• July 15, 2024
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Opinion: Irvine’s Democratic Process Is Crumbling A Voter Call To Action

For years I have been inspired by Irvine’s General Plan provision calling for the City to inspire “Robust” resident participation in Irvine’s decision-making process. I have enjoyed participating in the decision-making process and have enjoyed interacting with our very cooperative City Staff members who have gone to great lengths to assist me with understanding the […]

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City Council Regular Meeting – March 26, 2024

It’s a packed Agenda for the upcoming Irvine Council Meeting this Tuesday, March 26th. The Council will be going dark in April because the next two planned council meetings fall on Eid and Passover. Here are some of the Notable Agenda Items.    Item 3.5 – 2023 Annual Progress Report for the City of Irvine Housing […]

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Opinion: Celebrating the Power of Community Collaboration and Civic Engagement in Woodbury

We’re thrilled to share some fantastic news with our community! Thanks to the community’s unwavering support and active engagement, significant progress has been made in addressing safety concerns at the intersection of Great Lawn and Hallmark in the Woodbury neighborhood. In response to community feedback and a request submitted last October, the city has re-evaluated […]

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Is the Irvine Community Land Trust Becoming a Black Box to the Public?

 After a long time of including the option to attend the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) meetings by Zoom, ICLT discounted the Zoom option. My impression currently is that this was not the result of an ICLT board vote. Instead, Executive Director Billy Hughes enacted this new attendance policy. Also, I have heard that when […]

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Quick Lesson on Ethics Laws. Do You Know The Answers?

Ethics laws can be confusing. Here are a few questions taken from the 2024 League of Cities Planning Commissioner Academy, to help us understand some of the ethics laws set by the California Fair Political Practices Commission and the Ralph M. Brown Act. All elected officials and appointed commissioners are required to complete ethics training. […]

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Opinion: Responding To Israeli/Palestinian Hate In The Community And In Schools 

I have lived in Irvine for 43 years. I worked as an Orange County Adult Protective Services Social worker for over 25 years responding to and investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of seniors and disabled adults and offering support services to both the victims and the alleged abusers. In my experience, the best results […]

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CicloIRVINE Moving Full Steam Ahead May 4th

On February 27, 2024, the City Council gave final direction to staff on the planning for CicloIRVINE – Irvine’s first open street event, and OrangCounty’s fourth open street event. Council selected the branding “CicloIRVINE: An Open Streets Event” along with Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Cities such as Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Long Beach, Encinitas, […]

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