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Opinion: District Elections and Council Expansion Back on the Agenda. Will The Council Let the Voters Decide?

A motion to expand the size of the City Council and adopt District Elections will be voted on at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. If the motion passes, Irvine voters will see these issues on the November ballot. While a majority of the Councilmembers stated support for expanding the size of the City Council in 2020, […]

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After Over A Year of Public Outcry and Over 15 Items Denied on the City Council Agenda, “Rule of 2” Is Rescinded. District Elections and All American Asphalt Agendized.

“Rule of 2” Revoked The controversial “Rule of 2” agenda-setting policy has been the bane of numerous Irvine residents for the past year and a half. This “Rule of 2” policy was used to deny over 15 requests to agendize everything from recognizing October as Children’s Environmental Health Month to a comprehensive discussion on the […]

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Kevin Shenkman Served Irvine With a Letter. Will District Elections Be Coming to Irvine?

There is a fight going on nationwide between those who want increased democracy with increased access to voting for all qualifying populations and those who would prefer if minorities’ rights to vote embedded in the hard won amendments to the constitution were effectively and efficiently revoked.  What does this have to do with Irvine? Irvine […]

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Joshua Block and Branda Lin Explore the Possibilities of Districted Elections in Irvine on KUCI’s Ask A Leader

In this episode of KUCI’s Ask A Leader, Claudia Shambaugh interviewed guests Joshua Block of Associated Students UCI (ASUCI) and Branda Lin of Irvine Watchdog to explore the possibilities of districted elections in the City of Irvine. The segment begins at minute 37:16. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PennerBlockLinPod5-25-21.mp3   Mentioned in the podcast were these resources for building your […]

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An Early Look at the 2022 Irvine Elections

General Municipal Elections in the City of Irvine will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the election of the Mayor and two members of the City Council. These positions are currently elected by Irvine citizens at large and are nonpartisan. The Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term […]

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Opinion: Tammy Kim Kills Opportunity to Expand City Council Despite Campaign Promise

Irvine City Councilmember Tammy Kim once campaigned on expanding the size of City Council. Kim’s campaign platform highlighted efforts to support Veterans in Irvine, stop All American Asphalt pollution, and passionate pleas to expand the size of Council. She has failed at delivering on all three issues. [For more background, read, Opinion: District Elections and […]

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Notable City Council And Great Park Board Agenda Items For July 26, 2022

Great Park Board Regular Meeting– 3:00 PM Agenda Item 1.2 – Annexation of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Recommended Action: Adopt a resolution recommending that the City Council annex the amended and restated development agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Agenda Item 2.1 – Approve […]

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Irvine Residents Are Last in Representation – Far Behind All OC and Midsize California Cities

District Elections and Council Expansion For Discussion July 12th Irvine could take a significant step toward greater representation on July 12, 2022. Councilmembers Larry Agran and Tammy Kim have agendized a discussion on switching to district elections as well as expanding the city council size. Read the memo for item 3.4 here. For the July […]

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Irvine Will Move Forward With Audit of OC Power Authority But Questions Remain [Opinion]

The Irvine City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, voting 4-0 to conduct an independent audit of the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). Councilmember Mike Carroll, Chairman of the OCPA, was absent. It is not yet known who will be conducting the audit. The City Manager and City Council must make […]

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Opinion: Rule of Two Leaves Public Without Representation

A controversial Irvine City Council policy, informally known as the “rule of two,” prevents an individual Councilmember from placing an item on the agenda unless another member of the Council seconds it. In the first meeting, upon being sworn in, Irvine City Mayor Farrah Khan, voted alongside Councilmembers Tammy Kim, Mike Carroll, and Anthony Kuo […]

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