• August 15, 2020


2020 IUSD School Board Candidates: Candidate Statements

In 2018, the IUSD School Board changed from an “at large” representation model to the “trustee area” model, utilizing district voting for the first time. The 2020 IUSD School Board elections will be the second districted election. This year, voters will be choosing representatives for Trustee Areas 3 and 5. Since Lauren Brooks’ seat is […]

2020 City Council Candidates: Candidate Statements

Here are our official City Council candidates for November 2020 along with their candidate statements below. For the list of candidates for Mayor and their candidate statements click here. Name Ballot Designation Agran, Larry Public Interest Attorney Bratton, Laura Family Manager Carroll, Mike *Appointed Vice Mayor, City of Irvine Dillard, Christina Mother/Paralegal Student Garg, Anshul […]

2020 Mayoral Candidates: Candidate Statements

We have four candidates who have qualified for the mayoral race for the November 2020 election: Candidate Statements   To see the pdf of all the filed mayoral candidate statements: http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=32571

Opinion: We Have The Right To Speak And To Be Heard

Let Irvine Become Known For Enhancing The Public’s Right To Be Heard On Tuesday, August 11th Irvine City Council will be discussing public participation in its meetings during social distancing (Agenda Item 5.5). To participate in our city’s decision making process, Irvine residents need to communicate not only with the decision makers and entities that […]

$5 Million From Small Business Relief Program Awards 511 Businesses

As part of the COVID-19 response, the City received $5 million dollars from the County through the federally approved CARES Act to administer a small business relief program. The City was able to award 511 Irvine small businesses grants of up to $10,000 each. The program launched on June 3rd and is now closed. The […]

Opinion: An Overlooked Option in the Growth Debate

Large shopping centers can be redeveloped to create mixed-use districts where cars are unnecessary.   Way back in 1988, before Westpark Plaza was built, an Irvine teacher signing a slow-growth “Traffic Control” petition said, “I think we live in an area that is just becoming more and more crowded, and we have to preserve our […]

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