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Great Park Forensic Audit; was the Bid Rigged?

Great Park Ballon Ride - Photo: Violeta Vaqueiro

The Voice of OC has a blockbuster story today from an auditor who declined to submit a bid to conduct the Great Park Foresnic Audit on the grounds that the project was not independent and was designed to lead to a biased conclusion.  We’ve been saying all along, this audit was a taxpayer-funded withhunt designed…

IOC & CATER craters on Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Lawsuit

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That sound you hear in Anaheim is the Building/Trade unions cheering that any legal challenges to Anaheim’s Convention Center expansion project are done.  The Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility (CATER), a “good government” group has dropped its legal challenge to the financing plans for the expansion of Anaheim’s Convention Center. The Inland Oversight Committee…

Irvine GOP Council Members Take Spat to Facebook

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Many of us are still very surprised by Irvine Republican Council member Christina Shea’s decision to break with the Republican majority to cast the deciding vote last Tuesday to restore draconian cuts proposed to the Irvine Barclay Theater, OC Legal Aid Services, the Orange County Human Relations Commission and the Discovery Science Center in Santa…

Alvarez’s Cultural Summit Costs Rack Up for Santa Ana Taxpayers

At the by-invitaton only Cultural Diversity Summit hosted last year by the city of Santa Ana between Jewish leaders and the county’s Latino community aimed at repairing Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez’s relationship with the Jewish community, Acting City Manager Paul Walters told us since the event was privately sponsored it was closed…

Occupy OC Costs Irvine Taxpayers $8,600

Since the Occupation of a small patch of lawn at Irvine City Hall began in late October, the OccupyOC movement has cost the City of Irvine more than $8,600 according to a post in the Irvine World News.  The costs cover legal counsel and electronic signs to discourage honking.  The signs are costing the city…