• February 2, 2023
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Irvine City Council Calls Special Meeting To Consider Withdrawing From The Orange County Power Authority

The Irvine City Council has scheduled a special meeting for this Thursday at 8:00 am for one closed session item and one business agenda item (possibly related) to discuss the City’s future involvement in the controversial Orange County Power Authority. Agenda Item 2.1 – Consideration and direction regarding withdrawal and conditions for continued participation in […]

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Opinion: Improving Irvine’s Resident Representation

Now that Irvine has seated its new Councilmembers, we can make changes to our decision-making process that would inspire public participation and better represent Irvine’s residents. Goal: Improving Irvine City Council’s representation of the city’s residents would include, but not be limited to, decreasing campaign costs, thus reducing Councilmembers’ dependence upon special interest support, improving […]

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Meet the Newest Member of the Irvine City Council – Dr. Kathleen Treseder

Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Irvine’s newest city councilmember, was sworn in on Tuesday, December 13. 2022, alongside incumbent Mayor Farah Khan and long-time city councilmember Larry Agran. In the 2022 election, Treseder was the second-highest vote-getter for City Council, receiving 29,440 votes and 2,168 votes ahead of well-known third-place incumbent Anthony Kuo. About Kathleen Treseder Kathleen […]

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Notable Items on City Council Agenda for December 13, 2022

The Irvine City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 4:00. You can attend in person at City Hall, watch remotely, or submit an eComment online. This meeting Agenda has several important items, including: Consent Calendar Item 3.2 – Commend Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo for outstanding public service Item 3.7 – Initiation of Community Facilities […]

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Irvine City Council: A Pattern of Special Meetings and Special Deals

The Irvine City Council holds meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, while Great Park Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month. However, this structure is not rigid, and requests for special meetings for a specific purpose are typically made by council members to the City Manager or […]

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Hydrogen blend pipeline

Opinion: SoCalGas Planning to Experiment with Hydrogen Gas at UCI Mesa Court Housing and Arts Buildings

Southern California Gas Company plans to use the University of California Irvine Campus- including freshman residential housing areas- as a testing ground for their potentially dangerous hydrogen blend fuel.  SoCalGas claims that the “electrolytic hydrogen can be safely blended into existing natural gas infrastructure on the university’s campus.” If approved, SoCalGas could begin testing hydrogen blending […]

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Opinion: Save Irvine’s Hotel Workers Safety Ordinance

On November 22, 2022, the Irvine City Council passed the Hotel Workers Safety Ordinance by a 3 to 1 vote (Khan, Kim, Agran for, Kuo against, and Carroll absent). The ordinance contains hotel worker safety provisions and fair labor practices provisions. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on December 22, 2022. Similar ordinances have […]

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