Tag Archive for ethics

The Liberal Christina Shea

Our friend Matt Cunningham has a post over at the Red County/OC Blog on how Irvine City Council member Christina Shea seems to have abandoned her conservative principles to embrace campaign finance reform and the new anti-lobbying portion of the Irvine Ethics ordinance. Matt quotes Shea’s newsletter, the one she started by getting the email…

Still waiting to hear back from CEO Mauk

Yesterday afternoon I submitted the following inquiry to the Orange County CEO Tom Mauk through the County Media/Community Relations department. I would like to know if there is any addtional comment from CEO Mauk regarding the matter of Mr. Bustamante’s “joke” on Tuesday. It is clear the Mr. Bustamante was NOT at the Hall of…

When AP Attacks!!!

I’m reading an article in the E-Commerce Times about a bit of a dust up between the Associated Press and bloggers over the blog practice of printing a few words or even paragraphs of a story and then linking to it. It seems that this national story has a local spin on it. In the…

Irvine Tattler pulls a muscle to stay on message

On Christina Shea’s unofficial campaign web site, the Irvine Tattler, publisher Stephen Smith addressed the subject of Irvine lawyer Todd Gallinger’s public comments at last week’s City Council meeting in an oh-so-nuanced fashion.  Gallinger’s letter, which we published here last week, added the word Lobbyist in reference to a memo Shea wrote in November 2005.…

Sexist Comments by OC Public Works Dir. of Administration

When is a joke not a joke? As we pointed out in an earlier post, Christian Berthelsen political reporter for the LA Times related in an article on Thursday comments made by Republican Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as the new OC Sheriff. Apparently, Bustamante walks up to…

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…

Sign Up for a Class in Irvine? Shea Has Your Email

In spite of the City’s established Privacy Policy on protecting your email address from unauthorized use, Council Member Christina Shea trumped the City’s Privacy Policy to use a California Public Records request to go around the city’s rules.  Now she has your email address “for a newsletter.” Ten bucks says the database is going to…