Tag Archive for Irvine City Council

OC Register Editorial Misses the Mark on Parcel Tax Questions

With the OC Register editorial desk, it’s a pretty simple equation.  You’ll earn their support if you agree to always oppose any tax increase or agree never to take money from public employee unions.  New State Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva has already demonstrated that she’s a caution interview subject in speaking with the Register’s opinion writers…

Allan Bartlett to Join Irvine Finance Commission

Libertarian and conservative media darling Allan Bartlett is getting an appointment to the Irvine City Finance Commission courtesy of council member-elect Christina Shea, according to sources inside Irvine City Hall.  Bartlett runs an investment practice in the city and always seems to show up when the OC press needs a conservative quote for a story.…

Irvine Republicans Up to Old Tricks Again

The expression is those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it, and in the case of the current crop of Republican candidates for Mayor and City Council, it’s not so much a failure to learn from the past but a denial that the past ever happened to begin with. Case…

P.K. Wong completes The Agran/Krom Slate in Irvine

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P.K. Wong, a finance professional and a former executive with the Singapore Futures and Options Exchange, will join the slate featuring Council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom for Irvine City Council. Wong would be the first Chinese-American elected official and his background and experience in finance would like make him the County’s most knowledgeable…

A Double Standard on Civility

I’ll start by saying attending a Santa Ana city council meeting in person is nothing like watching the streamed meeting on the web.  Chris Prevatt and I attended Monday’s meeting and listened to more than an hour of public comments ranging from the proposed Sunshine Ordinance, some discussion of the Grand Jury Report on PBID,…