Tag Archive for Irvine City Council

Conservatives Attack Church Leaders for Opposing Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal

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Pastor Paul Tellstrom of Irvine has been getting what he calls “love letters” from conservatives in Irvine who object to his opposition of the conservative Irvine city council’s repeal of the city’s “Living wage” ordinance.  And he’s sharing the letters on Facebook. Here’s one: Dear Pastor Tellstrom: Does the Irvine United Congregational Church pay $15.00…

Does this Op-Ed Resonate with OC Conservatives?

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The Berkshire Eagle is a respected small newspaper in Western Massachusetts.  Some of my friends got their start at this publication. Earlier in June, before the shootings in South Carolina, the Eagle published this column from a “conservative activist” named Steven Nikitas who is affiliated with the local Republican Party in Pittsfield, MA, specifically the…

Irvine City Official Filtered Town Hall Attendees based on Race

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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…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

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The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…