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Lincoln Club of Orange County Mar 10, 2022 10:09:16 AM 3 min read

Public Safety Leader Kuo Earns the Fourth Lincoln Club Impact Award

Public Safety Leader Kuo Earns the Fourth Lincoln Club Impact Award


Irvine Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo Maintains Irvine's 'Safest City' Status While Fighting For Lower Taxes So Hard-Working Families And Businesses Can Thrive

Orange County, CA - March 10 - Today, the Lincoln Club of Orange County presented Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo with our Impact Award at our March Board of Directors Meeting. This award is to recognize exemplary public servants who are devoted to community efforts benefitting Orange County families and beyond.

Vice Mayor Kuo was previously a Planning Commissioner for the City of Irvine prior to becoming an Irvine city council member in 2018.

To uphold the city of Irvine’s well-earned distinction as America’s safest city for over a decade, Vice Mayor Kuo has stood by his city’s local law agencies with unwavering support especially during the “Defund the Police” movement.

Vice Mayor Kuo, with his background on the Planning Commission, has also led his city in preserving and enhancing the quality of life and business for each Irvine families regardless of which neighborhood they call home. This includes, but is not limited to a Resolution to oppose the 2020 “Split Roll” tax which threatened a burdensome increase on property taxes and a decrease in Irvine’s property values.

In another effort to maintain Irvine’s notoriety as a desirable community for current and future residents, Vice Mayor Kuo also implemented a building permit “fee holiday” for those interested in making gainful improvements to their homes.

Vice Mayor Kuo leads with fiscal responsibility, passing two 2-year budgets without tax increases and as a result, Irvine’s Fiscal Year ending in 2022 is expected to have a $10M surplus.

With his service-oriented disposition, Vice Mayor Kuo has served in many community roles, such as being on the Board of Directors of the Irvine Children’s Fund, a Trustee for the South Coast Chinese Cultural Association, a part of the Working Wardrobes’ Community Leader Task Force, and in a variety of leadership roles for the Brigham Young University Management Society of Orange County, the Raise Foundation, the Irvine Valley College Foundation, and the Exchange Club of Irvine.

We are happy to award Irvine Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo with the Lincoln Club Impact Award for the positive influence he has had on Irvine families, business owners, and visitors alike.