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City Council Regular Meeting – October 24, 2023

The meeting will occur at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Here are some highlights of some of the Agenda Items Agenda Item 3.6 –  Jamboree Road At Alton Parkway Pedestrian Bridge (Jamboree North Of Interstate 405) The City Council is addressing the Jamboree Road at Alton Parkway pedestrian […]

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Opinion: The Case for Prioritizing People Over Parking

I recently attempted to visit Roosevelt Coffee near Cypress Village Shopping Center to do some work on my laptop. This is the story of that journey, which illustrates why Irvine parking policies – like parking policies everywhere – make cities unpleasant, unsustainable, and bankrupt.  I decided to take OCTA’s 167 bus line, which is a […]

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Irvine Voters to Decide Council District Elections and Council Expansion in March 2024

Tonight, the City Council voted 3-2 to place Council District Map 151 and Council expansion on the March 2024 ballot for Irvine voters. Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmembers Mike Carroll, and Larry Agran voted in support of Map 151, with Vice Mayor Kim and Councilmember Kathleen Treseder voting against. Here is the election schedule for […]

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Questions Surround Eligibility of Organization Seeking Nearly Half Of Irvine’s Discretionary Charitable Funds

An item on tonight’s consent calendar will earmark what will result in $22,500, nearly half of Irvine’s charitable funds, to one organization. Will this enhance the quality of life for Irvine residents or businesses? Irvine’s Community Partnership Funds (CPF) are typically $50,000 per fiscal year, with each Councilmember allocated $10,000 to distribute among various nonprofit […]

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Live Nation Seeks Council Intervention to Continue Temporary Amphitheater Operation

In a Saturday morning email to three members of the City Council, Live Nation executive Bret Gallagher pleaded for a “creative solution” to provide 4,000 parking spaces he said were needed to allow the FivePoint Amphitheatre to operate in 2024.  The email, titled “Final opportunity to save the Temp Amphitheater” was addressed to Mayor Farrah […]

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Opinion: District Maps May Suffer Due to the Political Self-Interest of City Councilmembers

Many considerations are at play as Irvine nears the completion of its map selection process for our potential switch to district elections for the city council. Federal and state law outline a number of requirements, including equal population (more or less), preserving the electoral voice of marginalized groups, geographic contiguity, easily identifiable boundaries, and “compactness” […]

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Monumental Council Meeting to Select a Council District Map; Great Park Scores a Goal; and City Grants Raise Questions

On Tuesday, October 10th at 6PM the City Council will hear final public comments before selecting a single district map to be voted on in the March primary election along with a charter amendment to expand the City Council size from five to seven members. Also on the agenda this Tuesday, we have two companion […]

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Planning Commission to Consider 82 Single Family Homes Along Irvine Blvd

On October 19, 2023 at 5:30PM the Planning Commission will be considering the development of 82 detached single-family residences in Development District 4 of the Great Park Neighborhoods, Planning Area 51 (Great Park). The project site is located west of Irvine Blvd, south of Cultivate, north of Pusan, and east of Episode. 82 low-density homes […]

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