Friends & Neighbors,
Lots has been happening in Irvine politics!
With a vacancy on the Irvine City Council, new Republican Mayor Christina Shea and the Council Members are debating the succession of the vacant seat. This will be a topic of discussion with everyone at our next club event on April 28. We are excited to provide food and refreshments for all guests!
Event Time: Sunday, April 28 from 2pm-4pm
Address: IRWD Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine (google maps linked)
Our April 28 event program includes:
- Special Guest Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County and Co-Chair of Unite Here Local 11, a LA/OC workers union.
- Irvine City Issues Updates from City Councilwomen Farrah Khan & Melissa Fox.
- Discussion about the Irvine City Council vacancy with guest City Council Members, DGI board, and attendees.
- DGI Bylaws updates, membership approval required: Our bylaws are being updated to reflect new county party requirements and to clean up old provisions. Please see the proposed bylaws updates at this link.
- DGI Board Appointments: An interim treasurer, Ritesh Srivastava, and an interim vice chair, Kev Abazajian, have been appointed. This month there will be a brief special election for the board positions. Floor nominations are open on 4/28 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not already a DGI member, please consider signing up to join our club as an official member or donating to support us. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer club dedicated to engaging in local politics and building a stronger, more inclusive Democratic Party in Irvine.
DGI’s 2019-2020 Board Members:
Chair: Jutta Gamboa
Interim 1st Vice Chair: Kev Abazajian
2nd Vice Chair: Cassius “Cash” Rutherford
Secretary: Reema Saad
Interim Treasurer: Ritesh Srivastava