• June 16, 2019
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Articles

Make Sure Your Vote Counts! Some Advice for Mail In Ballots

From about 3% of total votes in California in 1966 to about 60% in 2016, absentee ballots have become the norm in voting. So, if you are voting this way, here is a little advice. On the City of Irvine website, it states that vote-by-mail ballots should have two stamps. Some suggest the post office […]

IRVINE’S BATTLE FOR TRANSPARENCY

The Irvine Community Land Trust (CLT) recently approved sweeping changes to its corporation bylaws, drastically changing how they will operate- including no longer following the legal requirements of the Brown Act. The purpose of the Brown Act is to avoid secrecy in government.  Our Irvine Community Land Trust was established by the City of Irvine in 2006 […]

Measure D is “Shockingly UnDemocratic!”

James Troup, Park Paseo In my opinion, Irvine’s “Measure D” is a shockingly undemocratic measure. This measure prevents citizens from having a voice in future development plans within the City of Irvine. The measure is described as something that prevents any actions that might “…delay important revenue streams from development projects which provide a fiscal […]

City of Irvine Finance Commission – 21 May 2018

The City of Irvine Finance Commission held its regular meeting this week. Four of the five commissioners were in attendance. The two primary agenda items were the final design contract for the Jamboree Pedestrian Bridge and the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget. The commission voted 4-0 to recommend the City Council approve and authorize a professional […]

VOTER ALERT: Irvine Watchdog urges you to vote NO on D

First, the backstory. Measure D is a question placed on the ballot by a (3-2) vote of the City Council (2/27/18) because Mayor Wagner was unhappy that voters may choose to exercise their right to petition on development projects. In this season of political mailers and purposeful confusion, Irvine residents have questions on MEASURE D. Consider some of the […]