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Fleischman’s Editorial on Pensions; Dumb and Dumber

Jon Fleishman

In his Voice of OC commentary Jon Fleishman tries to paint the serious issue of unfunded actuarially accrued liability (UAAL) into a political box of Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal and Unions vs.Taxpayers. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that responsible recognition of pension liabilities and their funding is necessary.

Santa Ana PD on Janet Nguyen-ParadeGate: Nothing to See Here

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

After OC Weekly’s Matt Coker posted this story based on a blog post in NewSantaAna about OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen placing her toddler son at risk in last Sunday’s Fiestas Patrias Parade in downtown Santa Ana, we immediately thought “slow news day.”  Coker, channeling blogger and Nguyen-critic Art Pedroza, writes: The supervisor, who is a…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Warns of Economic Collapse While Markets Explode in New Growth

Allan Bartlett

  Irvine Finance Commissioner Allan Bartlett issued a public service announcement on Facebook yesterday, warning his friends to take appropriate steps to protect their assets due to the pending catastrophic economic collapse that Bartlett feels is inevitable in light the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue funding the federal stimulus. Bartlett wrote:  “Allan’s PSA of the day:…

Updates on Great Park Forensic Audit MIA

Balloon Ride at The Great Park Irvine

  The forensic audit of the Great Park in Irvine has been underway since mid-June and is scheduled for completion by October 16, 2013 according to the contract between the City of Irvine and HSNO of Costa Mesa with the auditor promising to provide updates when the project was 25 percent completed, 50 percent completed…

Lalloway Resigns from Irvine Community Land Trust Board

Jeffrey Lalloway, Irvine City Councilman

Tipsters were telling TheLiberalOC that Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway was kicked off the board of directors of the Irvine Community Land, an organization dedicated to managing affordable housing in one of the most expensive cities in Orange County in which to live.  For the tipsters, you’re half right.  Lalloway resigned from the Board…