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How Transparent is Orange City Government?

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While the big news last Tuesday night was the Irvine City Council meeting on the future of the Great Park, in Orange, a press conference in front of Orange City Hall designed as a last ditch effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Tita Smith into placing former Planning Commissioner Michael Merino back on…

Is the Fix in for the “Build the Great Park Now” Effort?

Balloon Ride at The Great Park Irvine

Hot off the press, this email from Matt Smith, the president of the Irvine Democratic Club, urging Irvine Democrats to attend a special Planning Commission meeting regarding a faux grassroots group called “Build the Great Park Now” that seems more intent on turning the Great Park into a massive sports complex instead of the master…