• December 7, 2021
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Is the General Plan Amendment Based on a Flawed Survey?

https://youtu.be/12pr77JVMH4

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Susan States WatchDog’s Mission at Council

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6/26/18 Irvine City Council Meeting

In Attendance:  Fox, Lalloway, Wagner, Shea; Schott was absent Announcements: Shea:  Announced that she received multiple Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) complaints alleging conflict of interest regarding a 3 million dollar Land Trust Budget Item. Two were filed by Karen Jaffe and Lynn Schott. Shea reported that her attorney found no conflict of interest because […]

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To Melissa Fox and Christina Shea: There IS a Conflict of Interest

Below is a prepared speech by Robin Gurien that was to be delivered to the City Council on June 26th. Although she was unable to give the speech due to an issue with the public comments request, the Council clerk was kind enough to accept an email of it and distributed it to the Councilmembers. […]

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Voice of OC Repost on Measure D

Read the re-cap of Measure D published by the Voice of OC written by the Watchdogs who authored the arguments against failed measure D. Jaffe, Baran, Heath and Kwon: Transparency and Accountability Prevail for Irvine Watchdogs

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Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream – The Latest Irvine Co. Casualty

Over the years Irvine residents have seen many favorite retail and dining establishments forced to close. The imminent closing of yet another favorite community gathering place called Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream has sparked outrage and sadness throughout Irvine. This is especially so in the neighborhoods surrounding Campus Plaza which is the Irvine Company owned and managed […]

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Open letter to Irvine Land Trust Attorney

June 23, 2018Mr. Jon GoetzLaw Offices of Meyers Nave707 Wilshire Blvd.24 th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017 Re: Brown Act as applies to Irvine Land Trust Board Meetings. Dear Mr. Goetz, As I am sure you are aware, Irvine has been a center of controversy with regards to Irvine developmentprojects and City’s development approval process. There […]

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[Opinion] Building on the ARDA Site: It Will Happen Whether You Want It or Not?

Consider the recent election in Irvine. The most contentious issue: measure B to approve the relocation of the Veterans cemetery from the ARDA site to the Strawberry fields. The greatest proponent of this measure was the developer company FivePoint who stood to gain greatly from the relocation as they would buy the land on the […]

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Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 5)

Here is part 5: “I supported Measure B because I believed it…it would reduce traffic congestion by restricting future development at the strawberry fields.” A person might argue that she could not work on measure D because her time was spent instead on measure B. On this measure, she mobilized her supporters including her spouse. […]

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The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust (Land Trust) nor with City Council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the Land Trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules […]

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