• May 16, 2021
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Editorial: Discussion On Voter Representation Must Include The Voters

The City of Irvine should agendize a public discussion to consider district elections for future city council seats as soon as possible. The residents deserve a public hearing on this critical issue. The District Election demand initiated by (voting rights attorney) Kevin Shenkman has thrust the issue of voter representation to the forefront here in Irvine. While […]

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Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board, which will periodically publish editorials on issues aligned with our organizational mission. Richard Green is a long time Irvine resident experienced in government ethics, public policy, housing, finance, and non-profit leadership. As a Watchdog volunteer Richard monitors the Irvine City Council and […]

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Irvine Watchdog Volunteers Featured in Voice of OC

Oliphant: Should Irvine’s City Council be Expanded? Hansen: Strengthen Irvine’s Business-Friendly Culture: Restore LGBTQ Protection to the City Code Oliphant: Irvine’s Burning Issue Sayre: Questions For Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants Baran: Does Irvine City Council bid farewell to the ARDA Veterans Cemetery Site? Oliphant: The Real Incumbent in Irvine Baran: The Politics of Dancing […]

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It’s Time To Open Irvine City Hall, the People’s Hall!

It’s time to open up City Hall to the residents of Irvine!  California’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy for Orange County states Government Services “can open with modifications.” City Hall is the People’s local seat in government! Let’s open it up! What’s Open   What’s Not When will City Hall open again?    

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Voice of OC – Irvine Faces Questions From Public Over Lack of Transparency in Public Meetings

Voice of OC — Residents are asking tough questions of Irvine City Council members this week in a cease and desist letter criticizing them for not doing enough to inform the public on what they’re doing.  The letter was written by members of Irvine Watchdog, a volunteer organization that closely monitors city politics and advocates […]

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Irvine Budgeting Millions To Launch OC Power Authority In Spring 2022

The OC Power Authority will be looking to formalize terms for new cities that may want to join the Power Authority and will review the 2021-22 Fiscal Year budget at tomorrow’s meeting. To attend the May 11, 2021 meeting at 10AM, click on the agenda for Zoom link and details.  Adopt New Member Policy  The […]

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Is the City Purposely Misconstruing Its Own Rules In Coverup Attempt?

The City of Irvine put out this statement which appears to be in response to Irvine Watchdog’s article Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings – Irvine Watchdog. The City’s statement is false and misleading. This would appear to be an attempt to reinterpret the rules to justify procedural violations […]

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