First, I’d like to thank Erin Runnion and her organization The Joyful Child Foundation-In Memory of Samantha Runnion for hosting the Irvine Child Safety Fair this past Saturday. It was a tremendous event to make our residents more aware of what we need to do to keep our children and families safe.
I was delighted to share in the event with Erin Runnion, IUSD Board Member Carolyn McInerney, former OC Superivsor and author of Megan’s Law on the Internet Todd Spitzer, and Assemblyman Don Wagner.
There are a number of important items on the City Council agenda tonight: While I’m not free to discuss closed session items, I can tell you that we continue our negotiations with the public labor unions in Irvine tonight. We will also again be looking at renewing the contract of the CEO of the Orange County Great Park, Mike Ellzey; I continue to watch efforts there very closely, as I am concerned about too much money being spent and not enough being done.
In a bit of good news tonight, though, we’ll be considering one of the business friendly initiatives the Irvine Chamber of Commerce helped to develop in partnership with the City to establish a local vendor preference for the procurement of supplies and equipment by the City. I am excited about efforts we can support in Irvine to be a better friend to Irvine businesses.
Please join me at tonight’s City Council meeting. Raising your voice helps create change: City Council Meeting, Tuesday at 4 p.m., 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine.