• April 19, 2019
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City Hall Featured Opinion

At-Large Citizens on Great Park Board?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

City Hall Featured Finance Commission

Finance Commission Hears Budget Presentations

Notables from the 4/8/19 Finance Commission Meeting which is deep into the budget season. The proposed budget will be present to City Council on May 28th. City Manager’s Office – A new function: Economic Development was established that will focus on the Great Park and to attract more business to Irvine. The City’s communications, marketing, […]

City Council Development Featured Opinion Video

Great Park Board Meeting – State Veterans Cemetery & Natural History Museum

Directors Present: Mayor Wagner Councilmember Shea Councilmember Fox Councilmember Khan Councilmember Kuo Does anybody know what the plans are for the Great Park? Do you feel there’s a lack of community involvement? Jeanne Baran talks about the lack of transparency in the planning & design of the Great Park: At the 3/26 Great Park Board […]

Development Featured Planning Commission

3/21/19 Planning Commission Meeting Highlights

Commissioners Present: Michael Carroll (Kuo) Steven Huang (Khan) Dustin Nirschl (Fox) Jeff Pierson (Wagner) Greg Smith (Shea) 2019 Circulation Phasing Task Force Commissioner Smith (Shea) was voted in (5-0) to serve as the planning commission representative to the 2019 Circulation Phasing Task Force. The 2019 task force includes Finance commissioner Jim Shute (Shea), Transportation commissioner Steve Greenberg […]

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Irvine City Council Ethics Being Tested

Ethical Public Service Ordinance Being Tested Council member Shea recently revealed that last year one of her colleagues on the 2018 City Council provided lobbying services to another agency in the County on behalf of AECOM. AECOM is a big City contractor with hundreds of thousands of dollars in City awarded contracts. At minimum, these lobbying […]

Featured Finance Commission Opinion

Op-Ed: Veterans Cemetery In Search of a Home

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

City Council City Hall Featured Irvine Community Land Trust Opinion

10/23/18 City Council Meeting Agenda – Land Trust & Sunshine Ordinance

    A couple of noteworthy items are on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – the Land Trust and the introduction of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. To read the whole agenda please click here. The Irvine Community Land Trust is requesting the modification of a land transfer agreement between the City & Land Trust to include office space […]

City Hall Featured Opinion

Weekend Rainstorm Brings With It The Irvine Sunshine Ordinance Rollout

It may have rained this weekend, but the City Council wants to bring us a proposed Sunshine Ordinance that will be heard during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd. The purpose of a Sunshine Ordinance is to promote transparency and resident participation in city government. Irvine Watchdog is thankful the city council is listening to its residents. We’ve said it all […]

Election 2018 Featured Opinion

Mayoral Campaign Thoughts

Back in July, Irvine Watchdog expressed that the 2018 mayoral race should be a catalyst for civic engagement.  Fast forward to today, just four weeks until election day, and let the facts speak for themselves: Ing Tiong – (no campaign website) Mr. Tiong is on record as saying he moved to Irvine a few years ago […]

City Hall Featured Main Opinion

Irvine: Transparency, Accountability, Honesty

Dear Irvine residents, Hope to see you on Sunday, September 30th for the Irvine City Council Candidates Debate. There are 2 open seats, and 12 candidates running. Given that most recent council decisions on important issues have been decided 3-2, this is a critical election cycle. Please join us for what will prove to be an eventful […]