Tag Archive for Steven Choi

Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit

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Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…

Frenemines on the Irvine City Council

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

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway has a reputation for being a bully at times, especially when he doesn’t get his way.  And his council colleagues voted against him last week in approving security cameras at the soccer fields and parking lots at The Great Park. So after my week in Vegas, I had several…

AD-68 News: Choi and Pauly are in

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The race to replace Don Wagner as AD-68 assembly representative just got more crowded.  Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and former Villa Park council member Deborah Pauly have announced plans to run for assembly against Anaheim Republican Harry Sidhu. Sidhu, vilified by the former Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog for being a carpetbagger in the 2012…

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As expected, the Irvine City Council’s Republican majority repealed the City’s nation-leading and longstanding Living Wage ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.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  The Living Wage ordinance was repealed on a straight party line vote 3-1 (with Mayor Pro…