Sample ballots, voter pamphlets, and vote by mail ballots have all landed in our homes for the California Primary Election 6/5. The show’s first guest will be Cottie Petrie-Norris, Democratic candidate for the CA 47th Assembly District which includes this station, South Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Costa Mesa, and most of Irvine.
In the second half of the show (min 25:11), in another installment in the CA 45th Congressional race, we’ll get acquainted with Democratic candidate Brian Forde. The 45th includes: Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park Orange Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest; and parts of: Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo.
Returning to the show is City of Irvine Bill Jacobs with General Plan updates, all of which are facts on a map that eventually become facts in the ground that affect anyone residing, working, or visiting our fair city. More information is available at: GPUpdate2035@ci.irvine.ca.us or 949-724-6581.
In the second segment (min 28:43), Samantha Leigh and Kendra Walters, Ph.D. candidates at UCI’s Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Biology talk about the Climate Solutions Summit open to the public on May 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beckman Center. Registration deadline is 5/21; details are available at: http://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/climate-solutions-summit/.
UCI political scientist Bob Uriu returns to carefully examine the tea leaves missed and newly served with the international summits on the Korean Peninsula. He breaks down the roles and leadership dynamic between: Moon Jae-in of South Korea; Kim Jung-un, of North Korea; Xi Jinping, of China; Shinzo Abe, of Japan; and Donald Trump.
In the second segment (min 30:05), Orange County Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley returns for his ritual pre-primary election visit to present all that we voters are not even thinking about, including how much postage is needed for the absentee ballot (pssst, it’s 71 cents) and the cyber security of our election infrastructure. The Registrar of Voters office is located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C Santa Ana; 714-567-7600. On their website are several different useful tabs for ease of navigation: https://www.ocvote.com/early for early voting details; https://www.ocvote.com/verify to verify your registration in OC; and https://www.ocvote.com/track for your OC Ballot Express tracking envelope. https://www.ocvote.com/ is also useful in tracking all deadlines for processing your ballot.