Acronyms Guide for Irvine Government 

While acronyms are used for convenience for people familiar already with the terms, they can also take on the form of their own language and constitute a barrier to understanding to those unfamiliar with the terms. To remove this barrier, Irvine Watchdog has created this guide so you can look up acronyms. This guide is by no means comprehensive. Instead, please note this is a working document and so we will add terms as we encounter them. 

If you have any additions, please contact us and they will be included on this list. We hope you find this guide useful.  

A

AAA – All American Asphalt 

ADU – Accessory Dwelling Units 

AMI – Area Median Income 

ARDA – Amended and Restated Development Agreement

B

BRT – Bus Rapid Transit 

C

CAAP – Climate Action and Adaptation Plan 

CCA – Community Choice Aggregator 

CCE – Community Choice Energy 

CEA – Council Executive Assistant

CFD – Community Facilities District

CPUC – California Public Utilities Commission 

CSC – Community Services Commission 

D

DEI – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Resolution)

E

EPF – Educational Partnership Fund 

F

FPPC – Fair Political Practices Commission (California Commission regulating campaign financing, government ethics, lobbying…) 

G

GHG – Green House Gas

H

HCA – Health Care Agency 

HQTA – High-Quality Transportation Area

I

IBC – Irvine Business Complex 

ICTV – Irvine Community Television

IE – Independent Expenditure 

IRWD – Irvine Ranch Water District 

IUSD – Irvine Unified School District

IW – Irvine Watchdog 

J

JPA – Joint Power Authority (independent, public agency that operates a Community Choice Aggregator on behalf of its member cities) 

K

L

LCFF – Local Control Funding Formula

LIFOC – Lease in Furtherance of Conveyance 

LOS – Level of Service (measure of traffic flow)

M

N

O

OCPA – Orange County Power Authority

OCTA – Orange County Transportation Authority 

OCGPB – Orange County Great Park Board 

P

PAC – Political Action Committee

PEG – Public, Educational and Government (Access Fund)

PFOA – Per-fluorooctanoic Acid 

PFOS – Per-fluorooctane Sulfonate 

PLHA – Permanent Local Housing Allocation 

Q

R

RHNA – Regional Housing Needs Assessment (a requirement under state housing law)

S

SCAG – Southern California Association of Governments 

SCAQMD – South Coast Air Quality Management District 

SMART – School Mobile Assessment Resource Team 

T

TOC – Transit Oriented Communities 

TUSD – Tustin Unified School District 

U

V

VMT – Vehicle Miles Traveled 

VTTM – Vesting Tentative Tract Map

W

X

Y

Z