Tag Archive for Beth Krom

Lalloway seeks to eliminate Irvine’s Business License Tax; How about the Hotel Improvement District Tax?

Lalloway PuppetMaster

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway has proposed eliminating the city of Irvine’s business license tax program which amounts to $51 a year for any business in the city from giants like Broadcom to mom-and-pop shops.  The program generates just under $1 million a year but according to Lalloway, it costs $600K to administer, but…

Great Park Forensic Audit; was the Bid Rigged?

Great Park Ballon Ride - Photo: Violeta Vaqueiro

The Voice of OC has a blockbuster story today from an auditor who declined to submit a bid to conduct the Great Park Foresnic Audit on the grounds that the project was not independent and was designed to lead to a biased conclusion.  We’ve been saying all along, this audit was a taxpayer-funded withhunt designed…

New Petition Urges Moving Veteran’s Cemetery Out of Great Park

Sharon Quirk Silva with Governor Brown at the Great Park 2014

There’s a new petition circulating to Irvine’s city council and Governor Jerry Brown to move the approved location of the Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial away from the Great Park.  Simply put, it’s not going to happen. This note appeared on the Facebook page for Orange County Veterans Memorial Park group which obtained a copy of the…