We have had some pretty interesting stories over the past year. Some we broke, others we just covered. From Westminster City Councilman Andy “Smiley” Quach and his DUI to Assemblyman “Open Mike” Duvall’s romps with a lobbyist it has been an eventful year.
One of Irvine’s most popular Mayors and a candidate for Congress (CD-48) celebrates a birthday today.Â Please join me in wishing Irvine city council member Beth Krom a Happy Birthday today.Â
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez helped Beth Krom kikc off her congressional campaign last March and she returns to Irvine for a Krom for Congress fundraiser this Saturday.Â Details are below. *** Please join us for an event supporting Beth Krom for Congress with special guest Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez! * Saturday, December 19, 2009 * 5:30pm â€“…
Irvine councilmember Steven Choi is now using his Pelosi-is-Stalin stunt to raise funds for his assembly race.Â Choi is complaining that Democrats have attacked him for his right to free speech; no one is denying the wannabe Assemblyman his right to make a fool of himself.Â But this isn’t the first time Choi’s “free speech”…
What Steven Choi did at the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Harry S Truman Awards Dinner last Friday night was worse than the conduct of Dean Grose. It is worse because Choi is a non-partisan elected official in the City of Irvine. Because of that when dignitaries of any political party come to visit the city he represents, he owes them the respect due them by virtue of their position.
While the Irvine City Council is officially non-partisan, Council member Steven Choi has taken the extreme step of conservative partisanship to show up in the lobby of the Irvine Hilton wearing a banner on his back equating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Josef Stalin, complete with a Hammer and Sickle.
Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, fresh of his listing as one of OC Metro’s “Orange County’s 25 Hottest People,” issued a report on the City of Irvine’s budget outlook for 2010. While revenues are down, strict cost cutting and smaller government have resulted in a healthly rainy day fund — all without cuts to services city residents have come to expect.
The Mayor’s report is listed below. At a time when so many Orange County cities are hurting financially and cutting back, it’s nice to see Irvine’s progressive leadership continues demonstrate quality government with all the compassion that lacks from conservative proposals to cut services to those who need help the most.