


  29 comments for “Updated: Irvine’s Shea Trying to Force Schott off City Council

  1. RHackett
    November 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I don’t feel sorry for Kuo.

    Be a good conservative and get a job that isn’t dependent on the taxpayer.

    Amazing how many small government conservatives claiming to loathe government are dependent upon the government.

    • Ltpar
      November 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Last time I looked, City Council was not a paid full time job. Not sure what Anthony does for a living, but unlike many Democrats, he does work and volunteer for public service at the same time. Dan C. is full of his usual crap, because while it would be nice, no one is trying to force Lynn Schott to do anything. We all know she gets her marching orders directly from “Bully Boy” Jeff Lalloway, much the same as Beth Krom did from Larry Agran. I might have missed something, but will the City of Irvine fall into the ocean if it goes two weeks without a Mayor?

      • John
        November 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        As usual, Fat Pat (Ltpar) doesn’t get it.

        It is Fat Pat’s pal, Christina Shea, who is saying that “Irvine [will] fall into the ocean if it goes two weeks without a Mayor.”

        Of course, it won’t.

        Now, Fat Pat, tell Chistina.

        • John
          November 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

          Oh, and Anthony Kuo has never had a job outside of politics. Check his Linkedin page.

        • Ltpar
          November 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm

          Sholuldn’t you be in the bathroms at South Coast Plaza looking for little boys insted of trying to communicate with adullts?

          • John
            November 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm

            Fat Pat again responds with an outdated homophobic slur.

            Don’t you realize, Fat Pat, that you’re just showing yourself to be a relic of a bygone era and making most people dislike you even more — as well as reminding people of the anti-gay roots of Christina Shea’s political career.

            Plus, Dr. Freud would draw the obvious conclusion.


            • November 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

              Pat equates pedophiles with people who are gay. Sad.

              • Ltpar
                November 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

                Dan, with your biased and limited viewpoint, do not presume to speak for me. I personally, have nothing against people with alternative lifestyles as long as they do not try to force it on me. I am happy you are sad, but this is the year for you liberals to wake up to the reality that your time of screwing the country is over. Get used to it.

                • November 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm

                  Pedophilia is a crime Pat. Being gay isn’t. BTW, heterosexual men are the #1 cause of pedophilia.

            • Ltpar
              November 30, 2016 at 12:37 pm

              John, don’t confuse me with some “limp wrist wuss” who stays awake at night worrying what liberals, leftists and other misfits think about me. At this point in life, I continue to be a staunch conservative, somewhere to the right of Atila the Hun and Donald Trump and have nothing to prove to anyone. As far as relics go, I believe the recent election demonstrates “we relics” also know as “Deplorables” are still alive and well in America. Bottom line is our type will be running the country for the next four or eight years, so get used to it.

              • November 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm

                limp wrist is a gay slur; keep going Pat. Jeff LeTourneau will demand an apology from you at the next DPOC meeting and he’ll call you a homophobe

                • Ltpar
                  December 1, 2016 at 12:37 am

                  If the shoe fits, wear it Dan. In my Book of Experience, most liberals are limp wristed by philosophy. You are the one who made the insinuation about gays, not me. No apology here.

                • December 1, 2016 at 11:22 am

                  In my book of experience, most bigots and racists of your age group tend to be Conservatives and Republican. Not all Conservatives and Republicans are bigots and racists, but folks like you and Ms. Shea via her Measure N efforts 27 years ago, certainly fit the bill. Now don’t forget to get your White Sheet and Hood ironed before the inauguration.

      • RHackett
        November 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm

        I was referring to his positions working for officials and being paid by the taxpayer.

        Something you know a lot about.

        • Ltpar
          November 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm

          Yep, I made a real killing working as a Police Officer for 35 years. You are right, it is something I know a lot about and you don’t know “jack schitt” about.

          • RHackett
            November 30, 2016 at 7:56 am

            I know that every day I read about how public employee pensions are bankrupting local governments. I know that you are a beneficiary of those programs.

            I know that your rantings about taxation and government make you a hypocrite when you are the recipient of big government. Given that law enforcement is the biggest cost center for any locale.

            Please enlighten me with what you know “jack schitt” about.

            • Ltpar
              November 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm

              I make more money from my private real estate investments, acquired over forty years than I get from my Public Safety Retirement. I might also add, I pay taxes on that investment money, probably a hell of a lot more that you. Guess I must know “Jack Schitt” about something, or my portfolio wouldn’t be doing so good. By the way, I earned every dime I get fom my Safety Retirement by spending half my lifetime protecting the good citizens of Costa Mesa & Irvine and a few ungrateful ass holes like you, John and Dan C. No apologies and no regrets.

  2. CougarClub
    November 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Shea’s a 66 year old geezer who still thinks she’s hot. To 90 year olds maybe

  3. katherine Daigle
    November 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Politics is a dirty game.

