• October 1, 2020


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Election 2020: Candidates Money Raised from July 1 – Sept 19

All candidates running for elected office must provide campaign finance data on who is contributing money, who has received it, and what has been spent. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Irvine City Council Candidates reported on expenses and contributions for the reporting period from July 1, 2020 – September 19, 2020. These reports are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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2020 City Election: Potential Candidates and Money Raised

The Irvine General Municipal election is on November 3, 2020, and deadlines for candidates are fast approaching. Nomination Period Candidates seeking to run for mayor have until August 7, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Candidates seeking to run for city council have until August 12, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Here is a […]

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Volunteer Writers & Researchers: We Want You!

Irvine Watchdog’s volunteer team is expanding – would you like to join us?  Between the upcoming elections and robust Irvine political happenings, Irvine Watchdog is in search of local volunteers interested in helping keep our community in the loop on a variety of city affairs.  Who we are looking for Though our team spans generations […]

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Great Park Board Considers Adding Surf Park, Citing Years of “Significant Unsolicited Interest”

Update 6/19/20: The meeting time has changed to 2:30pm and this item has been removed from the Supplemental Agenda. **** OC Great Park Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm Agenda Click to eComment At the upcoming June 23rd meeting, the OC Great Park Board will consider approving $5,000 to study the building of […]

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Online Censorship by Irvine City Councilmembers Under Scrutiny

“A national first amendment organization sent a letter condemning recent action on Facebook by Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, when she blocked several commenters on her personal page that attempted to discuss public policy” per the Voice of OC article below. “In their letter to the mayor, the institute argued that because Shea’s personal page is […]

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COVID-19 Small Business Support Program Kicks Off Today

In response to COVID-19’s impact on Irvine’s small businesses the City is launching a grant program starting today. Qualified businesses can apply for one-time grants in the amount of $10,000. The city’s press release can be found here: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/covid-19-small-business-support-program-grant-application The application period opens today Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

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What Will Determine the Selection Process for the New City Manager & Great Park Director?

The surprise announcement via Youtube that City Manager John Russo is resigning to spend more time with family only 22 months into the job raises many questions.  Mr. Russo is Irvine’s 5th City Manager in Irvine’s forty-nine year history, and he is also the de facto Executive Director of the Orange County Great Park, after […]

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