• October 17, 2021
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16 year RSJ Resident Speaks Out about Council’s ACCOUNTABILITY to Residents!

“The rezoning in this area has been some of the most significant in Orange County and our current infrastructure can’t support the current development that this area has sustained.” “All Irvine constituents of ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS identify overgrowth and traffic as one of their primary concerns in Irvine!” “Act in BEST INTERESTS OF CONSTITUENTS!!”

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Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

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Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

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Irvine Watchdog co-founder interviewed on Voice of OC

Listen to Voice of OC interview our own Karen Jaffe. Here’s a summary of the interview from podomatic.com: Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and recent activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in […]

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Will the Veterans Cemetery *ever* be built?

Long time Irvine resident and one of our own writers, Jeanne Baran, has submitted an op-ed on the VoiceofOC.org.  In the article she notes the long, awkward dance to nowhere led by our developer-backed city council majority, in a blatant attempt to ignore the voters who overwhelmingly shut down Measure B. What kind of contortions? […]

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7/24/18 Irvine City Council Joint Meeting with Great Park Board

Present were Fox, Wagner, Shae and Schott.  Lalloway was absent. ****Note Veteran’s Cemetery information under Announcements**** ****Note Public Comment regarding the Rancho San Joaquin golf course sale and plans to build apartments for UCI students**** Closed session:  No information or discussion regarding Closed Session agenda items having to do with Public Employee Dismissal/release and an […]

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7/19/18 Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Notes

Commission members present: Patty Bartlett (Schott appointee), Anthony Kuo (Wagner appointee), Greg Smith (Shea appointee), absent: John Duong (Lalloway appointee) and Dustin Nirschl(Fox appointee). Agenda Item 1: Approval of minutes of prior meeting: Approved. Agenda Item 2: Gillette Apartment Project in Irvine Business Complex: Continued  60 days to 9/6/18 at applicants request. Agenda Item 3: […]

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Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

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Irvine City Public Records Retrieval

Have you ever wanted to browse public records?  Many people know you can get information from the various city websites. But sometimes you may want some older records or something that you can’t find. The solution then is to issue a public records request, but that can be time consuming. Luckily, there’s an easier way […]

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7/17/18 Irvine Transportation Commission Meeting Notes

7/17/18 Transportation Commission Notes of Interest Attendance: 4 commissioners were present and one( Sandy Moody (Schott appointee) was absent. Agenda Item 1: Approval of last meetings minutes Agenda Item 2: Irvine Train Station Elevators Staff Report: Irvine Train Station has 2 elevators that go up to the overpass walkway that crosses between the passenger platforms […]

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