    I’ve watched it long enough, I’ve been in it long enough – heck, people will attack your ideas well beyond the point of simply disagreeing with them, and laying out detailed cases intended to prove they’re silly and could only originate from someone not fit to win an election. I am speaking to Ms. Shea, she will stop at nothing; she will keep hammering away, hitting you and hitting you until you give up or until you win. That’s how HER politics is done.

    And I understand that; moreover, I accept it. Do I wish people could be a little nicer to each other? Sure – and when I was a kid, I wanted a pet unicorn, too. I deal in reality, and politics is very real. People take this stuff seriously, as well they should. We all love our community and our country, and we earnestly believe not only that our ideas are the best way to help them, but that the opposition’s policies will be counterproductive. Ultimately, it’s our happiness and that of our families that we’re dealing with.

    But something I will never get, something I will never accept, something I can never abide, is lying. I happen to believe bearing false witness against one’s neighbor is a sin, and I happen to know that under specific circumstances, lying is even a temporal crime. That’s why I’m done accepting the attitude and the tactics of Ms. Shea. We all want to win, and again, that’s because winning here is important. But some tactics are simply going too far.

    Ms. Shea is a liar and has went to far, trying to railroad Ms. Schott into forcing a resignation. Ms. Schott has won this battle and her tactic was honesty.

    Ms. Shea; fools do not learn their lessons from the mistakes they make. They continue doing the same foolish things over and over again, to their own destruction (Proverbs 18:7).

    • Ltpar
      November 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      As usual Katherine, a lot of words but very little if any substance. Your tirade against Christina Shea is pathetic, especially since she continues to overwhelmingly win election after election and you, yourself can’t even get to first base. Nobody, tried to force Lynn Schott to do anything except her mind and it was incorrect. Steven Choi and Christina Shea didn’t even know she had resigned her pro-tem position until a week after it happened. It was Schott, Lalloway and Krom who asked for the Special Council meeting, not Shea or Choi. Without that engineered attempt to gang up and vilify Shea, things would have just played out without any public display and Schott would have continued as pro-tem. Moral of the story is, “you can bullshit some of the people, some of the time, but you can never B/S all of the people all of the time.” By the way, since you like to run for things, I hear there will soon be an opening for “Dog Catcher,” so you might want to get your hat in the ring for that?

  4. Alan Travis
    November 29, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Whoa, Katherine Daigle broke the liberals’ cardinal rule of “separation of church and state” by invoking a verse from the Holy Bible – the Christian one.

    Daigle said:
    “Ms. Shea; fools do not learn their lessons from the mistakes they make. They continue doing the same foolish things over and over again, to their own destruction (Proverbs 18:7).”

    That business about “doing the same foolish things over and over again, to their own destruction” would apply in spades to Democrats, Hillary supporters, and Agranistas. Democrats are just too smart, in their own minds, ever to think they were wrong, much less admit it and change their ways. Arrogance is a way of life for Dems.

    • Katherine Daigle
      November 30, 2016 at 1:09 am

      Alan, I am a conservative, pro 2nd Amendment, Catholic and I have been a Republican for 25 years to the dismay of Mr. Whitaker whom targeted me in this last election.

      This election cycle, I was the victim of a vicious, slanderous mailer distributed by the OCGOP .

      The Republican Party needs to get their message out to new Republicans, grow their base and prepare for the next election. Getting a solid message of leaving “no voter behind” is what is necessary to capture the independents which have grown exponentially over the last 18 months. And will continue to grow as President Trump brings with him the promises of a better America.

      We “I” need to be in front of that message and there are so many Trump supporters that are waiting for a place to call home.
      It’s time to grow the masses – we have a good opportunity to reach out beyond the party establishment.

      Be blessed Alan

  5. Alan
    November 30, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Hysterical commentary here. Everyone should know one thing. No one on that council trusts Shea, as they should not, and that is the only reason things went the way they did. Schott was obviously doing what she thought she needed to do in order to protect herself and her next 2 years in the council. Shea is loyal to one entity and that is Five Point. Everything she does is for their benefit.

    • Ltpar
      December 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

      Obviously you missed the point Alan. Lalloway, Schott and Krom are almost as bad as was Larry Agran. Lalloway tried his “bully boy” tactics on Shea and had them thrown back in his face. This is why he is hostile toward her along with his puppet Lynn Schott. Christina Shea is loyal to the people who elected her and if you look at the vote count you will see the voters trust her and that is all that matters. By the way, last time I looked, it was the job of the City Council to work with the various Stakeholders in the Community, including the Irvine Company, Five Points, the School District and others. If you have evidence of corruption or collusion by Christina Shea, then please share it with the Grand Jury. Your assinine assumptions insult the intelligence of any objective person. You and Dan C. must be brothers?

  6. junior
    December 1, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Did Ms. Krom mention why she would vote against her appointment? I suppose that she could have refused the appointment.

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