• April 20, 2021
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City of Irvine Transparency and Ethics Resources

Welcome to Sunshine Week! Sunshine Week is recognized each year from March 14 to March 20. The week was designated as part of a nonpartisan effort for greater government transparency. If You are interested in transparency and ethics, you might start by reading the Ralph M. Brown Open Meetings Act and the California Public Records Act. Also, check […]

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Irvine to Receive over $50 Million From the American Rescue Plan Act

On a mostly party-line vote, Congress has passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. What does it mean for Irvine? According to an analysis by Forbes, this historic legislation (H.R.1319) will provide the city of Irvine with $53.1 million in direct aid. The significance of the economic stimulus cannot be overstated. The Los Angeles Times reported […]

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Irvine Begins Housing Element Update Process

On February 9, 2021, the Irvine city council held a virtual public meeting to discuss the current Housing Element Update process. This scoping session provided the council and public with information about the Housing Element, Irvine’s new Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation, and the actions and timelines required by the State of California. What […]

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Irvine Community Land Trust Updates Including Affordable Housing in Portola Springs and Cypress Village

The Irvine Community Land Trust (Land Trust) is a non-profit affordable housing company. While it is not a city commission, it is 100% funded with taxpayer dollars, and the City of Irvine invests approximately $10 million in the organization annually. The Irvine Watchdog regularly monitors and reports on the Land Trust’s activities to ensure transparency, […]

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Christina Shea and Mike Carroll Lead in Developer-Funded PAC Contributions

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 31, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 31, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure (IE) is an […]

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Who Is Trying to Buy Irvine’s City Council Seats?

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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“Dark Money” PAC Spending from Sept 21 – Oct 23, 2020

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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UPDATED: Independent Expenditures from 9/21 – 10/16

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 16, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 16, 2020. These numbers will be updated weekly. An independent expenditure is an expense for a political communication (ie: mailer, social media ad, lawn signs, […]

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Independent Expenditures from 9/21 – 10/16

Editor’s Note: Updated with additional independent expenditure contributions filed.  Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 16, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 16, 2020. These numbers will be updated weekly. An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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Irvine Community Land Trust Forum – Monday 10/19 at 7PM

The Irvine Community Land Trust Forum on Monday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. The Irvine Community Trust (ICLT) will host a free one-hour informational event on the basics of affordable housing, Land Trusts 101, and an overview of the ICLT. The event is scheduled for Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more […]

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