Irvine’s Election: Forget About Blue or Red…How Did Another Color Do?
By Wesley Oliphant – Like most things, an election can be seen in different ways. Of course, most are analyzing the recent election in terms of the Blue and Red divide. Why did the Democrats not do as well as predicted? Is Trump and his particular brand of politics finished? However, another color to consider […]
What Happened in Irvine’s 2020 Election
Historic win for mayor-elect Farrah Khan; Biden paints the city almost entirely blue A week after election day, Irvine ballots are still being counted, but according to a map published by the Los Angeles Times, the majority of voters in every Irvine precinct except one voted for Joe Biden. The only Irvine precinct where Donald Trump […]
Irvine City Council Race Is Not Over
Congratulations to Farrah Khan and Tammy Kim who have secured a seat on the Irvine City Council. Mayor Farrah Khan will serve a two-year term. Councilmember Tammy Kim will serve a four-year term. However, the race for the 2nd and 3rd place city council seats is not over. The city council race has narrowed down […]
Ethics Complaints: Use and Abuse
“Corruption!” is a common battle cry against government officials. Sometimes it’s just exaggeration. But sometimes there is evidence of legal wrongdoing. Where can the public turn with a genuine ethics complaint against a candidate or public official? The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The FPPC […]
Christina Shea and Mike Carroll Lead in Developer-Funded PAC Contributions
Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 31, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 31, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure (IE) is an […]
All American Asphalt Webinar -Where Do the Candidates Stand on This Issue?
On Thursday, October 29, Non-Toxic Neighborhoods along with the Stop Toxic Asphalt Pollutants in Irvine groups held a webinar to ask our Irvine Mayoral, City Council, and California State Assembly AD 68 candidates questions regarding All American Asphalt. The moderator for the event was Thomas Linzey, Senior Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental […]
Who Is Trying to Buy Irvine’s City Council Seats?
Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]