Over the high-pitched squeals of Agran and his robotic council sidekick, Beth Krom, the new Irvine City Council majority ordered an independent audit to answer a question the Democratic political machine didn’t want answered: How did Agran spend more than $200 million in Great Park funds, but yet after more than eight years of alleged planning there was (and is) no park? (As reported by R. Scott Moxley at the OC Weekly).
Well now we know how Agran and Krom blew the Great Park money and it isn’t pretty.
According to “the well-respected financial forensics team at Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro Accountants’ scathing, 50-page audit report “Agran handed Arnold Forde–his private political adviser a $100,000 a month, no bid contract to perform public relations for a park that didn’t exist.” Agran also spent another $17,000 a month in public funds for alleged park PR to Democratic Party operative George Urch and still another $7,500 a month to lobbyist Christopher Townsend, another Democratic operative who owns a PR firm.
Moxley sums it up like this – When in control of the city and the Great Park, Agran was giving at least $174,500 a month in taxpayer funds to his own political operatives.
Click here to read Moxley’s entire article.