Ordinarily, the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducts a random sample of 3% of petition signatures to quickly and inexpensively determine whether sufficient valid signatures have been submitted to qualify a measure for the ballot.

According to City records, Shea apparently demanded that the OC Registrar of Voters count every single initiative petition signature — even past the number of signatures needed to qualify the initiative petition — at a cost to Irvine taxpayers of $67,337. 

As expected, our initiative easily qualified for the November 3, 2020 ballot so the extra cost was not only unprecedented, it was also a totally wasteful expense by Shea.