Message to Irvine Candidates!
Calling For Courageous Candidates
Irvine residents are calling for courageous City Council and Mayoral candidates who are willing to speak out against excessive development and excessive traffic in Irvine.
- We want you to vow to support Irvine residents and protect our villages.
- We want you to vow to support affordable and low income housing with superior standards rather than minimum allowable standards.
- We want our candidates to take a vow to refuse development and related PAC campaign contributions and benefits.
As our candidates, you would likely incur the wrath of developers and their PACs who will spend lots of money in negative advertising directed at you. We will all get lots of flyers, e-mails decrying the evil of your ways. We are not unaware of the source of negative campaign funding….yes, it is the developers and their PACs. If they don’t want you to win, WE want to vote you into office. You can take advantage of their negative campaigning. Post your positions on irvinewatchdog.org,NextDoor, Facebook and your campaign website. Post your responses to negative campaign allegations as well. Do not engage in negative campaigning. Just spread YOUR word.
Irvine WatchDog is paying attention!
Monte TaylorAugust 11, 2018 at 11:44 pm
Again, not a single word about our promised Veterans Cemetery. NOT surprised!
Susan SayreAugust 12, 2018 at 5:18 am
You have a great point Monte. I should add that we want Candidates who vow to represent the will of their constituents and thereby build the Veteran’s Cemetery NOW at the ARDA site where it was originally intended to be located.
Thanks for the reminder.
judithGAugust 12, 2018 at 10:24 am
Watchdog is a diverse group of contributors. While I believe most, if not all contributors voted No on B each of us had a different reason. Some voted No to oppose the swap because they want the cemetery at the ARDA site. Others voted No to keep development off the ARDA site and really don’t care where the cemetery goes. Others voted No because due to City Council backdoor politics and 5 Point dark money.
Watchdog contributor’s all agree on managed growth for Irvine. Hence, why we look to support a candidate that supports a managed growth platform and does not take developer money in any way.
Personally, I could care less if they put a cemetery on the ARDA site. I do care if City Council makes a deal with ANY developer to turn ARDA site in to more homes, retail, or office space. It should developed for the community at large and remain open space or a park. If a cemetery fits the bill as open space so be it. I want the park that was promised.
Bill CookAugust 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Accurate JudithG., this is a group of “most, if not all contributors voted No on B” and “could care less if they put a cemetery” anywhere in Irvine as long as you block development on ARDA (the Veterans Cemetery is your false flag, Veterans are but pawns and bait), specifically by FivePoint. We get it. Change the name of your city to ‘Jane Fonda’.
ParkerAugust 19, 2018 at 11:51 am
I will make sure I do not vote for candidates that are endorsed by the old Irvine career politicians that have approved all this development – and therefore traffic – over 10 years ago. This is not a new problem. We are just now realizing the effects of their decisions. Nor will I vote for candidates that have clear political vendettas or use smear campaigns. Clean up Irvine!
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