Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Forde's Theatre: Overpriced PR Consultant Confesses Great Park Plan Was A Dream
(NavelGazing)
     Having collected $7.23 million to do public relations for a government park that may never be fully built because of wasted spending, Newport Beach consultant Arnold Forde made clear at the outset of an Aug. 5 deposition that he is contemptuous of questions about his windfall.
     The recipient of no-bid contracts for a decade because of his personal ties to Irvine political boss Larry Agran, Forde advised Anthony R. Taylor, the attorney investigating corruption at the Orange County Great Park project in Irvine at the behest of the City Council, that he's the target of "a witch hunt."....

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