• February 23, 2024
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City Council Agenda Highlights for 6/27

Great Park Board and City Council Agenda Highlights for June 27, 2023

The wheels of government will start to turn early this week with a meeting of the Great Park Board at 2:00 pm, and a Special Meeting of the Irvine City Council starting at 3:00 pm. The only items on the agenda for the Great Park Board are a presentation reviewing the details of the Great […]

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Irvine's Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Lacks Key Elements to Make the City a Climate Lead

Opinion: Irvine’s Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Lacks Key Elements to Make the City a Climate Lead

Irvine released its draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) this week, intended to pave the way to a zero-carbon region by 2030. If the CAAP is bold and successfully implemented, it will help create the healthy, safe, resilient, and equitable communities we all deserve. However, the current draft of CAAP fails to meet its […]

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Irvine’s Master Planning Has a Long Way to Go: The Walkability Problem

Opinion: Irvine’s Master Planning Has a Long Way to Go: The Walkability Problem

Correcting an Outright Failure in Irvine’s Master Planning: Introducing Human-Scale Design into Communities Designed for the Scale of Automotive Travel There is much to love about Irvine. It’s safe, clean, and has great schools, and I’m especially proud of the vast open spaces it has protected from development and the urban forest that permeates the […]

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City Council Agenda for June 13, 2023

City Council Agenda Highlights For June 13, 2023

City Council Regular Meeting There will be a variety of items that will be discussed by the City Council at its upcoming meeting. The main item will be the 2023-2025 financial budget. The meeting will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 13th in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Some standouts of the agenda […]

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Patrick Strader talking in front of the Irvine City Council

Lobbyist Patrick Strader Involved with Live Nation and USA Waterpolo Negotiations at Great Park

Why does Irvine City Councilmember Kathleen Treseder ask about Patrick Strader during public Council meetings? The casual observer may notice Treseder pepper City Manager Oliver Chi with that question when discussing the Great Park Live Nation Amphitheater and USA Water Polo aquatics facility projects. Chi’s response is often short and uncomfortable. The reason Treseder asks […]

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Opinion: Mayor “All In” With Alleged Cult Project

Mayor Farrah N. Khan recently declared her enthusiastic support for the work of the convicted criminal who leads an alleged cult based in South Korea. In posts on her official City  Facebook and  Twitter accounts, Khan stated on May 27, 2023: “I’m all in to support Chairman Man Hee Lee and Heavenly Culture World Peace […]

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