• January 25, 2021
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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Our City’s Budget? City Also Seeks Budget Adjustment For Television Studio

The Finance Commission is meeting today, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30pm, and will be reviewing our city’s fiscal year 2021-23 two-year budget and fiscal year 2021-26 five-year plan. The Commission will also decide on a budget adjustment request for the construction of a dedicated production studio in the Public Information Office at City Hall. […]

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OC Power Authority to Appoint CEO and COO at January 12 Meeting

Implementation timeline and Irvine staff support also to be discussed   The newly-seated Orange County Power Authority board of directors will announce the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer tomorrow, according to the agenda for the January 12 board meeting. The public may participate via Zoom (see link below). The first […]

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Orange County Power Authority Board To Hold Inaugural Meeting

Irvine will be holding its first Orange County Power Authority (“OCPA” or “Authority”) Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 A.M. Here is the meeting agenda. OCPA board members will be sworn in during the meeting, including Irvine representatives Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Buena Park Councilwoman […]

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Process Violations Threaten to Derail Mike Carroll Budget Coverup

An anonymous email received on November 29, 2020, compelled Irvine Watchdog to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the vote on the budget adjustment at the November 24, 2020 meeting. In effect, the City Council appears to have failed to follow its own rules in its haste to bring an end to this issue. The procedural violations […]

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New Council To Be Sworn In and Will Decide on Controversial Agenda-Setting Policy

The Swearing-In ceremony for Mayor-elect Khan, Councilmember Mike Carroll, Councilmember-elect Tammy Kim, and Councilmember-elect Larry Agran will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall today from 2 to 3 p.m. Due to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, public attendance will not be permitted. The Ceremony will be available to view live on ICTV, which is […]

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North Irvine Residents Say Outgoing Irvine City Council Too Slow to Act on Asphalt Factory Safety Concerns  

Residents asking city officials for comprehensive and independent air monitoring say nothing has been done after months of discussion Residents of North Irvine say they are caught in a seemingly endless battle for air quality and public safety due to their proximity to the All American Asphalt factory.  Residents of the North Irvine villages of […]

Election 2020 Featured

Irvine City Council Race Is Not Over

Congratulations to Farrah Khan and Tammy Kim who have secured a seat on the Irvine City Council. Mayor Farrah Khan will serve a two-year term. Councilmember Tammy Kim will serve a four-year term. However, the race for the 2nd and 3rd place city council seats is not over. The city council race has narrowed down […]

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Special Meeting – All American Asphalt

Residents in the North Irvine villages of Eastwood, Stonegate, Orchard Hills, Northwood, and Northwood Pointe have been battling toxic fumes from a nearby asphalt factory for over a year. Lesley Tan, one of the leaders of this effort, provided background in this Opinion article asking, “what is the City’s responsibility to disclose of pollutants and […]

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Election 2020: Where Do The Candidates Stand On The Issues? Recap of Last Night’s Candidate Forum (UPDATED)

(This post has been updated for clarity) Irvine Watchdog held its Irvine Mayor & Council Candidates Forum last night, but not without technical issues. We sincerely apologize to the viewers and candidates for the technical issues and the late start. We are grateful for everybody’s patience and understanding. Despite the technical difficulties, the Forum did […]

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Another Step Closer to Community Choice Energy for Irvine?

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that offers residents an alternative choice for electric energy sources while seeking to bring local control and competition into the electricity marketplace. The City of Irvine approved an initial CCE Feasibility Study and Technical Assessment (Feasibility Study) that was completed on January 16, 2020 and the City Council […]

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