• February 2, 2023
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Irvine City Council Appoints a Number of New Commissioners

With the start of a new term for three members of the Irvine City Council, the Council approved a number of appointees to Irvine commisions and committee’s on Jan 10, 2023. The appointments were made by Mayor Farrah Khan and council members Larry Agran and Kathleen Treseder as the three were sworn in for their […]

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Irvine City Council Votes Not to Investigate Corruption at City Hall

On a three-two vote, the Irvine City Council last night rejected a motion by Councilmember Kathleen Treseder to investigate the activities of Melahat Rafiei, Mayor Farrah Khan’s former campaign consultant, who last week entered into a plea agreement with the United States Attorney, in which she admitted to a 2018 scheme to bribe two former […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for January 24, 2023

The City Council’s regular meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, features a packed agenda, following a special meeting at 3:00 with several closed session items and a discussion of Melahat Rafiei’s plea agreement with the United States Attorney. The regular meeting will include a series of public hearings on the formation of […]

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Political corruption

Irvine City Council to Discuss Melahat Rafiei’s Felony Plea Agreement at Special Meeting on Tuesday at 3:00

In a hastily called special meeting at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023 the Irvine City Council will discuss last week’s plea agreement between Mayor Farrah Khan’s longtime political consultant Melahat Rafiei and the U.S. Department of Justice. This comes after a call by Councilmember Treseder for a City investigation of Melahat’s activities. Prior to […]

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Great park

City Council Moves Forward on the Great Park Framework Plan

At its meeting on January 10, 2023, the Irvine Council reviewed and approved moving forward with Phase I of the Great Park Framework Plan. Phase I includes the ARDA site, the Cultural Terrace West, and food and beverage facilities such as a food hall. Proposed amenities are a botanical garden, a veteran’s memorial park, a […]

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City Hall

First City Council Meeting of 2023 Picks Up Where 2022 Left Off

Irvine revisits district elections and expansion of Council size. The Great Park Framework is undergoing changes, and Great Park Board Meetings will begin at 5 pm and jointly run with City Council meetings. See the notable agenda items below: Consent Calendar – Great Park Board 3.1 Amendment to Great Park Board Regular Meeting Calendar and […]

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