Meet MWDOC Division 5 Candidate Randall Crane AND Meet Irvine Mayoral Candidate Branda Lin

Today we crowd three plus hours worth of civics in under 1 hour! There won’t be a quiz after the show, but voters must complete all their ballots, which includes these two races. First, Randall Crane, Professor Emeritus at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and Irvine resident, is running in Division 5 of the Municipal Water District of Orange County. In the second segment (minute 35:13), Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog, this time dons her candidate hat, in her bid to run for Mayor of Irvine. She is one of 4 candidates challenging the incumbent mayor.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Bill Beach, “Aqua de Beber,” Letting Go – album; Magwinya, “Magwinya Mangola neWhite Liver,” Spaza – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/CraneLin09-20-22.mp3

Meet 47th Congressional Dist Candidate Errol Webber AND The Poseidon Project Before the CA Coastal Commission

Continuing our CA 2022 Primary on June 7th, we start with Errol Webber, filmmaker and Republican (America First) candidate challenging Congresswoman Katie Porter in the new 47th District. The 47th District now includes: Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.

In the second segment (minute 34:05), water policy analyst/activist Conner Everts takes us through the next public agency review of the Poseidon desalination plant proposed in Huntington Beach. The CA Coastal Commission is scheduled to hear this application in Costa Mesa: May 12th, at the Hilton Orange, Fountain Terrace Room, 3050 Bristol Street. Draft meeting agenda details are available at: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/#/2022/5. Organizations joining the public comment forum include: CA Coastkeeper Alliance, Orange Co. Coastkeeper, Residents for Responsible Desalination, CA Coastal Protection Network, Surfrider Foundation, Nat Resources Defense Council, Heal the Bay, Desal Response Group, So Cal Watershed Alliance, Environmental Water Caucus, Wholly H2O, EHL – Endangered Habitats League, Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, 7th Generation Advisors, Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Environment California, Oakview Communidad, Azul, Food and Water Watch, OC Earth Stewards, Orange Co Environmental Justice, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Emerald Necklace, Amigos del lost Rios, and Environmental Coalition for Water Justice.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Brahms 1st Symphony conducted by Maron Alsop; Bill Beach “Samba das Velas,” Brasil Beat – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/WebberEverts5-3-22.mp3