• April 18, 2024
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Opinion: Who Is In-Charge at the Irvine Commissions, Commissioners or Staff?

Control of Commission Agendas Does anyone have any insight into how Irvine commission agendas were handled in the past and how they are handled now? My impression is that in the past Irvine Commissioners were in charge of what goes on the commission agendas and what would not make an agenda. However, my current impression […]

Opinion: Irvine Connect Leaves Seniors and Disabled Residents Out of the Loop

Irvine Connect is a fantastic concept! I wish I had access to Irvine Connect services. I could get to Senior Centers, libraries, my bank, go shopping, and go to the Spectrum to shop, eat lunch out, and then relax while enjoying a movie. Irvine badly needs an Irvine-circulation-only public transportation service.  However, I question the […]

Is the Sun Shining Into the Irvine Community Land Trust?

In a previous article, I asked: Is the Irvine Community Land Trust Becoming a Black Box to the Public? This article will answer that question. Background: ICLT Discontinued the Zoom Option for Public Attendance at Meetings In 2023, the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) had Zoom as an option to watch ICLT meeting. Of course, […]

Opinion: Which IUSD Schools Need Busing the Most? The Answer May Surprise You

Flying students, unequal access figure into school bus policies Only five of Irvine Unified School District’s 42 schools offer buses to general education students. Thankfully, the Irvine City Council recently started working with IUSD to see if the city can help reduce traffic, cut carbon emissions, and improve public safety by expanding school busing. What’s […]

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 […]

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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