• May 16, 2021
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Financial Aid Is Coming To Irvine’s Small Businesses

Special City Council Meeting – May 29th at 10:00AM  Agenda eComment Staff Report Agenda item 1.1:  Local Business Support Program Utilizing COVID-19 Allocation from the County Of Orange The City of Irvine is seeking authorization for City Manager John Russo, to execute the “Subrecipient Agreement” with the County of Orange for a $5,046,186 grant to […]

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Tips for Evaluating Election Information

It’s election season. Irvine voters will be hit with a great deal of information. Some of it accurate, some not, some in between. To evaluate it, ask some questions:  Where is this information coming from? Who is paying for it? What do they want to accomplish? What is their track record? How transparent are they […]

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City-Approved COVID-19 Testing Not Reliable

In a follow up to a letter submitted to City Attorney Jeffrey Melching, Irvine resident Robin Gurien has submitted the following statement on her Facebook page. The COVID-19 testing decision will be revisited at tomorrow’s City Council meeting.   Here is a breakdown of the concerns addressed in the above letter: No Legal Enforceable Contract […]

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Increasing City Attorney Contract $45,000, Priorities for Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Service Need Grants, and COVID-19 Response Update

City Council Meeting on May 26, 2020 at 4 PM Supplemental Agenda e-Comment Watch Livestream Consent Calendar Items: Consent Items are not be presented to the public or discussed unless a board member requests discussion of the item or a member of the public submits an e-Comment or public comment regarding the agenda item. Item […]

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Is Mike Carroll Using the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Campaign Opportunity?

By: Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board In another self promotional move (read The Liberal OC’s article Big Check Mike Carroll’s Dishonest Approach To 2020), Carroll directs those in need of food, prescription drugs, or other necessities to email him directly, emphasizing the importance of doing so in ALL CAPS BOLD. Shouldn’t these items be handled by […]

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Great Park Development Project Update and Design of Wireless Service Facilities

Great Park Board Meeting – May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda May Great Park Development Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream  On Tuesday, May 26th the Great Park Board is set to discuss the May development report where residents can learn if anything will be on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Board […]

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Orchard Hills, Orange Tree Square Retail Center, and Montessori Child Care on Planning Commission Agenda For Tonight

Planning Commission – May 21, 2020, 5:30PM Agenda Click to Submit eComment The Planning Commission is meeting today at 5:30 pm and there are three public hearings. Residents can submit eComments and view the meeting via WebEx. Below are the public hearing items. Agenda Item #1 – Orchard Hills Located at the northern most section of […]

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Op-Ed: City Council Designated ARDA Site But Will They Pursue Funding?

At the May 12, 2020 City Council meeting, the Irvine City Council voted 4-1 to adopt the terms of the qualified Veterans’ Cemetery initiative, and place the Veterans’ Cemetery back at the original ARDA site, which is land owned by the City of Irvine. City Council Abruptly Changes Course on Veterans’ Cemetery Site — But Why? People […]

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City Council Approved COVID-19 Testing Jeopardized By Violations

Irvine resident Robin Gurien submitted a letter to City Attorney Jeff Melching today to address violations of the Brown Act, Article I, Section 3 of the California Constitution, and the City of Irvine Municipal Code “which may jeopardize the finality of action taken by Irvine City Council in its May 12, 2020 meeting” regarding COVID-19 […]

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Mayor Christina Shea Moves to Counter Petition-Led Initiative Seeking to Preserve Veterans Cemetery At ARDA Site

City Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 4:00PM Agenda Click to watch LiveStream Click to submit an eComment Staff Report for Item 5.2 Mayor Christina Shea’s competing initiative aims to subvert the wishes of 14,531 residents who signed the citizen-led Veterans Cemetery Initiative Petition (“Initiative”) Tuesday night, that would place the cemetery at the […]

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