Irvine Council Members Jeff Lalloway and Shea are apparently no longer on speaking terms – having split now on three key votes – and a proposal to fix the Great Park in limbo, according to O.C. Register columnist Frank Mickadeit. Shea told Mickadeit that she left one closed session in tears after a confrontation with Lalloway.
This is of course horrible news but it doesn’t surprise me. The Republicans in Irvine always seem to fall apart at the seams, allowing Democratic Council Members Beth Krom and Larry Agran to win despite the fact that Irvine is dominated by Republican voters – and in spite of the Agranistas’ awful record.
Will Shea wake up and realize she is now sleeping with the enemy? Will Lalloway smooth it down and try to work with her? What about Irvine Mayor Steven Choi? Will he tire of this nonsense and run for Congress in 2014?
I love Lalloway but there are times when you have to compromise in order to keep your team happy. Losing Shea like this is not going to help the people of Irvine, even if Lalloway is right and she is wrong.
Imagine how ecstatic Krom and Agran are now? They have pulled off a victory again, despite the odds. I may not agree with their politics but you have to tip your hat to them. Until Irvine’s Republicans learn how to get along you have to figure that the Agranistas will keep on punking them.
What say you?