HH is on the November ballot. It is a 20-year long, 1% sales tax increase with many negative financial impacts to both our residents and businesses. If passed by Fountain Valley’s voters, they will increase their city’s sales tax to 9%. Continue reading
State Senator Lou Correa has opted not to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Why did he get cold feet?
“After a review of various factors, I have decided not to run for Mayor at this time,” Correa (D-Santa Ana) stated in an email to a Voice of OC reporter. “I was deeply touched by all of the calls of encouragement that I received from folks from all walks of life, and all across party lines. I thank you all,” according to the Voice of OC.
Well that statement tells us nothing at all. What I heard from several inside sources was that Correa didn’t think he could beat the longtime incumbent, Mayor Miguel Pulido. Correa has enough money in his vast campaign war chest that I would be willing to wager that he conducted a poll and the results were no bueno. Pulido, apparently, is still the man in Santa Ana. Continue reading
I am appalled to see that some of my fellow Libertarians are supporting accused murderer George Zimmerman, in the wake of the end of his trial for the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.
As Libertarians we should be advancing the cause of civil rights and standing up against the racists in this country. The last thing we should do is echo the Republicans who are praising Zimmerman.
Facebook and Twitter continue to urge citizens to stand up for Trayvon Martin through protest: Sunday marks the National Blackout Day in angry response to Zimmerman’s freedom, according to Policymic. Continue reading
“After a hard fought election and the largest turnout to a central committee meeting in years, Orange County Democrats (DPOC) on Monday night elected Henry Vandermeir as their party chairman,” according to the Voice of OC.
While I was hoping that Jeff LeTourneau would win, it is likely that Vandermeir, a paid consultant who also heads up the Democratic Foundation (an organization that raises money to help some Democratic candidates) will do a good job. Vandermeir knows what he is doing and his wife Lori played a key role in helping Sharon Quirk-Silva to get elected to the State Assembly last year, in the 65th District. Continue reading
“On a night when there was little if any consensus among two factions of Irvine’s City Council, the last vote at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday was unanimous – all five council members voted in favor of seeking proposals from auditors to take a closer look at the Great Park’s books since 2005, a motion made by returning Councilwoman Christina Shea,” according to the O.C. Register.
“A newly elected City Council majority voted 3 to 2 to terminate contracts with two firms that had been paid a combined $1.1 million a year for consulting, lobbying, marketing and public relations. One of those firms — Forde & Mollrich public relations — has been paid $12.4 million since county voters approved the Great Park plan in 2002,” according to the L.A. Times.
The Agranistas have dug themselves quite a big hole at the Great Park
It is finally hitting the fan in Irvine, where their City Council will be making huge decisions on Tuesday night, January 8, at 5 pm, regarding the Orange County Great Park (which really should be called the Irvine Great Park). Click here to read the Council’s agenda.
“Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347 acres have been developed. Conservative members of the council say progress has been bogged down by mismanagement and misspending,” according to the Daily Breeze.