Tag Archive for Jeff Lalloway

Does this Op-Ed Resonate with OC Conservatives?

racism

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…

Updated: Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Gay Marriage from OC’s Electeds

Gay Pride, Marriage Equality

With today being so historic, TheLiberalOC has asked elected officials and candidates across OC for their reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitution right.  We contacted the city councils in Irvine, Santa Ana, and Anaheim as well as the County Board of Supervisors and candidates for State Senate and the…

Shea Sings the Censorship Blues Again

Christina Shea

Irvine Council member Christina Shea really needs a lesson in how the First Amendment works.  Publications that are critical of your work as a council member are not necessarily political hit pieces.  Her ongoing target is the Irvine Community News and Views, which is published regularly, has researched news stories that carry actual bylines, and…

OC’s State Elected Republicans Against Transparency of an Audit of the Great Park Non-Audit

Transparency

OC’s elected Republicans are very good at two things — calling for transparency and then protecting other Republicans from anything that reveals true transparency. The Voice of OC offers this post featuring a letter from all of Orange County’s Republican State Senators and State Assembly elected urging Assemblyman Mike Gibson, who chairs the Joint Legislative…

Irvine City Council Repeals Living Wage; Schott and Shea Defend Decision as Adhering to Christian Values

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

As expected, the Irvine City Council’s Republican majority repealed the City’s nation-leading and longstanding Living Wage ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.  Speaker after speaker, including two pastors, begged the council to keep the existing policy in place to no avail.  The Living Wage ordinance was repealed on a straight party line vote 3-1 (with Mayor Pro…

Schott Backs Out of Vets’ Cemetery Town Hall

LynnSchott

Irvine Council member Lynn Schott contacted us Tuesday night to say she would not be attending next Monday’s Town Hall meeting where she and Mayor Steven Choi would “join the discussion of relocating the Veteran’s (sic) Cemetery to another location. Don’t miss the great opportunity to express your concerns to city leaders.” The Town Hall…