• May 25, 2022
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Overspending, A Questionable Vendor and Non-Energy CEO Spending Authority on OCPA Agenda

The OC Power Authority agenda for Tuesday, March 1 includes $446,000 in over budget legal spending, a commitment to pay $260,000 to a marketing vendor with no marketing experience, and authorization for the CEO Brian Probolsky to spend $125,000 on non-energy expenses without board approval. According to a budget update in the report, OCPA’s legal […]

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City Council Greenlights Complex Workforce Housing Deals

On separate 3-1 votes, the Irvine City Council approved proposals to acquire the Toscana and Royce apartment complexes in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) for use as middle-income “workforce housing,” giving staff a green light to negotiate the final details of the still-unfinished deals. Mayor Farrah Khan, Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo and Tammy Kim voted […]

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Great Park Board and City Council Meeting Upcoming Items

The Great Park Board and Irvine City Council will be meeting this Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Here are some noteworthy items. Great Park Board Meeting Great Park Development Progress Report The Great Park Board meeting agenda has two business items. The first, as usual, is the monthly Great Park Development Progress Report. This month’s Report […]

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Ethical Lines Blurred or Crossed? Councilmember Tammy Kim’s Conflict of Interest?

The Irvine Watchdog started a new series titled, Ethical Lines Blurred or Crossed, presenting real life situations that our city has or is facing pertaining to our current City Councilmembers, and then asking our readers to be the judge. The first article was regarding Councilmember Mike Carroll’s misappropriation of tax dollars. This article will take […]

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Something Old, Something New, and Something Different for the 2022 Great Park Board Elections

Mayor Khan and Councilmember Carroll: 2022 Great Park Chair and Vice Chair, respectively The Great Park Board consists of five directors. These directors are also the five Irvine City Councilmembers. However, this was not always the case. At one time the Great Park Board consisted of nine directors: four independent members as well as the […]

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Vote for Chair of Irvine’s Environmental Committee Ends in Tie Between Mayor Khan and UCI Professor Dr. Treseder. OC Power Authority Dominates Meeting Discussion.

At the February 9, 2022 Green Ribbon Environmental Committee meeting, the vote for the next Chair of the Committee resulted in a tie between Mayor Farrah Khan and UCI Professor and Irvine City Council candidate Dr. Kathleen Treseder. Khan has served as chair for the past year. The Chair is responsible for setting the agendas […]

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Five Point Holdings Hires Former Irvine Co. Executive Daniel Hedigan as CEO

From the Orange County Business Journal: Five Point Taps Ex-Irvine Co. Exec Hedigan as CEO Master developer Five Point Holdings LLC (NYSE: FPH), developer of the Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, has appointed Dan Hedigan as its new CEO. Hedigan last served as President of Land Sales & Home Building at Newport Beach’s Irvine Company, […]

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Upcoming Council Meeting Agenda – February 8, 2022

Highlights from the upcoming City Council agenda­­­: Item 3.1 – Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Default Power Profile Selection – Identify And Select A Default Electrical Power Profile For Irvine’s Commercial And Residential Customers On December 14, 2021, the City Council agreed that in the future all City municipal energy accounts will be enrolled in the […]

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Opinion: Idea Theft Highlights Discord on City Council

The agenda for the February 8, 2022, City Council meeting has an item that was presented by Councilmember Larry Agran back in April of 2021. However, this item needed the support of a second Councilmember in order to be placed on the agenda. No one seconded Councilmember Agran’s item. Two previous items that Councilmember Agran […]

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