Tag Archive for Christina Shea

Smoking Gun Letter on Vets’ Cemetery from Shea: City Council’s Approval Only “Tentative”

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Irvine Council member Christina Shea sent a letter to an unknown number of “Irvine Friends” on May 6, 2015 acknowledging receipt of a petition from residents opposed to a Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial at the Great Park.  In seeking to reassure those petition signers, Shea said the Irvine City Council has voted to “tentatively support…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

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The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

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The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…