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Steven Choi – The Dean Grose of Irvine

What Steven Choi did at the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Harry S Truman Awards Dinner last Friday night was worse than the conduct of Dean Grose. It is worse because Choi is a non-partisan elected official in the City of Irvine. Because of that when dignitaries of any political party come to visit the city he represents, he owes them the respect due them by virtue of their position.

Irvine’s Budget Outlook for 2010; Reserves are Healthy

Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, fresh of his listing as one of OC Metro’s “Orange County’s 25 Hottest People,” issued a report on the City of Irvine’s budget outlook for 2010. While revenues are down, strict cost cutting and smaller government have resulted in a healthly rainy day fund — all without cuts to services city residents have come to expect.

The Mayor’s report is listed below. At a time when so many Orange County cities are hurting financially and cutting back, it’s nice to see Irvine’s progressive leadership continues demonstrate quality government with all the compassion that lacks from conservative proposals to cut services to those who need help the most.

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…

Irvine’s Beth Krom expected to run for Congress

It’s not official yet, but Irvine City Council member Beth Krom is putting the pieces in place for a run for Congress in 2010 in CD-48.  As a city council member and as a former Mayor, Krom has a lot going her way.  She’s also proven she can raise enough money to launch a solid…

You’ve Gotta Love Irvine’s Liberal Budget Foresight

Sean Emery reports today in the Orange County Register that the Irvine City Council unanimously voted to set aside $1.6 million in reserve funds to blunt the impact of social services cuts to their community. While the republican majorities on most city councils in Orange County have spent every dime they have, the progressive, liberal, management…