• September 26, 2022
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Irvine Watchdog to Discuss Erosions to Transparency and Accountability on KUCI’s Ask a Leader

This morning, Irvine Watchdog Co-Chairs Richard Green and Branda Lin, will join KUCI’s Ask A Leader, hosted by Claudia Shambaugh, for a live discussion at 9:00AM. This show will hone in on some persistent erosions in transparency and accountability in how the City Council conducts business and the controversial policy change restricting public comments (agenda […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine City Council Looks to Gut Transparency Rules, Shorten Public Comment Amid Pushback

Voice of OC — “Irvine City Council members on Tuesday are set to discuss removing many of the public transparency measures their predecessors installed, clearing the way to limit residents’ chances to speak at the meeting and hamstring other council members’ comments.” “For years, the city has had one of the strongest open meeting policies […]

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Civic Engagement Matters!

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Opinion: Political Pollsters Are Calling. Will You Answer?

Welcome Irvine voters to early polling! Has your phone started ringing with “caller unknown” calls?  Some brave Irvine residents who have answered these anonymous calls are getting quizzed on their opinions of candidates, and on other Irvine issues, with a focus on the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). It is awfully early for the polling […]

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AXIOS – Irvine Makes List of Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.

AXIOS — Irvine was listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and was the only city from the state of California that made the list. According to LAist, Irvine grew 45% between 2010 and 2020, to 307,670 people. Is the infrastructure keeping up with the growth?  

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Attempt to Rezone RCI, Part 2:  “Putting Lipstick on a Pig”

The Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI), located next to Culver and Michelson, has been a valued recreational amenity enjoyed by the Irvine residents for over 45 years. And especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city’s commercial recreational zoning of RCI and other outdoor facilities in Irvine have been a godsend to our residents. Recently the […]

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You’re Invited

Susan Sayre, one of Irvine’s most dedicated residents having watched nearly every City Council meeting in the last few years, will be at City Hall on Tuesday, June 8th from 2-3:30PM to discuss Irvine issues and concerns. Ms. Sayre is the most frequent contributor for Irvine Watchdog with a focus on the Irvine City Council, […]

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It’s Time To Open Irvine City Hall, the People’s Hall!

It’s time to open up City Hall to the residents of Irvine!  California’s COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy for Orange County states Government Services “can open with modifications.” City Hall is the People’s local seat in government! Let’s open it up! What’s Open   What’s Not When will City Hall open again?    

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Homeowners File Class Action Lawsuit Against All American Asphalt

A class action lawsuit has been filed by an Irvine homeowner, Elmira Rad, on behalf of herself and more than 2,000 homeowners impacted by the emissions from All American Asphalt. Plaintiffs are represented by the law firm of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP and Liddle & Dubin, PC. Click here to read the complaint.

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Will Irvine City Council Change the Zoning for Racquet Club of Irvine for a Multi-Story Development?

Speaking with various people who play at the Racquet Club of Irvine as well as nearby residents in the Rancho San Joaquin and other nearby villages, it appears a developer will be submitting an application to the City of Irvine on behalf of the owner of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) to change the zoning […]

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