Of the many surprises in last week's Orange County political races, none seemed as unlikely as the fourth-place finish of Irvine council member Larry Agran. First elected to office in 1978, Agran has alternately served as mayor or councilmember for 28 of the 36 years since, playing a huge role in the growth of Irvine as America's ultimate master-planned suburb. But the last decade has seen his political demise on the altar of what's also his greatest project: The Great Park, a massive public project that was supposed to rival America's other great municipal parks but instead has been a lighting rod for allegations of cronyism, corruption, and government waste. Agran vows to not leave the political scene — but what will follow?
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Orange County Line
LATEST BLOG POSTS
The battle over water in Santa Barbara’s high desert Cuyama is one of 21 critically overdrafted groundwater basins in the state. Now, the community must come together and figure out a way forward before there’s nothing left. Read More
Snap is leaving Venice, but its imprint remains Social media giant Snap Inc. is moving out of Venice, the city that presided over its now $3 billion success story. The news comes as a relief to many in… Read More