Thug Politics in Yorba Linda is alive and well
Posted by Brenda McCune on October 20, 2012
As predictable as the return of the Santa Ana winds in November, is the election year hit piece generated by YLRRR. Yorba Linda Residents for Responsible Representation, was originally formed in response to the commencement of development of what has been come to be collectively known as the Yorba Linda Town Center, in about 2006. The name was Yorba Linda Residents for Responsible Redevelopment, it was changed after they managed to kill the plans that were in place and run the developer out of town. Since that time this special interest group has controlled and determined the outcome of each and every city council election.
In spite of their indisputable political strength, they continue their schoolyard bully approach to campaigns, aggressively ramping up rhetoric and playing fast and loose with the facts.
In 2010 it was the piece with a photo of (then incumbent) Jan Horton, with a big red slash across her face.
True to form, they have chosen the same basic format, the same marginal effort at accuracy and the same level of histrionic antics.
Voters in Yorba Linda continue to vote with the recommendations of this group. I don’t understand it, but thug politics still works, at least here.