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Notable Items on the City Council Agenda for February 28, 2023

The next meeting of the City of Irvine City Council is Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 4:00. Here are a few highlights from that agenda: Closed Session Item 1.1 – Public Employee Appointment: Director of Community Services Item 1.2 – Public Employee Appointment: Director of Project Delivery and Sustainability Consent Calendar Item 3.4 – Intent […]

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Amphitheater

City Council Meets in Tuesday Special Session to Consider Amphitheater Options

“Wait for the day you’ll go away / Knowing that you warned me / Of the price I’d have to pay” —Gary B. White, Long Long Time (performed by Linda Ronstadt) The Irvine City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. to consider whether to pursue further negotiations with […]

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Great park

Opinion: Great Park Residents Council Request For Irvine to Reject Live Nation Amphitheater Deal

Last Thursday, Irvine City Manager Oliver Chi gave a presentation to a group of concerned neighbors at the Great Park. We were informed that the Construction, Design, and Operating Agreement with Live Nation, approved by City Council on September 27th, 2022, was rejected by Live Nation and made a counteroffer with lopsided terms to the […]

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Great Park

Opinion: Funny Valentine? Say “No” to Live Nation Bait and Switch, “Yes” to a Smaller Amphitheater

“Don’t change a hair for me, not if you care for me …” – Rodgers and Hart, “My Funny Valentine.” At the Irvine City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 2:00, the city staff will update the Council on the proposed amphitheater in the Great Park. The staff report, “Overview of Current […]

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Ranked Choice Voting

Opinion: Why Irvine needs ranked Choice voting

An official from one of the county political parties once told me that he doesn’t care about voter mandates, and that if a candidate wins with only a minority of votes cast, the voters have in some sense spoken. Sure, I answered him, but how much are we allowing the voters to say? And is […]

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Resignation

OCPA General Counsel Ryan Baron Resigns Under Pressure

In a letter dated February 6, 2023, Ryan Baron, the general counsel for the troubled Orange County Power Authority (OCPA), resigned from his position with the OCPA. Baron had become a controversial figure and a target for new OCPA Board member Kathleen Treseder, who demanded his termination as well as that of CEO Brian Probolsky […]

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Opinion

Opinion: Support District Elections and Expand The Size of the City Council

In all the years I have lived in Irvine, I have never seen so much corruption in Irvine’s decision-making process, including an increasing lack of transparency and intentional discouragement of public participation. Since public distrust of our City Council has substantially increased, Irvine residents are asking for corrective action. Increasing our City Council size and […]

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Meeting to Discuss District Elections and Expanding the Size of the City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2023

At its meeting on January 10, 2023, the Irvine City Council approved agenda item 8.3 to discuss expanding the size of the City Council and agenda item 8.4 to discuss moving to district elections. They also approved the creation of a council subcommittee to explore these proposals more fully. Subcommittee members include council members Larry […]

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