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Supervisors, led by Nguyen, narrowly block Moorlach’s effort to limit voting options

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Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took up the proposal by Supervisor John Moorlach to limit the ability of voters in special elections to fill Supervisor vacancies to vote the way they want. Special elections come up notoriously short when it comes to voter turnout. As we wrote yesterday, Moorlach’s proposal would have asked voters to approve a county charter amendment allowing Supervisors to conduct special elections by mail only, eliminating the option to vote in person at a local precinct

Moorlach Seeks Legacy: Making everyone Vote-By-Mail in special elections

Supervisor John Moorlach

Quietly, and without warning, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach has introduced a proposal to place on the November 2014 ballot a Charter amendment requiring that all special elections for County offices be conducted by mail only. Under his plan, voters would not be able to vote in person at their local precinct on the day of a special election. His public rationale is simple, he want’s to save a few bucks in special election costs.

FivePoint Pitches Veteran’s Cemetery in San Juan Capistrano Instead of the Great Park

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Last Friday, the City of Irvine’s Ad Hoc Committee for a Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial held its first meeting 90 days after discussions at the Irvine City Council meeting in March about placing a final resting place for OC’s veteran’s at The Great Park.  The only Democrat on the committee is State Rep Sharon Quirk-Silva (for the…

Solorio attacks Nguyen over tainted campaign contributors

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On Monday, Community College District trustee Jose Solorio challenged his opponent for State Senate, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, to “return contributions with connections to possible corrupt activities.” Solorio’s call for the return of contributions follows a report in OC Weekly, “Little Saigon Politicians Linked To Alleged Police-Tied Loan Sharking Operation.”

The Disrespecting Republicans and Obama’s OC Visit

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote speech during the UC Irvine 2014 commencement ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday.
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Irvine Council member Beth Krom likes to tell the story about when President George W. Bush visited the city when she was mayor.  While she probably opposed every single policy of that occupant of the White House, he was greeted by the mayor warmly and with great respect.  She also showed a class photo of…