Tag Archive for Great Park

Dick Ackerman’s “IrvineCares” Calls on Beth Krom to Resign from Irvine City Council

Former state senator Dick Ackerman, who left Fullerton years ago for new digs in Irvine, runs this conservative Republican operative called “Irvine Cares” which provides fodder for the council majority and the Great Park “auditors” to use bogus survey results positioned as “facts” to make their case.  In retaliation for the non-partisan state auditor’s pending…

Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit

Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…

Frenemines on the Irvine City Council

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway has a reputation for being a bully at times, especially when he doesn’t get his way.  And his council colleagues voted against him last week in approving security cameras at the soccer fields and parking lots at The Great Park. So after my week in Vegas, I had several…

Irvine City Official Filtered Town Hall Attendees based on Race

We wrote about the “cancelled” Town Hall at the Cypress Village Community Center where Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Lynn Schott would hear concerns from neighbors of a FivePoint development who oppose Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial.  The literature and messages on the meeting seemed to indicate the Mayor and the Council member were all…

“Cancelled” Town Hall Meeting Attracts Dozens of Great Park Chinese Homeowners; Veterans Greet Them Over Cemetery

The Town Hall meeting scheduled for Monday night at Cypress Park was officially cancelled but that didn’t stop about three dozen Chinese residents of the FivePoint Neighborhood homes near the Great Park from attending what was considered a “private meeting” in a room rented by an unnamed “private individual.”  The Chinese residents were greeted by…