Tag Archive for Irvine

Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…

Beth Krom’s Kick Off Event a Successs

This afternoon Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez introduced Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom to kick off her campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. Krom told the 300 assembled guests that in the four years she served as Mayor of Irvine that Congressman John Campbell never once took the time to congratulate the city on their recognition as one of…

Krom Makes it Official

We recieved the following announcement this morning from Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom. I wanted you to be among the first to know that I am running for Congress! Everything I have learned from my eight years as a City Council member and Mayor has reinforced one undeniable truth: without strong, committed representation in Washington, our…

You’ve Gotta Love Irvine’s Liberal Budget Foresight

Sean Emery reports today in the Orange County Register that the Irvine City Council unanimously voted to set aside $1.6 million in reserve funds to blunt the impact of social services cuts to their community. While the republican majorities on most city councils in Orange County have spent every dime they have, the progressive, liberal, management…

Local Budget Shortfalls

Here’s a quick summary of the announced budget shortfalls for our local governments.  Revenues are general fund revenues. Brea  - Revenues $54.8 million, Gap $2.3 million (4.2%), Revenue mix  33.3% sales and use taxes, 19.8% contract to provide police services for Yorba Linda, fees, 11.5% charges & other revenue, 10.4% property taxes  Buena Park - Revenues   $56.4 million, Gap…