Tag Archive for Jeff Lalloway

Irvine City Council Preserves Funding Set for Chopping Block

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With pressure from the community and revenue projections that seem to be too conservative for what is actually anticipated, the Irvine City Council voted 3-1 to preserve funding for the Irvine Barclay Theater, the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the OC Legal Aid Services and the Discovery Science Center with Republican Council member Christina Shea…

Irvine Finance Commissioner Makes Big Mistake on iCHP

We’ve written about the City of Irvine’s iCHP program before.  It’s a terrific program where the city works with several organizations to identify families of limited income and kids under 19 access affordable or even free quality healthcare for their children.  The city works with the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County and helps them…

Update: Irvine Fires City Attorney

An Update: The Voice of OC has this story on the firing of Irvine’s city attorney and the political retribution tour continues.  So who will the council majority give a no-bid contract to for serving as Interim city attorney? The Irvine City Council held a special closed session meeting yesterday afternoon with very short notice from…

Choi’s Folly: How to Pay for The Great Park Library

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi’s central vision for Irvine’s Great Park includes the construction of a 200,000 square foot central library, and the library was a central theme in his State of the City address in late February.  What’s missing from this vision — any detailed plan for paying for this structure. Choi told the Register…

Is It Time for an “OC Weekly Deathwatch” column?

I’m going to answer my own question right away and say “not now,” but last week the 50-year old Boston Phoenix ceased publication after a long history of alt-weekly excellence.  The Phoenix’s death is attributable more to changing readers habits instead of excellent journalism and newer formats.  A situation our own OC Weekly might also…