• October 16, 2021
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Opinion: What Don’t You Know About Your Home?

The Importance of Purchase And Rental Agreement Disclosures The purpose of property disclosures is to outline any flaws or conditions, including city and homeowners association (HOA) land use restrictions, that the home sellers are aware of that could negatively affect the homebuyer’s decision to purchase or rent the property. Thus it is important that they […]

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Opinion: And So The Great Park Name Change Process Begins But We Are Still Left Wondering Why

Great Park Name Change So now we are beginning the tasks needed to complete the Orange County Great Park name change that was approved by the City Council on August 10, 2021, by a vote of 4 to 1, with Council Member Larry Agran dissenting. At the September 16, 2021 (agenda item 3) the Planning […]

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Checking Up On Irvine’s General Plan

Irvine’s General Plan, as per State mandate, was created in 1973, to present Irvine’s long range plan for the development, improvement and preservation of the city. It has been periodically updated ever since. Irvine is currently working on a comprehensive General Plan update which will refine the City’s goals and objectives and reflect changes required […]

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Opinion: “The Missing Middle” Workforce Housing

Housing in Irvine needs to be affordable for all people who wish to live in Irvine and for all members of Irvine’s workforce who wish to live and work in Irvine. Below is a chart of the income categories from 2013-2021 final draft of the Housing Element. Irvine has put a lot of time, effort […]

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City Adds Affordable Housing Support Policies and Services to the Housing Element Update

8/5/21 Planning Commission Meeting, Agenda Item 4 At the 7/15/21 Planning Commission Meeting, Commissioners requested that the Community development staff add policies and programs to the Housing Element Update for the purpose of strengthening support for affordable housing renters and owners and submit the changes to the 8/5/21 Planning Commission meeting for review and decision […]

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Orange County Great Park May be Renamed “Irvine Great Park”

Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll requested that an item be placed on the July 13, 2021 City Council Supplemental Agenda to change the name of the Orange County Great Park to “Irvine Great Park.” (3.4) The Great Park name change may be ceremonial in nature to reflect the fact that there is no County […]

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Bringing More Affordable Housing To Irvine

General Plan Housing Element Update Under State Law, every 8 years, each California city is assigned a share of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) for affordable housing in their district. RHNA housing assignments are divided up into 4 income categories based on percentage of Area Median Income (AMI). The income categories are 1. Extremely […]

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City Hall Is Now Open!

On June 15, 2021, Irvine’s City Hall opened its doors to the public for City meetings and services at City Hall, Community Centers and Senior Centers. Members of the public will be allowed to attend City Council, Great Park Board and Commission meetings in person and meetings with Community Services staff will be available by […]

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails to Connect Mountains to the Sea

The Planning Commission will be presented with plans to improve and develop Irvine’s bicycle and pedestrian trail system at the May 20, 2021 meeting. Here is the agenda. The goal is to promote walking and bicycling by providing pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to both local and regional bicycle and pedestrian trail systems. Both presentations state […]

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Is the City Purposely Misconstruing Its Own Rules In Coverup Attempt?

The City of Irvine put out this statement which appears to be in response to Irvine Watchdog’s article Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings – Irvine Watchdog. The City’s statement is false and misleading. This would appear to be an attempt to reinterpret the rules to justify procedural violations […]

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