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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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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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