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OCPA to Vote on Generous Executive Benefits and Set Electricity Rates January 11th

On Tuesday, January 11th, the OC Power Authority (OCPA) board of directors is expected to consider a personnel policy with generous benefits for CEO Brian Probolsky and other executives that will be paid for by Irvine taxpayers and borrowed credit for the first few years of the program. The benefits exceed those of other Community […]

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OC Power Authority’s Chief Operating Officer Abruptly Resigns

Yesterday, both the Voice of OC and the OC Register reported, “longtime green-energy advocate Antonia Castro-Graham abruptly resigned as chief operating officer for the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) on Friday, Dec. 3, amid reports of a tense standoff with the utility’s CEO and concerns of ongoing conflicts between the two.” The Voice of OC […]

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OC Power Authority to Make Major Production Decisions and Set Agenda Rules at Special Board Meeting

Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Special Meeting Just Announced for Tomorrow, November 23, 2021 On tomorrow’s special meeting agenda, the OCPA Board will discuss power supply options (Item 2) and will look to adopting a proposed agenda-setting policy that requires two board members to jointly submit agenda items at least 10 days in advance, or […]

Featured OC Power Authority Op-ed Opinion Opinion

Opinion: OCPA’s Scripted Public Comments and Robocaller. Who’s Behind It All?

Since its inception, the Orange County Power Authority has been riddled with transparency issues. Brown Act violations, public records requests being ignored, refusing to make all meeting videos public, questions about appointment of troubled CEO Brian Probolsky, and most recently, possible workplace harrassment by Probolsky. Concurrently, the members of the public have been under attack by suspicious […]

Featured OC Power Authority Op-ed Opinion Opinion

Bully In The OC Power Authority Boardroom?

OC Power Authority CEO Brian Probolsky, who was already the subject of scrutiny due to his lack of experience  in the energy industry, lack of college degree, and his record of ethics violations, drew even more attention to himself last week with his treatment of a female employee, COO Antonia Castro-Graham, during the November 9th OCPA […]

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Irvine Company and Fivepoint Seek Approval For More Homes Tonight

Irvine Company Seeking 520 Additional Homes Near Asphalt Plant Tonight, the Planning Commission will decide the fate of the Irvine Company’s request to build luxury homes in a gated community near the All American Asphalt plant. To recap, on October 21st, the Planning Commission voted 3-2 to postpone the decision. That decision will be made […]

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Councilmembers Tammy Kim and Mike Carroll Seek to Rescind Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance

This Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Vice Mayor Tammy Kim and Councilmember Mike Carroll seek to rescind City Council ordinance 18-10, which is Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance. On October 23, 2018, the Irvine City Council made the first of two votes toward approving a Sunshine Ordinance that would enhance government transparency by making agendas available 12 days […]

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Planning Commission to Consider More Homes, Parks, and Day Care Site Near Asphalt Plant

This Thursday, October 21, 2021, the Planning Commission will be deciding whether or not to approve an additional 520 homes, two private neighborhood parks, and a day care site, near the All American Asphalt plant despite years of resident concerns over emissions and odors. According to the staff report, there are currently 3,439 units entitled […]

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Orange County Power Authority Unable to Properly Manage Basic Duties

Orange County Power Authority Unable to Properly Manage Basic Duties The Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) has faced public scrutiny in the last few months and that scrutiny remains well deserved. Let’s recap some of the concerns: The OCPA’s Implementation Plan which is less ambitious than the state’s target of 60% renewables by 2030. The […]

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2016 Interview of former Councilmember Jeff Lalloway on Great Park Museums, Amphitheatre, AQMD, Audit, Great Park Board, and More!

Watch the interview hERE It’s #TBT! Last week we shared former Mayor Beth Krom’s interview with Rick Reiff. To provide another perspective, here is former Councilmember Jeff Lalloway’s 2016 Inside OC interview who shared his thoughts on the Great Park including museums, the Great Park audit, along with Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD). […]

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