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Great Park Forensic Audit; Politics Over Substance

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I’ll say this to Council member Christina Shea and Jeff Lalloway: mission accomplished. The forensic auditor delivered exactly the sort of document you wanted for the upcoming November elections. It’s loaded with the sort of editorial comment against Larry Agran you sought and charges of non-cooperation against Great Park contractors and it republished a bunch of numbers that have been covered in the multiple compliance audits already.

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…

Is the Solar Decathlon in Trouble?

On Monday, the new Irvine Republican city council majority, in a 3-2 vote, will start charging $10 per adult and $5 a kid for the Great Park Balloon ride and likewise charge for the carousel rides to raise revenue to help pay for the 2013 Solar Decathlon coming to Irvine this fall.  What’s next, we…

Choi Can’t Complain

The Orange County Register was very accommodating to Irvine Mayoral Candidate Steven Choi with an article last Friday pointing out Choi’s support for Measure BB, the Save Our Schools Initiative.  Councilmember Larry Agran said the motion to approve Measure BB immediately actually constitute a rejection of the initiative itself, which I don’t necessarily agree but…

Irvine Mayoral Debate Set for Wednesday

  Irvine World News columnist and Republican pollster Adam Probolsky will host a mayoral debate at Irvine City Hall this Wednesday.  Should be interesting because Probolsky has been critical of Republican candidate Steven Choi for using Photoshopped images of Nancy Pelosi with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and posing for photos with someone who had an…

Irvine Republicans Up to Old Tricks Again

The expression is those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it, and in the case of the current crop of Republican candidates for Mayor and City Council, it’s not so much a failure to learn from the past but a denial that the past ever happened to begin with. Case…