Unanimous! SRA Resolution calls for Mission Viejo councilman Lance MacLean to resign

At the February 19th meeting of the Saddleback Republican Assembly, SRA, the Board of Directors proposed and approved Resolution No. 2009-1 calling for the resignation of Mission Viejo City councilman Lance MacLean. All members in good standing voted unanimously in support of the Resolution which reads as follows:


Saddleback Republican Assembly carefully and deliberately considered Lance MacLean’s candidate statement prior to endorsing him in 2002. SRA finds his performance significantly out of compliance with his campaign promises and written response to SRA’s endorsing body. SRA holds MacLean accountable for broken promises, failed leadership and abandonment of conservative Republican principles.

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean authored, promoted and sponsored Measure K,  a tax increase, after promising no tax increases, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean posed as a fiscal conservative but doubled his council stipend and bestowed lifetime medical benefits on council members at taxpayer expense after 12 years of part-time service, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean exhibited financial mismanagement by voting for budget items leading to $11.8 million in deficit spending last year, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean falsely promised to relieve traffic congestion but approved housing projects bringing in more congestion and overcrowding, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean said he espoused SRA values but was charged with assault and battery on a co-worker, and lied to a reporter to hide his identity, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean promised to represent his constituents but turned against and maligned them, calling them racists and elitists in the L.A. Times, and

WHEREAS, Lance MacLean has fully revealed his true nature as a big-government bureaucrat who promotes social engineering and supports Redevelopment after denouncing it when he requested SRA’s endorsement,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Mission Viejo Councilman Lance MacLean employed deception to receive SRA’s endorsement in 2002. He should now resign his elected position on the Mission Viejo City Council to save taxpayers the time, effort and expense of recalling him.

Michael Ferrall, Ph.D.
President, Saddleback Republican Assembly

Gilbert note. The Saddleback Valley Republican Assembly, SRA, is a chartered unit of the California Republican Assembly, CRA, serving the cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods and Laguna Hills.
The CRA, the largest grass roots conservative GOP organization in CA is 75 years young. President Reagan called CRA “the “conscience of the Republican Party.”

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