The Republican majority Newport Beach City Council recently approved a deal with a developer to push through a new space for a park as part of the Banning Ranch development. This model of public-private partnership is something that Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway is looking to do as well with the Great Park.
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Termed out Irvine City Council member Dr. Steven Choi is a candidate for mayor in the 2012 election and it brings up all sorts of fun to look forward to in the coming election cycle. Choi, who embarassed himself and the city by wearing a Photoshopped image of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Stalin in 2009, was the subject of voter fraud charges from former Assembly candidate Jerry Amante, then Mayor of Tustin. Choi and his entire family were registered to vote from a rented condo/apartment in Woodbridge while the city councilman was still clearly residing in a posh Woodbury home.
Last week, Irvine City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway tried in vain to stir up angst about a proposal from Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to seek a grant to fund expansion of the Musick Jail facility in Lake Forest. The jail, which neighbors Irvine’s Great Park, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits by cities over the…