• January 18, 2020

Highlights from City Council Meeting (1/14/20)

Attendance: Mayor Shea Mayor Pro Tem Mike Carroll Councilmember Melissa Fox Councilmember Farrah Khan Councilmember Anthony Kuo Closed Session There was one reportable action coming out of closed session. Negotiations are continuing to move forward with Wild Rivers at the Great Park. Prices and terms are still being discussed. The City will provide further details […]

City Council Agenda 1/14/20: Affordable Housing & Flavored Tobacco Products

2020 sees the beginning of a new Council year that will be under the direction of Mayor Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Carroll. The first City Council meeting of 2020 is tomorrow, January 14th at City Hall.  View the meeting agenda HERE.  Below are a few agenda items that may be of interest. […]

Irvine Faces Personnel Issue

Irvine Watchdog’s post “City Council Agenda Item 1.3 Public Employee Discipline Dismissal Release” has residents wondering to which “public employee” this refers. Please read the letter below and click HERE if you wish to include your name in support. ***** Dear Irvine Councilmembers, On the January 14, 2020 City Council agenda, item 1.3 “PUBLIC EMPLOYEE […]

City Council Agenda Item 1.3 Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release

A personnel matter has been added to the closed session agenda for the City Council meeting this Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:00pm. City personnel matters are subjects for closed session. Public report of closed session action shall be made by the City Attorney as warranted. But it begs the question, who is this “public […]

Calling For Public Participation In Irvine’s Decision Making Process

Irvine’s elections are supposed to be non-partisan. Our city councilmembers are elected to represent the best interests of Irvine residents but do they? Our city council candidates vow to represent the interests of Irvine voters if elected but will they? The way for residents to influence the decision making process is by means of public […]

What do you think?

Today, the Anaheim City Council grapples with a city real estate deal.  Could this be a wake-up call, or at least a cautionary tale, for the “publicly owned” Great Park?   At minimum, it reinforces the importance that Irvine leaders show thoughtful planning, and hopefully finalize deals that will maximize financial and community benefits. This […]

Council Members Approve Bringing Community Choice Energy to Irvine

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Irvine and to create and lead a Joint Power Authority with other Orange County cities. Motion that was passed: Staff to secure the interests of other CCE-JPA partner cities in Orange County and ask staff to return with preliminary joint powers authority formation […]

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