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OCPA to Vote on Changing Leadership; Participating Cities Continue Probe

Orange County’s beleaguered clean energy agency, which was widely condemned in an OC Grand Jury (OCGJ) Report last week for hiring unqualified leadership and a cascade of other related failures, could clean house on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Given the recent findings of the Grand Jury Report, some speculate the employees at issue are CEO […]

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OC Grand Jury Report: Orange County Power Authority Come Clean

The Orange County Grand Jury has released a report on the Orange County Power Authority. Here are key excerpts: As of early April 2022, past the start date for commercial customers, neither the OCPA notices that were required to be mailed to customers, nor the OCPA website, contained any direct mention of the increased charges […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine City Council Looks To Limit Mayoral Power Ahead of Election

Voice of OC – Irvine City Council Looks To Limit Mayoral Power Ahead of Election By Noah Biesiada Irvine City Councilmembers are set to discuss asking city voters if they want to cut back the mayor’s power in the next election, potentially changing the position to a more ceremonial role. Currently, Irvine residents vote separately […]

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Irvine Will Move Forward With Audit of OC Power Authority But Questions Remain [Opinion]

The Irvine City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, voting 4-0 to conduct an independent audit of the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). Councilmember Mike Carroll, Chairman of the OCPA, was absent. It is not yet known who will be conducting the audit. The City Manager and City Council must make […]

Featured OC Power Authority Op-ed Opinion Opinion

Over a Year of Requests Later OCPA is Finally Agendized. Special Meeting June 14th [Opinion]

Finally, after over a year of requests from members of the public and Councilmember Larry Agran, the Irvine City Council will hold a Special Meeting on June 14 at 3:00PM regarding the highly controversial Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). All Irvine residents will be automatically switched over from Southern California Edison (SCE) to the OCPA […]

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Green Ribbon Environmental Committee’s Third Attempt to Vote for Chairperson, SCE Grid Reliability Presentation, and Update on Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

The Green Ribbon Committee will be meeting Wednesday, June 8th at 4:30PM. The meeting will start off with a presentation of the Southern California Edison grid reliability and public safety power shutoff update, followed by the third attempt to elect Chair of the Committee, and Vice Chair “if needed”. The meeting will end with a […]

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OCPA CEO Brian Probolsky Retains Attorney Seeking Whistleblower Protections Against Board Members Mike Posey and Dan Kalmick

Quick Summary CEO Brian Probolsky became aware, through information CFO Tiffany Law received from OCPA Board Member(s), that OCPA Board members were planning on holding a special meeting to remove Brian Probolsky from his position as CEO. In response, Probolsky retained an attorney who served a letter seeking whistleblower protections. What protections are afforded to […]

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ACLU to IUSD: Maintaining and Enforcing Board Policy 9323 Rules of Conduct Violates First Amendment

On May 24, 2022, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) emailed the following letter to the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) Board of Education in response to actions by Board President Ira Glasky to Irvine resident Debra Kamm at the May 3, 2022, IUSD Board Meeting. To hear Kamm’s public comment and Glasky’s response click […]

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Great Park Special Tax, Residents Task Force, and Development Updates on Great Park Board Agenda

Here are the highlights from tomorrow’s May 24, 2022 packed Great Park Board meeting agenda. The meeting will start at 3:00PM. The public can watch on YouTube or ICTV and submit public comments in person, via Zoom (audio only), e-Comment or email. For more info click here. PRESENTATIONS 1.1 Great Park Community Facilities District (Special […]

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FivePoint Seeks Approval of 1,174 Homes in the Great Park Neighborhoods

FivePoint, on behalf of Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC, is seeking approval for 1,174 homes and a park plan modification in the Great Park Neighborhoods at this Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting at 5:30PM. The 1,174 homes will consist of 1,062 market-rate condominium units and 112 affordable apartment units. FivePoint received entitlements (approval) to build a […]

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