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

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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…

Anti-Choi Library Boondoogle Signs Removed by City

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It’s not election season, but Irvine residents were treated to hundreds of “political” signs urging residents to call city hall to tell Mayor Steven Choi to abandon his $150 million Library at the Great Park “legacy” project which counts on philanthropic contributions to make happen.  This is Republican infighting at best and appears to pit…

Harvey Liss: Reflections on Irvine Planning Commission Partisanship

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I just completed a one-year stint as a City of Irvine Planning Commissioner, having been appointed by former Councilmember Larry Agran who lost his re-election to the City Council to the detriment of all the residents and working population of Irvine. I’ve known Larry for years, and he has been a major force, along with continuing Councilmember Beth Krom, for the public interest of all of Irvine’s residents.

Irvine City Council Approves Great Park site for Veterans Cemetery

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On Tuesday evening the Irvine City Council approved a 125 acre ARDA site at the Great Park for a Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial with Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway seconding Council member Larry Agran’s motion. Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Christina Shea did manage to do a Five Point tap dance expressing concern about the city’s general fund and the cost of site clean up.