• June 13, 2024
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2045 General Plan Update: 10 Facts

Irvine has been working on its General Plan Update to incorporate statutory requirements that have occurred since the General Plan was last updated in 2000. The update takes into consideration changes in State law and our Housing Element which was reviewed by a previous Planning Commission and adopted by the City Council in May 2022. […]

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City Council Attendance Report Card

As the saying goes, showing up is half the battle. When it comes to elected office, the voters expect their representatives to be present, on time, and in person. A missed Council meeting or vote on the dais could be the difference maker in enacting important city policy for Irvine’s 310,000+ residents and beyond. Irvine […]

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Opinion: Councilmember Mike Carroll’s Townhall Highlights Leadership Concerns and Community Tensions

A recent Townhall convened by Councilmember Mike Carroll has sparked debate and highlighted issues of leadership and community representation within our local council. The event, originally intended to discuss upcoming planning commission decisions, turned contentious, shedding light on concerns of bullying and exclusionary behavior. Councilmember Carroll’s management of the Townhall has come under scrutiny. Despite […]

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The Canopy – Retail Center at the Great Park

For the past several weeks, city staff and our retail development firm partner, Almquist, have been working to advance the delivery of a new retail shopping center in the Great Park.  The proposed shopping center is being branded as The Canopy. Based on the progress to date, the retail center is set to start construction […]

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