• July 15, 2024

Taxation Without Representation: Great Park Residents Want a Seat At The Table

At the April 26, 2022 Great Park Board meeting, four Irvine residents who formed the “Great Park Residents Council” spoke on the need for representation. Residents in the neighborhoods of Altair, Pavilion Park, Beacon Park, Cadence Park, Parasol Park, Novel Park, Solis Park, Rise, and all future neighborhoods located within the Great Park Neighborhoods pay […]

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[SERIES] Great Park History: Farmland to 10,556 Homes

Want to know the history of the Great Park? This seven-part series on FivePoint’s Great Park home building entitlements will walk through the history of the area and how FivePoint achieved 10,556 home-building entitlements in the Great Park. 1. Looking Back to Look Forward 10,556 homes. Let’s look back to understand the history of the […]

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Council chambers

Voice of OC – Questions Surface on Retail Businesses in Great Park as Development Ramps Up

The Voice of OC reported on the April 26, 20222, Great Park Board meeting. “Irvine residents questioned if shopping centers will get tossed into a host of new developments their City Council agreed to on Tuesday night, which include a new amphitheater, a cricket pitch and a training ground for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.” […]

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Great Park Board Meeting: FIFA World Cup Training Facility, Amphitheater Relocation, and Cricket Pitch

Here are the notable items for the April 26, 2022 Great Park Board meeting. See agenda. Reminder: This will be the first Great Park Board meeting under the new public comment policy. All public comments on agendized and non-agendized items will be heard at the very beginning of the meeting right after the Pledge of […]

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A Seat at the Table: City Council Members Favor Campaign Contributors in Appointments to Commissions and Committees

“I am proud that our anti-nepotism ordinance expansion passed during tonight’s city council meeting. This is about closing loopholes in our existing anti-nepotism policy. The purpose of our commissions is to have a broad variety of voices and I want to ensure that those who are not related to us also have a seat at […]

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Mayor Farrah Khan Collects Thousands in Campaign Contributions from Commission and Committee Appointees

Mayor Khan Received Donations From Appointees Mayor Farrah Khan’s re-election campaign reported receiving more than $4,000.00 in campaign contributions from her current appointees to City of Irvine commissions and committees, in its most recent FPPC Form 460. All but one of Khan’s current commissioners had already donated the legal maximum of $550.00 by the end […]

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ACLU Warns Irvine City Council of First Amendment Violations

The ACLU issued a follow up letter to their March 22, 2022 letter warning the Irvine City Council that censorship of public comments raises First Amendment concerns. This is the second letter to the Irvine City Council from the ACLU in the last month pertaining to the changes made to the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. Read […]

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Mayor Farrah Khan Responds to Anger and Frustration of the Armenian Community 

Rarely do global matters as consequential as genocide take center stage during City Council meetings. The Armenian Genocide occurred under the rule of the Ottoman Empire from April 24, 1915 to 1923. In 1915, there were approximately 2 million Armenians, but by the end of the genocide fewer than half a million remained with approximately […]

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Opinion: Rule of Two Leaves Public Without Representation

A controversial Irvine City Council policy, informally known as the “rule of two,” prevents an individual Councilmember from placing an item on the agenda unless another member of the Council seconds it. In the first meeting, upon being sworn in, Irvine City Mayor Farrah Khan, voted alongside Councilmembers Tammy Kim, Mike Carroll, and Anthony Kuo […]

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Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

Who Will Chair the Green Ribbon Committee?

There are two items on the agenda for today’s Green Ribbon Committee meeting. The first item is to re-vote on the position of Chair. The second is a presentation on “Recycle from Home.” The meeting will be held at 4:30PM. As previously reported, the vote for Chair at the February Green Ribbon Committee meeting resulted […]

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