Tag Archive for Irvine City Council

Joint Legislation Audit Committee May Audit Irvine City Council over Great Park Investigation

Shea's Facebook Lie since corrected

The LiberalOC has learned that the city of Irvine has been notified by Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-Carson) of AD-64, who chairs the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, that the Committee will consider a request to conduct an audit of the Irvine City Council and its Audit Subcommittee of Council member Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem…

The Silver Lining Behind Moorlach’s State Senate Win

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Former County Supervisor John Moorlach, outspent and outgunned, pulled off an upset victor over State Assemblyman Don Wagner in Tuesday’s special election for SD-37.  In an ideal world, Democrat Louise Stewardson would have mustered enough write in votes to win but she still managed a respectable amount to Naz Namazi who was on the ballot. …

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

Lalloway PuppetMaster

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…

Keep the Solar Decathlon in Irvine

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The annual South by Southwest Conference, or SXSW, kicks off later this week in Austin, TX and its a major technology and cultural event that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to Austin’s economy every year.  In 2013, the Solar Decathlon came to Orange County on the heels of what the Department of Energy…