• May 28, 2020


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Increasing City Attorney Contract $45,000, Priorities for Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Service Need Grants, and COVID-19 Response Update

City Council Meeting on May 26, 2020 at 4 PM Supplemental Agenda e-Comment Watch Livestream Consent Calendar Items: Consent Items are not be presented to the public or discussed unless a board member requests discussion of the item or a member of the public submits an e-Comment or public comment regarding the agenda item. Item […]

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Great Park Development Project Update and Design of Wireless Service Facilities

Great Park Board Meeting – May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda May Great Park Development Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream  On Tuesday, May 26th the Great Park Board is set to discuss the May development report where residents can learn if anything will be on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Board […]

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Op-Ed: City Council Designated ARDA Site But Will They Pursue Funding?

At the May 12, 2020 City Council meeting, the Irvine City Council voted 4-1 to adopt the terms of the qualified Veterans’ Cemetery initiative, and place the Veterans’ Cemetery back at the original ARDA site, which is land owned by the City of Irvine. City Council Abruptly Changes Course on Veterans’ Cemetery Site — But Why? People […]

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Mayor Christina Shea Moves to Counter Petition-Led Initiative Seeking to Preserve Veterans Cemetery At ARDA Site

City Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 4:00PM Agenda Click to watch LiveStream Click to submit an eComment Staff Report for Item 5.2 Mayor Christina Shea’s competing initiative aims to subvert the wishes of 14,531 residents who signed the citizen-led Veterans Cemetery Initiative Petition (“Initiative”) Tuesday night, that would place the cemetery at the […]

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Op-Ed: Irvine Fails To Join Other OC Cities In Restricting Or Placing A Moratorium On Residential And Commercial Evictions

By Susan Sayre March 24, 2020 City Council Agenda Item 5.2: Ordinance setting limitations on residential and commercial evictions: After Mayor Christina Shea and Council Member Farrah Khan placed this item on the City Council Agenda on March 17th, Irvine failed to join other Orange County Cities (Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Santa Ana) to create a […]

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Understanding the Great Park Decision-Making Process: Conversations With Anthony Kuo and John Russo

Photo taken by David Kline For some time now, I have been following Irvine’s decision-making process with regards to city development projects and business matters. Here is how the process works for everything in Irvine, minus the Great Park developments: City staff members study and analyze agenda items and compile their results in a Staff […]

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Transportation Commission: iShuttle and Traffic Impact on Barranca

Attendees Avinder Chawla Steven Greenberg Ken Montgomery Shilpa Patel Sidney Wu The Transportation Commission met on February 18, 2020. Below are the meeting highlights. To see the complete agenda click here. Presentation of IBC Transportation Management Systems Irvine is currently operating three Irvine Business Complex (IBC) I-Shuttle routes from Tustin Metrolink train station serving business […]

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Do IBC Residents Need Additional Retail?

During the February 4, 2010 Transportation Commission meeting, city staff will present a proposal to amend Irvine’s zoning ordinance in the Irvine Business Complex (“IBC”). The amendment would provide an incentive for developers to build additional retail in the IBC. The incentive would consist of reducing the “Developer Retail Development Intensity Value” fees and costs […]

Editorial Election 2020 Featured

Calling For Public Participation In Irvine’s Decision Making Process

Irvine’s elections are supposed to be non-partisan. Our city councilmembers are elected to represent the best interests of Irvine residents but do they? Our city council candidates vow to represent the interests of Irvine voters if elected but will they? The way for residents to influence the decision making process is by means of public […]

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Council Members Approve Bringing Community Choice Energy to Irvine

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Irvine and to create and lead a Joint Power Authority with other Orange County cities. Motion that was passed: Staff to secure the interests of other CCE-JPA partner cities in Orange County and ask staff to return with preliminary joint powers authority formation […]

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