IRVINE — The City Council's new kid on the block, Jeffrey Lalloway, said he plans to advocate for government transparency and cost cutting.
"I want to see good, accountable, transparent government, and if the majority believes in the same things I do, then I'm happy to support them," Lalloway said. "If they fail to deliver on those goals, then I will oppose them in every way I can."
At the top of that list is a more open process regarding the Great Park, he said.
Lalloway in October had criticized an audit of a $10-million contact between the Great Park Corp. and the Great Park Design Studio as having instances of double billings, blank time sheets and shredded documents.
The doesn't mean he opposes the ambitious project, which has been slowed by what critics call a mismanagement of funds, legal problems and other delays.
"I want to see the park built," Lalloway said. "I am not a person who wants to see an airport. Despite the allegations of my opponent (Councilman Larry Agran), I want to see the park built so that the families of Irvine, the citizens, can have a place to call our own that actually is a great park."