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Fleischman in the middle of FPPC Complaint alleging illegal contributions

A 600 page complaint filed by former Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro alleges illegal contributions that helped lead to the Republican take-over of the reigns of Irvine city government. A total of $186,000 was poured into the Irvine mayoral and City Council races by Irvine resident and Republican consultant Jon Fleischman through California Term Limits PAC, which was formed three months before the election.

It’s Not All About the Swing-States

If you watch the cable news channels you may have gotten the impression that the only place where voters matter is in the swing-states. At times it seems the two presidential candidates are running for President of Virginwiscoflohiowa. While that election is getting all the attention, there are some important votes in California that could swing the balance of political power away from middle-class Californians for years to come.

Greenhut’s Sunday Column Had to Hurt

Register columnist Steven Greenhut wrote a column Sunday that amounted to a sort of compliment to the progressive city council majority in regards to the council’s handling of the contract dispute with the Irvine Police Association.  It was sort of like a husband at a marriage counseling session being asked by the counselor to give…

Local Budgets Approved: with somewhat different approaches

The cities of Anaheim and Irvine approved their budgets for next fiscal year on Tuesday. Each city took similar approached to address projected shortfalls in revenue and public service needs with one Mayor vowing to travel to Sacramento to resist state efforts to raid city revenues. Two reports from Wednesdays’s Orange County Register… Irvine OKs $145…

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang’s State of the City address

Well, Orange Coast Magazine says Irvine is the city OCers love to hate.  The city is well-positioned to weather the economic downturn due to the city’s eight year record of progressive leadership. Here is Irvine Mayor Suhkee Kang’s first State of the City address: Mayor Sukhee Kang State of the City of Irvine February 10,…