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Irvine City Official Filtered Town Hall Attendees based on Race

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We wrote about the “cancelled” Town Hall at the Cypress Village Community Center where Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Lynn Schott would hear concerns from neighbors of a FivePoint development who oppose Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial.  The literature and messages on the meeting seemed to indicate the Mayor and the Council member were all…

Spitzer Turns His Back on Veterans Cemetery at Great Park

(L-R) Matt and Laura Cunningham and Supervisor Todd Spitzer

Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, a vocal supporter of AB 1453 which was to establish a Veterans Cemetery and Memorial at the Great Park, has apparently not stopped seeking a new location for a new cemetery even after AB 1453 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last fall. Irvine Council member Christina Shea’s May 6 letter to…

Why Does Todd Spitzer Hate the First Amendment? (Updated with comment from ACLU)

Supervisor Todd Spitzer speaks at a county Board of Supervisors meeting. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The First Amendment to our Constitution is pretty clear.  Government can’t make laws abridging free speech.  And this extended from Congress down through local government bodies.  Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has announced, in front of UC-Irvine, that he plans to develop policy that would cut county funding to any organization that bans the display of…

Irvine Council Majority Politicizes Veteran’s Memorial

OC Veterans of the Vietnam War join in the recognition of the troups at County ceremony May 10, 2011

There was a time when the Irvine City County served the needs of residents.  Today’s council majority seems more interested in serving the interests of developers.  To watch Mayor Steven Choi and Council member Christina Shea completely surrender to the needs of Five Points first is a thing to behold (video doesn’t lie).  Mayor Pro Tem…