• October 17, 2019
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City Hall Featured Opinion

Op-ed: Do elected city leaders really care about Irvine?

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 […]

Election 2018 Featured

Brea Politician Steven Vargas (CD-39) Funds Recent Irvine City Council Mailers?

In preparing the updates to the money flow diagrams of the money funding the flood of mailers to Irvine’s mailboxes, Irvine Watchdog has uncovered that Steven Vargas, a Brea Councilman, appears to be behind a series of mailers opposing the following Irvine City Council and Mayoral candidates: Farrah Kahn Kev Abazajian Jaci Woods Frank McGill […]

Development Featured Opinion

Quid Pro Kuo

One of the many perks of being on a current council or commission when running for office is you can use the position for political advantage. Consider a recent video of Anthony Kuo taking credit for blocking an 800 unit apartment complex. Let’s examine the facts. The residents surrounding this possible buildout are the ones […]

City Hall Featured Opinion

How Anthony Kuo funds his Campaign? Approve Your Funder’s Projects!

Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo is hosting a fundraiser for his IRVINE City Council race in a home in Newport Beach.  While other council candidates have been pounding the pavement, speaking to constituents and raising money from the residents and citizens of Irvine, Anthony Kuo is employing a different strategy.  Over the last year or […]

City Hall Development Featured Video

16 year RSJ Resident Speaks Out about Council’s ACCOUNTABILITY to Residents!

“The rezoning in this area has been some of the most significant in Orange County and our current infrastructure can’t support the current development that this area has sustained.” “All Irvine constituents of ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS identify overgrowth and traffic as one of their primary concerns in Irvine!” “Act in BEST INTERESTS OF CONSTITUENTS!!”

City Hall Development Featured Opinion

Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

City Hall Featured Irvine Community Land Trust Video

Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

City Hall Featured Video

Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

City Hall Featured Video

More Residents Speak Out

Over three hours of testimony to Council like this Irvine resident above, who is asking the right questions. “Why do we have to bring this motion [Lalloway] forward again when the voters have already spoken?” “Mayor Don Wagner and Councilwoman Christina Shea – my donations that were thanking you all for your time, are not […]

City Hall Featured Opinion

Continued Disrespect for the Brown Act and Public Transparency

On July 10th, there was a hotly contested City Council meeting to discuss the much publicized motion by Councilman Lalloway regarding the use of the ARDA site for the Cemetery given the resounding defeat of Measure B by the vast majority of Irvine residents.  In another display of complete disrespect by our Council, Mayor Wagner […]

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