From a post on NextDoor.com, this comment; I’ve bolded some for emphasis.
Why can’t Christina Shea wrap her arms around the notion that Irvine voters by a 63% to 37% margin that’s held steady since Primary day recognize Irvine voters did not want to enrich a developer who offered pennies on the dollar? Voters were not confused. Voters want a Veteran’s cemetery at ARDA. Construction would have begun last August with $30 million from the state that Shea and the council majority said “no thanks” to so let’s remind her that she said no to about $40 million in funding.
Emile Haddad was quoted in the OC Business Journal saying FivePoint sells land in Irvine for $5 million an acre. So let’s double the estimate to clean up and remediate the ARDA site to $160 million — ARDA is worth $465 million to FivePoint undeveloped (if clean up is doubled). $545 million if the estimate is used. They are trading land assessed at $65 million and throwing in an extra $10 million to fund “phase one” which has never been defined and is not in the contract the city had. Bring your calculator Ms. Shea.
Our sources say No on B spent about $100K on the campaign which went mostly to lawn signs and some advertising. The Yes on B campaign outspent the No on B side by a factor of 15 or 20 to one. I am not sure where she’s getting the $650,000 figure from — perhaps she’s confused because that’s a little more than FivePoint gave to the Yes on B campaign.
Shea is also a supporter of the bullet proof glass that will be added to City Council chambers to shield council members during meetings; Shea has cited death threats against her in the past. Here’s an idea; make voters that serve the interests of the public over developers and perhaps you won’t get death threats.
Mayor Pro Tem Shea is out of touch with Irvine voters — again. If she keeps placing the developers who fund her campaign ahead of voters, she needs to go.
Recall is a real possibility.