• August 5, 2021
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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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8/28/18 – Irvine City Council Meeting Notes

Highlights The City Council meeting was a mini candidate forum: City Council Candidate Anthony Kuo (Planning Commissioner) made two public comments, City Council Candidate Carrie O’Mally (Transportation Commissioner) made one public comment, and Mayoral Candidate, Ed Pope, made one public comment supporting concerns of Irvine residents. City Council supports employee rights: Lalloway asked that he […]

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General Plan Amendment Back On the Council Agenda!

The Irvine Watchdog reported earlier that due to issues with the Survey and other concerns the General Plan Amendment was removed / delayed from tonight’s council meeting. Https://irvinewatchdog.org/2018/08/17/general-plan-update-postponed-again/ In a supplemental agenda that was just sent around, the General Plan presentation has been put back on at the end of tonight’s jam packed agenda. Please come […]

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One City Council Vote Equals Ten

Why is voting for city council members such a big deal?Answer:  You’re not just voting for one seat, you’re voting for ten! Did you know each city council member gets to appoint a commissioner to each of the following ten commissions/committees that make decisions impacting development, traffic, child care, seniors, and the environment, just to […]

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8/21/18 Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights: The back story : read the hidden truths behind parking issues in Irvine Village Neighborhoods. The persuasive power of public comments at Commission Meetings: Commissioners listen AND respond to the public! See how public comment on both major agenda items influenced commission discussions and decisions. Will there be an Irvine Municipal bus system in […]

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What topics are important to you?

Irvine Watchdog is soliciting topics for the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum. To assist in the process, we have created a survey with a number of potential  topics to add to our current agenda. Make your voice heard and complete the survey. It’s just one question! We will announce the results in one week. […]

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Planning Commission Meeting Notes – 16 August – RSJ Golf Course & Woodbridge Medical Building

8/16/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES Regular Meeting Plus Special Meeting By Susan Sayre Highlights: Over 2 hours discussing the aesthetics of 2 cell tower poles disguised as Mono-Pine Trees in undeveloped area of Orchard Hills…Even if it is just 2 Mono-Pine trees in the middle of the field, just bring me better cell reception! The Planning […]

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General Plan Update Postponed – Again

https://irvinewatchdog.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/genplan16aug-1.mov We just have to wait. City leadership has scrapped the General Plan Update scheduled for August 28th, and this is not the first time it has been delayed. Residents will have to wait for the city presentation on where we stand with the process and framework for updating this core document for Irvine. The General Plan […]

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Announcing the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum!

Now more than ever, our city depends on us to help shape its future! On Sunday, September 30th 4:15-7:00pm,Irvine Watchdog will be hosting an Irvine City Council Candidate Forum at the Irvine High School theater.  The moderator will be award-winning journalist Norberto Santana, Jr., from the Voice of OC – a non-profit, non-partisan newsroom that has […]

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The IBC Vision: No Longer 20/20

In 2010, a previous city council had the vision for a vibrant, mixed-use urban core called the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) to offset the villages and Great Park neighborhoods. One aspect of that vision has been executed upon with great success – the approval and building out of all IBC residential units. But after 8 years, […]

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