Dan Chmielewski

Irvine Great Park CEO has a Criminal Record

Before anyone starts complaining that we don’t call it as we see it, I’m posting this story from today’s LA Times.  If I have to point fingers here, it has to lie with city staff and the city manager’s office for not vetting Marty Bryant adequately.   I’m certain this will be fully investigated with new procedures…

Peace Officer Code of Ethics

This is the all time best post I have ever read from Steven Greenhut on Orange Punch. It ran yesterday and I missed it.  So I’m glad I scrolled down and found it. I wonder if this oath applies to all of Carona’s friends who also carry a badge, because if it does and others…

The Elephant in the Room

With the County Board of Supervisors rejecting a proposal today that would allow them to remove a public official from office for a variety of reason (oh, like say a federal corruption indictment), I got a tad excited when I saw a link to this on the Flash Report. I clicked through only to be…

A New Low

From USA Today — In the USAToday/Gallup telephone survey of 1,024 adults Friday through Sunday:  President Bush reached an unwelcome record. By 64%-31%, Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. For the first time in the history of the Gallup Poll, 50% say they “strongly disapprove” of the president. Richard Nixon had reached the…

Irvine Democracy Project Kicks Off Tuesday

Irvine is a wonderful City with many reasons to be proud. Great planning, excellent educational resources and extraordinary cultural diversity — not to mention our recognition as the Safest City in America for three years in a row. To build on our reputation as a proud American city with strong democratic values, the City Council…