We've witnessed over the last month or so - by an enormous margin - the most pathetic display of political campaigning BS ever in Irvine. It's a shame we don't have a better, untainted selection of candidates. Agran, well... he's Agran. And Choi, he's best described by all those around him as the perfect puppet, one easily controlled by puppet master Lalloway and his side-kick Shea (who, by the way, absolutely despise each other).
So you have the Slow Growth Team claiming they want to slow things down a bit. Personally, I like this. Traffic here in Irvine has gone from paradise to hell in the last several years, which really must suck for those who drive every day. Our schools are overcrowded, air quality is going down along with the quality of life. But....can you believe these guys? It's the Agran team and Agran, well....he's Agran. And yes, most of the high density crap currently built was approved under Agran (but also approved under Shea and Choi as well).
Then you have the Choi/Lalloway/Schott team. What platform are they even running on? The only thing I've seen from their camp is disgusting smear BS. Have they said anything positive? What do they support other than their $1.2 million GP audit? I've seen a lot coming from Shea, claiming they support the "Master Plan" and retail centers, but pretty much everything I've seen from Choi/Lalloway/Shea is on the contrary. The fact (well, can't say fact because they'll never officially reveal this) that their campaign pockets are being stuffed by developers certainly suggests that their loyalty and concern is not supporting the community's interest. And personally, I wouldn't trust Choi and far as I can throw him, which actually at times I feel I could have thrown him pretty far, so maybe I should rephrase that.
We can all argue about who's the best for the job. But one thing for sure, our City Council is broken; it's a dysfunctional mess. Anyone who doubts this, feel free to sit in one of the council meetings; it's a joke. Who do you pin this on? Well, isn't Mayor the top dog?