By Editorial Board
Irvine is one of the finest places to live in the world. It’s safe; it has tremendous schools; it has picturesque greenery and park space; and a vibrant business community that in many ways is the epicenter of economic activity in Orange County. As such, the council needs strong leaders that understand both what makes the city so special and what it needs to get even better.
When looking at the type of leadership necessary for the city, there is no candidate more deserving of an endorsement than Councilwoman Christina Shea.
Shea understands the residents and the community and she has been a consistent, prudent voice on a council often times divided by unnecessary politics. In fact, Councilwoman Shea has demonstrated her unquestionable leadership as an advocate for the city and its residents.
On some of the most sensitive issues the city faced over the last several years Shea has been a deciding factor in successes for the city — most notably holding the city accountable and keeping its promise to ensure the Great Park would begin to be built, and built well. Not only that, she has been a strong advocate for driving economic activity for the city.
There are two open seats on the Irvine council this year as longtime Irvine Councilwoman Beth Krom is retiring from the council. To fill the second seat on the Irvine City Council we recommend Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo. There are numerous smart and vibrant candidates running this year, but Kuo embodies many of the admirable characteristics of Councilwoman Shea. And it says a lot about him that Shea is supporting his candidacy.
Having served on the Irvine Planning Commission, Kuo also keenly understands the issues of growth and community development, and how to responsibly manage those while at the same time steward the city’s resources.
Irvine deserves thoughtful leaders who understand the community. Vote for Christina Shea and Anthony Kuo for Irvine City Council.
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