• BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Community benefit agreements are a Garden Grove (not Santa Ana, as noted in article) citizen activist thing. First asked of the city manager at the time during the “blue ribbon” finance committee sessions of 2005. Hoping that it is implemented as policy by Mayor Nguyen and new City Manager Stiles on all future development deals on the great white way that is Harbor Blvd in Garden Grove.

  • Bert Ashland

    I bet Norberto got lots of quality quotes from these candidates…to bad no one cared enough to come watch the debate.

    • Paul Lucas

      The room was nearly filled to capacity Bert .

  • Greg Diamond

    “[Contreras] said that last year there was a record 41.2 million immigrants in the U.S., undocumented or otherwise. ‘Our current immigration policies are unsustainable, we all need to admit that.'”

    I was going to ask who got booed — but I think that I know who got booed! Coming after unauthorized residents is dicey enough; coming after AUTHORIZED residents makes you a complete dildo.

    Speaking of which — did Correa give any reason for not showing up, other than he’s afraid of both cogent liberals and cogent questions? Maybe Norberto should handle ALL of the forums until Lou caplitulates.

    • Paul Lucas

      More than Contreras got booed. he did get the most vociferous ones though.

      • Greg Diamond

        So that’s Contreras and Schott — any booing of Bao and Dunn? And if so, by whom and for what? Did Correa have his people in the audience?

        • Paul Lucas

          No Joe and Bao were both well received. Contrrtas and Schott were mostly booed for their evasive answers and redirecting instead of giving s straight answer. They got booed for their views on standard bearing issues such as abortion and immigration and mass incarceration

        • Paul Lucas

          Most notably Lou Correa was booed for being Lou Correa his absence did not diminish his stances on issues that hurt working people.

  • Paul Lucas

    That was one raukus forum indeed.