Irvine City Council members are set Tuesday to discuss whether a slate mailer promoting the council’s Democrats complies with the city’s ethics ordinance.

The Irvine Community News and Views mailer claims to be a newspaper and resembles one, but is in fact a slate mailer. Republican Councilwoman Christina Shea argues that is misleading to voters.

Historically, slate mailers promoting the council’s Democrats have been criticized for being financed by consultants who then received no-bid contracts with the 1,300-acre Great Park.

Republicans unseated the prior council majority in the 2012 election. They have since launched a forensic investigation into the park’s finances and contracts.

To see the Irvine council agenda, click here.

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