Lynn Schott Named One of “OC’s Scariest People” By OC Weekly

Lynn Schott Named One of “OC’s Scariest People” By OC Weekly

Happy Halloween! And to mark the occasion, we’d like the share Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s selection by the OC Weekly as one of OC’s Scariest People for 2017: LYNN SCHOTT We’re accustomed to encountering delusional politicians in Orange County, but the first-term Irvine City Councilwoman is a rare cat. Schott lost her credibility this year in hopes of protecting Frances Akhavi, a local political activist who moved to the Phoenix area and found herself under FBI arrest for money…

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Why Was Lynn Schott The Only Vote AGAINST The Police Officers’ Contract?

Why Was Lynn Schott The Only Vote AGAINST The Police Officers’ Contract?

Crime is going up. Irvine residents feel less safe. As a returning resident told the OC Register last week: Madani, now 29, has returned to Irvine to raise her own family. The master planned community she’d fallen in love with is still “one of the most amazing cities to live in,” but not as safe as it used to be, she said. “The crime has definitely gone up in Irvine,” she said. “I think it’s just the fact that our…

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Agran Keeps Playing Politics With OC Veterans Cemetery. Will Lynn Schott Join Him?

Agran Keeps Playing Politics With OC Veterans Cemetery. Will Lynn Schott Join Him?

What do Larry Agran and Lynn Schott have in common. Among other things, neither will stop playing politics with the Orange County Veterans Cemetery. The Irvine City Council voted on June 6 to approve the land-swap re-locating the Veterans Cemetery to a 125-acre site easily accessible from the 5 Freeway. It has more and more certain funding sources, the support of veterans groups that have been pressing for an OC Veterans Cemetery, and can be built more quickly. The vote…

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OC Register Calls On Schott To Stop Politicking Over OC Veterans Cemetery

OC Register Calls On Schott To Stop Politicking Over OC Veterans Cemetery

When a political battle is over, voters expect that at some point their elected officials will put it behind them, move on and find a way to work together, instead continually re-fighting old battles and pulling scabs off wounds. That expectation is reasonable, which explains why Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott can’t meet it. Even the OC Register, which endorsed Schott for city council in 2014, has had enough. Orange County’s newspaper of record implored Schott and other bitter-enders, “Can…

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(Cuckoo) Birds Of A Feather

(Cuckoo) Birds Of A Feather

They say “birds of a feather, flock together.” That’s bad news when we’re talking about cuckoo birds who have their hands on the levers of local government power. Schott in the Dark has already documented Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s disturbing, alarming devotion to convicted fraudster Farzeneh Akhavi aka Frances Akhavi aka Frances Meshkin, who is currently being prosecuted under a multi-count federal indictment and faces imprisonment for the rest of her life. Irvine isn’t the only city where Akhavi…

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Lynn Schott’s Defense Of Federally-Indicted Con Artist In The News Again

Lynn Schott’s Defense Of Federally-Indicted Con Artist In The News Again

We reported earlier this month on Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s weird, unsettling loyalty to convicted criminal Farzeneh Akhavi aka Frances Akhavi aka Frances Meshkin, who is under a multi-count federal indictment for defrauding investors of $1.6 million. Akhavi could face life in prison. Schott even skipped an important Great Park Board of Directors meeting to fly to Phoenix as a character witness for the fraudster. OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has picked up the story in a newly published…

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Why Would Lynn Schott Testify For Criminal Con Artist?

Why Would Lynn Schott Testify For Criminal Con Artist?

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott skipped the important June 27 vote to bring Wild Rivers and a golf course to the Great Park and instead flew to Phoenix to testify as a character witness for a campaign donor, Farzeneh Akhavi, being federally prosecuted for defrauding investors of $1.6 million in bogus real estate schemes. From Arizona Republic: Akhavi said several California politicians were prepared to testify on her behalf and rebut claims made by victims in the case. “Many…

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OC Register Dings Schott For “Still Using Larry Agran’s Playbook” On OC Veterans Cemetery

OC Register Dings Schott For “Still Using Larry Agran’s Playbook” On OC Veterans Cemetery

The Orange County Register published an editorial last week praising the Irvine City Council’s approval of the FivePoint proposal for an OC Veterans Cemetery as a “win-win-win.” The Register noted the obvious advantages of the 125-acre site: it’s cheaper and offers better access; it “fittingly straddles Marine Way” and includes “a veterans memorial on the side facing the I-5 freeway.” Instead abutting existing homes, it’s proximity is to the I-5 and -405 freeways allowing “ease of access for visitors and…

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Schott Rides The Agran Train, Opposes Building OC Veterans Cemetery More Quickly for Less Money

Schott Rides The Agran Train, Opposes Building OC Veterans Cemetery More Quickly for Less Money

Lynn Schott was 24 minutes late to the special city council meeting on what she called “the biggest land transaction in the city’s history.” She sat down just as the other council members had finished their opening statements, complaining she’d had to re-arrange her schedule, saying “I’m still wondering why we need to be here.” It was a refrain she kept repeating. “What’s the hurry?” Why are we here?” What’s the rush?” The veterans, who aren’t getting any younger and overwhelmingly…

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Would You Pay $40 Million for A Veterans Cemetery When You Could Get The Land Free? Lynn Schott Would.

Would You Pay $40 Million for A Veterans Cemetery When You Could Get The Land Free? Lynn Schott Would.

The Irvine City Council has a special meeting tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. to choose one of two Great Park sites for the Veterans Cemetery. Irvine Councilmember Lynn Schott was walking Irvine neighborhoods this weekend trying to convince us it is a good idea for the city to spend $40 million more than it has to on building a Veterans Cemetery in the Great Park. Once again, voters got to see for themselves why Ms. Schott has no business conducting their…

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