News broke earlier this week that the city of Irvine is in negotiations with a foundation connected with the Anaheim Ducks to construct three to five ice arenas at the Great Park that the city will lease to the foundation for $1 a year. Sound familiar? But the proposal, which is being studied closely by…
The Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek is probably the most despised reporters covering the Santa Ana political beat. Elmahrek has revealed that recent allegations of secret and unreported political contributions to the effort by former Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez to seek a fourth term on the Santa Ana City Council.
Regarding Brandman’s report: “I have no idea how Orange County operates, but if I were presented with this as a public official, I would not be inclined to accept it as it is. Because its something that frankly a high school intern could have done, anyone could have done,” Judy Nadler told Voice of OC.
Alleging conspiracies not in existence, is a prime example of why unhinged elected officials should never be given the opportunity to speak at the end of a long meeting, especially on camera. In addition to the theater of it all, should an elected official choose to rant about stuff, they should at least not make allegations that are easily proven false.
Adam Elmahrek has delivered an intriguing expose of the influence that former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle still maintains in the city. In some cases discovered by Elmahrek, it appears that Pringle has danced precariously on the line that prohibited him from lobbying city officials within the year after he left his elected position.
Earlier this year Councilwoman Kris Murray voted on a contractor’s report from the Willdan Group, her employer, FPPC regulations make it illegal for an elected official to vote on matters which have a financial impact on their personal interests. The law is crystal clear on the matter, you cannot vote on anything that involves your employer.