• January 18, 2020
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City Hall Development Featured

Irvine Ranks 11th on the List of Fastest Growing American Cities

It’s no surprise to many residents that Irvine’s population has grown. In fact, Irvine has grown by 21% over the last eight years and according to an article published in November 2019,  Irvine is ranked #11 in the country!   Here is the list of American cities that have grown the most since 2010: The […]

Development Featured

Free Great Park Balloon Rides?

The Great Park Balloon Sponsorship Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of Irvine and Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC (FivePoint) is on the Great Park Board agenda for Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  If approved, FivePoint will support the operation and maintenance of the balloon for the next five years in return for sponsorship rights. Sponsorship terms […]

Development Editorial Featured

Racquet Club of Irvine – KB Homes Wants to Make a Deal

KB Home & Spearman hired Government Solutions to help facilitate talks with neighbors adjacent to the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI).  An invitation to a “Community Meeting” was circulated to communities surrounding RCI and was held on August 7, 2019.  It’s not clear if the invitation was extended to the greater communities such as RCI members or […]

Development Featured

Attend Councilmember Carroll’s Town Hall on July 11 re: Proposed Rezoning of RCI Property

Newly appointed Irvine Councilmember Mike Carroll is hosting his first town hall meeting to hear resident concerns about the proposed redevelopment of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) site which is located at Culver & Michelson. The meeting is at: WHEN: Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm to 8pm WHERE: Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen […]

City Hall Development Featured Planning Commission

Save the Racquet Club of Irvine! NO General Plan Amendment!

Irvine Watchdog supports our neighbors in their fight to preserve and protect existing Irvine Villages and recreational facilities. KB Home is seeking a General Plan Amendment to change the zoning of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) from “Commercial Recreation to Medium-High Density Residential”. Volunteers for Irvine Watchdog have heard from residents in the adjacent […]

Development Featured Op-ed

Op-Ed: Future of The Racquet Club of Irvine Threatened by Possible Sale to Real Estate Developer

Recently, the owner of The Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) published a letter to the members of RCI notifying them of a potential sale of the club and land to a real estate developer.  RCI has been a fixture of recreation in Irvine for 45 years. The facility has 28 tennis courts, a junior salt […]

City Council City Hall Development Featured

3/26 City Council Meeting: Additional 1,056 Homes in Great Park Approved

Present: Mayor Wagner Councilmember Shea Councilmember Fox Councilmember Khan Councilmember Kuo 1,056 More Homes Approved for the Great Park Neighborhoods The Council approved (4-1 with Mayor Pro Tem Shea opposed) another 1,056 market rate homes for FivePoint based on a request they made to the City back in April of 2018. FivePoint recognized a policy […]

Development Featured

Can Culver Dr. Handle More Traffic?

Previous Development Attempt Last year, residents spoke out against the proposed sale of the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course. The interested developer wanted to build a 4 story, 800 unit development to house 3,200 students on part of the property and shrink the course. That led to residents creating a coalition to combat the development […]

Featured Irvine Community Land Trust Main

Local Political Group Pressures Land Trust on Transparency

On November 18, 2018, the Democrats of Greater Irvine (DGI) unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Kev Abazajian that states: “The Members of the Democrats of Greater Irvine RESOLVE thatthe Irvine Community Land Trust should abide by the Brown Act,and that the City of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinanceshould be applied immediately to the Irvine Community Land […]

Election 2018

Match the Candidate Game #7 – Who Said It?

Match the Candidate Quote 7 “I’m a lifelong resident of Irvine – or at least since my parents brought me home from Hoag Hospital.” Who said this?  Irvine “lifers” where were you born?  Is getting adequate healthcare keeping up with the pace of changes in Irvine? Need more from this candidate?  Register to attend Irvine […]

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