• August 25, 2019


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Op-Ed: Our Impressive Irvine Traffic Research And Control Center

Irvine Watchdog volunteers recently had a tour of the Irvine Traffic Research and Control Center, affectionately referred to as ITRAC. The Center is located in an amazingly small office space that reminds me of an airport Air Traffic Control Center with real time videos (not recorded) of numerous Irvine intersections and moving graphs that report […]

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Opinion: Start Planning Now!

Are you fed up with out-of-control traffic on Irvine streets? Are you tired of circling around and around to find a parking spot? Let’s take action to get our city to start planning for the future now! The City Council is doing a great job of protecting our villages from development projects that adversely affect […]

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Opinion: I Am Curious

What’s up with Irvine’s Transportation Department and Transportation Commission? The Transportation Director Mark Linsenmayer resigned without any recognition for his service. His temporary replacement, Acting Director Jamie Bourgeois, was never introduced at the Transportation Commission meeting. Lately, only 3-4 out of 5 commissioners have been attending the Transportation Commission meetings. Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo has yet […]

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Op-Ed: 3 Steps To Fight Corruption in Irvine

Irvine’s city government once had a sterling reputation… but no longer. For quite some time there has been a creeping increase in corruption in Irvine’s decision making process.  In the last year, voters have been deprived of the right to vote for representatives to fill a city council and mayoral vacancy. Our City Council has acted […]

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6/6/19 Planning Commission – The Irvine Co. Master Affordable Housing Plan Amendment

Present: Dustin Nirschl (Fox) Greg Smith (Shea) Stephen Huang (Khan) Absent: Christine Knowland (Kuo) Jeff Pierson (Carroll) The highlight of the June 6, 2019 Planning Commission meeting was The Irvine Company’s proposed realignment plan to relocate 220 residents by amending their existing Master Affordable Housing Plan document. A number of residents attended the meeting and […]

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Alert! 26 Speed Limit Changes Are Coming!

News Flash! At the June 4, 2019 Transportation Commission Meeting it was announced that there will be 26 street speed limit changes on Irvine streets, 21 of which are increased speed limits and 5 are decreased speed limits. There will be no warning of speed limit changes. Speed limits can change multiple times on the […]

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5/7/19 Transportation Commission Highlights and 5/16/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Four plus Star Vacation Luxury Destination Getaway Is Coming To Irvine’s IBC The Transportation Commission and Planning Commission approved the Banc Hotel and office tower to be located in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC). The mixed-use hotel and office project is on Teller Avenue and fronts Jamboree Road. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped. […]

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Questions for Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants

On May 14th during a special City Council meeting, 16 city council vacancy applicants will have 15 minutes to make a public comment and be interviewed by the 4 City Council members. The meeting will be open to the public where members of the public will be able to present public comments. The City Council […]

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4/23/19 City Council Meeting Highlights – Procedures for Appointment

Present: Mayor Christina Shea Melissa Fox Farrah Khan Anthony Kuo Filling Vacant City Council Seat City Clerk, Molly McLaughlin Perry presented the various process options for filling the vacant city council seat. The selection process, for the most part, will take place in public at the May 14, 2019 city council meeting. Irvine residents have […]

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4/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Christina Shea, and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, and Melissa Fox, the 4th city council seat is vacant. Irvine has a new contract agreement with Orange County Fire Authority with enhanced benefits. City Manager Russo reported that Irvine withdrew from their contract with OCFA because Irvine was paying rates higher than […]