Tag Archive for ethics

What Does Shea Want Irvine Residents’ Email Addresses For?

At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.  Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

The Other Casualty at DPOC Last Night

Last night’s DPOC meeting was not a death knell for the party and nor was it a shining moment of leadership. The party’s decision to allow Hoa Van Tran to retain the party’s endorsement is not quite a victory for the campaign, but more of a stay of execution when the voters have their say…

Showdown for Hoa Van Tran

The Democratic Party of Orange County met tonight to determine if Hoa Van Tran will be the Tan Ngynen pariah of the 2008 election cycle. The question: Will the Dems take a stand, or let things slide further down hill? Questions about the ethics and integrity of Hoa Van Tran have been raised by all of…

Dina wants Supervisor job; can’t pay property taxes on time.

The Bolsavik is reporting that apparently while Dina Nguyen has no problem loaning her campaign $25,000 she cannot seem to pay her property taxes on time. For the record, the total year to date amount of contributions reported on Dina’s May 17th report is understated by $500. I’m sure it’s just an error in addition. Also, while…

Shirley Grindle Asks Hoa’s Treasurer To Amend Report

Orange County’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle (OC Register photo) contacted me this evening to let me know that she has sent a memo to Xavier Martinez, Hoa Van Tran’s new campaign treasurer, requesting that he clean up the reports and refund any contributions that may exceed the $1,600 TinCup limit. Specifically she is referring…