Dan Chmielewski

Wagner pulls SB54 item from Irvine City Council Agenda

Irvine Mayor Don Wagner, seeking to burnish his conservative credentials for a Board of Supervisors run after this November’s elections, agendized a discussion on SB54 for the City Council discussion but pulled it just before the meeting.  And that didn’t stop a boatload of Irvine’s diverse residents from coming out to speak about the stupidity…

DPOC Meeting Recap: Resolution on Community Land Trusts Goes Back for a Rewrite

A proposed resolution from the Democratic Party of Orange County’s West Vice Chair Diana Carey and the Republican County Board of Supervisors was pulled from the agenda last night to be revised by the Resolutions Committee because it failed to address core Democratic values of public access to Community Land Trust meetings, transparency and eliminating…

Abazajian snags endorsement from Padilla for Irvine City Council race

Irvine city council candidate Kev Abazajian has snagged another significant endorsement for his race for Irvine City Council. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has backed the UCI scientist’s candidacy. “Scientists and engineers bring unique problem solving skills to public service and to the important issues facing our communities,” said Padilla.  “That’s why I endorse…

Irvine Community Land Trust Surrenders Accountability to Public; Gaido Denied a New Term

Marianne Gaido, a former Irvine city council member, mayoral candidate and co-author of the city’s master plan, was denied a new term on the Irvine Community Land Trust at the organization’s meeting last Monday.  The Land Trust is an important organization that works with the City of Irvine to develop homes for people of modest…

Abazajian garners endorsements from Min, Ali in Irvine, and Senate candidate DeLeon

Kev Abazajian, a physicist at UC-Irvine who finished a strong second in the Democrats of Greater Irvine straw poll last month, has earned powerful endorsements from former CDP and DPOC-endorsed Congressional candidate Dave Min and Community activist Anila Ali. In addition, Abazajian and Farrah Khan, who is endorsed by the DPOC, have earned the endorsement…

OCYD announces 2018 endorsements

The Orange County Young Democrats have announced their endorsements for the 2018 election cycle.  Here’s the list: Governor, Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Governor, Ed Hernandez & Eleni Kounalakis Attorney General, Xavier Becerra Secretary of State, Alex Padilla Treasurer, Fiona Ma Controller, Betty Yee Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond United States Senator,…