Dan Chmielewski

Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site

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Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…

The case for Sukhee Kang in SD-29

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While the news of Sukhee Kang’s candidacy for SD-29 broke last week might be old (I was out of town on business all last week; sorry readers), I hope to shed a little light on his announcement. Kang led Irvine through the toughest years of the Bush-recession as Mayor.  The city of Irvine used a…

FPPC Confirms Investigation Against Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill

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The Liberal OC has received a letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission notifying us that the Enforcement Division of the FPPC will investigate allegations against Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean H. Mill for what we reported was his failure to document his complete statement of economic interest from 2013.  Our complaint had merit. The…

Irvine Council Majority Running Scared of Possible State Probe

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TheLiberalOC has learned the City of Irvine has directed the city’s lobbyist to do everything possible to persuade a State Legislative audit committee from investigating the conduct of the city’s two-person audit sub-committee and the investigators of a $1.3 million “audit” that cherry-picked witnesses and demanded private business records of Great Park contractors other clients.…