Anaheim Council Members Gail Eastman and Kris Murray are members of the Advisory Committee of the SOAR (Support our Anaheim Resort) PAC (Political Action Committee. Both were endorsed by SOAR when they won seats on the Anaheim City Council in 2010. Yet they both voted last month to give “up to $158 million in tax incentives to build luxury hotels in the Disneyland area, despite opposition by city staff members,” according to the O.C. Register.
“The city will not provide any money up front for the $283-million hotel project, which is to include 866 four-star rooms. Instead, the hotels would get money later from hotel bed taxes. In Anaheim, guests pay 15 percent of their room rentals for the bed tax, which normally goes to the city,” according to another article in the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Irvine Councilman Dr. Steven Choi is hosting a Kickoff Fundraiser for his mayoral campaign, on Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, at Caspian Persian Restaurant, located at 14100 Culver Dr., in Irvine.
To RSVP call (949) 331-2294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $99 per person; $150 per couple. Continue reading
Two candidates have filed with the Irvine City Clerk for the 2012 Irvine City Council election. They could not be more different from each other. One of them, Evan Chemers, is a Republican and a business owner. The other, Gavin Huntley-Fenner, claims to be an independent – but closer scrutiny makes that sound like a load of B.S.
Huntley-Fenner serves on the Irvine Unified School District’s Board of Education. He ran in 2006, garnering 30.9% of the vote – good enough to win. He won again in 2010, with 37.8% of the vote. He was endorsed in both elections by the Irvine teachers’ union. He was also endorsed in 2010 by the Orange County Young Democrats.
The Orange County Green Party is holding a General Meeting this Sunday, February 5, 2012, at 2:00 pm, at the Irvine Ranch Water District, located at 15600 Sand Canyon, in Irvine. It is hard to believe anyone would hold a political meeting on Superbowl Sunday! I guess the Greens aren’t sports fans.
For carpool or Public Transit info to meeting contact Bea Tiritilli.
Meeting Agenda: Continue reading
UPDATED: In the 2.5 months after he entered the race, Matt Harper raised $15,353 and had $7,887 cash on hand (excluding $7,500 in candidate loans), as of the close of 2011. In the first three days after he entered the race, Tyler Diep raised $50,399 and had all of it on hand, with no loans. By the end of 2011, he had raised $137,049 and still had $129,604 cash on hand. He had no candidate loans. (Source: OC Political)
The newly created 72nd Assembly District includes the following cities: Westminster, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, a portion of Huntington Beach, a portion of Santa Ana, and the unincorporated county island of Midway City. The GOP has an 11% voter edge in this district. Continue reading