I know the headline doesn’t make sense, but majority rules isn’t always the rule of law.
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted 9-3 to send the Great Park Investigation to the State Auditor, but the measure failed by two votes because at least four votes each were required by the Assembly representatives and Senate members. All seven assembly repreentatives voted to ask for the audit. There were two votes by the Senate to investigate Irvine’s Republican majority and three votes for no. There was one not voting and one not present.
Hardly a resounding victory for Irvine’s Republican council majority and one that warrants an appeal that San Diego-based Gafcon has promised due to outright lies told by Anthony Taylor of the law firm Aleshire and Wynder. Among them, that there’s an FBI investigation into the Great Park audit that the FBI won’t confirm and no one at City Hall seems to know anything about. City Manager Sean Joyce cannot confirm an FBI or DA’s investigation, other than the DA asked for copies of records and statements. Weak sauce.
Taylor also claimed 80 percent of Irvine’s residents supported the investigation — likely using a partisan poll from Dick Ackerman’s “Irvine Cares” group not known for accuracy. If the last election was any barometer, it’s likely 50-50 at best.
Taylor continues to call himself the City’s Special Council when he was hired by the now dissolved audit subcommittee of Christina Shea and Jeff Lalloway and there’s no renewal of Taylor’s contract with the city by the city council.
If the JLAC members relied on Taylor’s “facts” they need to know they were lied to and need to reconsider this opinion.