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FPPC is Investigating Irvine Council Member Christina Shea

Christina Shea

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) says Irvine Council Member Christina Shea is the subject of an “existing investigation” prior to receiving a formal complaint on Shea from TheLiberalOC. In a letter dated January 22, 2016, the FPPC informed this blog that “since the allegations in your complaint are the subject of an existing investigation,…

TheLiberalOC Files FPPC Complaint against Irvine’s Christina Shea

Christina Shea

TheLiberalOC today filed a formal Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) complaint against Irvine City Council member Christina Shea based on her conflict of interest in serving KIA Motors a s government relations representative while also directing Irvine City Staff to expedite tasks requested by her client.  Requests by Shea to City staff were sent to…

Voters will decide on Orange County’s Ethics Commission

Local political watchdog Shirley Grindle addresses county supervisors in July. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

Editors note: we reached out to Shirley Grindle, OC’s political watchdog, for her thoughts on the proposed Ethics Commission ballot measure for next June; she offered her thoughts below:   For the past 10 years, I have made several attempts to convince the County Board of Supervisors to establish what is commonly referred to as…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Falsely Claims Credit for Little Saigon Business Sign

Sean H Mill

This post began with a notation from the minutes of the May 12 Santa Ana Planning Commission meeting.  In closing comments, from Vice Chair Sean H. Mill, this bullet: “Shared that he (Mill) has been working with Vietnamese business community in Little Saigon regarding adding a privately-funded business monument sign at Euclid and Newhope Streets, which…

Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Alderete & Mill offer Complete Form 700 Disclosures for 2014

Santa Ana Planing Commissioner Eric Alderete on the left with Santa Ana Council member Vince Sarmiento on the right (Photo credit: OC Register)

Months ago, we reported that Santa Ana Planning Commissioners Eric Alderete and Sean H. Mill, planning commission chair and vice chair at the time, has failed to comopletely file their statements of economic interest on their Form 700 disclosure forms for 2013.  After getting the runaround from the City Manager’s and City Attorney’s office for…