• February 20, 2019
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City Council Featured Opinion

2/12/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Christina Shea and Melissa Fox. Barclay Theatre to enlarge program to make room for community and UCI shows and performances Irvine Barclay Theatre, a non-profit that receives city funding, presented a report for the purpose of transparency.  Report by Jerry Mandel, Barclay Theatre President: […]

Featured Planning Commission

2/7/19 – Planning Commission Highlights

Present were: Dustin Nirschl (Fox), Michael Carrol (Kuo), Greg Smith (Shea), Stephen Huang (Khan) and Jeff Pierson (Wagner). Planning Commission opts for recommending the Golf Course Site for the Veterans’ Cemetery.  The will of the voters was not given any weight in the decision-making process. The Veterans’ Cemetery will be on the 3/26/19 City Council […]

Featured Transportation Commission

2/5/19 – Transportation Commission Highlights

Present were:  Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Christine Knowland (Kuo), Ken Montgomery (Fox) and Steve Greenberg (Shea); Avinder Chawla (Khan) was absent. Review of Traffic Collision Patterns Staff report by Jaimee Bourgeois: The intersection with the most accidents ( totaling 1479) in 2017 was Barranca and Harvard with most occurring between 2 PM and 7 PM.  For […]

City Council Featured Meeting Summaries

1/22/19 City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council members Shea, Fox, Khan and Kuo. Presentation by Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce regarding their programs, services, funding and what they contribute to the Irvine Community The mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce is the economic advancement of, and generating money for, Greater Irvine.  The Chambers’ programs […]

Featured Planning Commission

1/17/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Present were: Dustin Nirschl (Fox and new chair), Stephen Huang (Khan), Greg Smith (Shea), Michael Carroll (Kuo), and Jeff Pierson (Wagner) Planning commission is limited to discussing development issues that are related to the type of agenda item in question: Vesting Tract Map approval for 1780 residential units in Area 51 Great Park Neighborhood. Staff […]

Featured Transportation Commission

1/15/19 Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Christine Knowland (Kuo), Ken Montgomery (Fox) and Steve Greenberg (Shea); Avinder Chawla (Khan) was absent. Staff Presentation of Transit and Active Transportation overview by Mike Davis Irvine public transportation consists of rail (Amtrak, Metrolink), OCTA inter and intra city bus routes, iShuttle which is developing new routes for Great Park […]

City Council Featured Meeting Summaries

1/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Shea, Fox, Khan, and Kuo. Mayor Wagner announced that the city has been working on his top priority project of improving traffic safety and awareness with regards to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic Irvine has developed a program of creating safer streets and crosswalks around schools and throughout […]

City Hall Featured Meeting Summaries Planning Commission

12/06/18 – PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were:  Greg Smith (Shea), Dustin Nirschl (Fox), John Doung (Lalloway), Anthony Kuo (Wagner), and Patty Bartlett (Schott). Enhanced transparency and public participation with regards to development projects has arrived to Irvine The City of Irvine website now has an interactive map highlighting development projects across the city. Staff Report: The interactive development map is […]

Featured Meeting Summaries Transportation Commission

12/04/18 – TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Ken Montgomery (Fox), Sandy Moody (Schott),Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Steve Greenberg (Shea) and Rose Casey (Lalloway). Sandy Moody reported her displeasure with the Veterans’ Cemetery 11/20/18 agenda item discussion Moody stated that the agenda item asked for input, not for a site approval vote. Moody said that she could not understand why Montgomery and […]

Column Development Featured

No More Delays! The Voters Chose the ARDA Site For The Veterans’ Cemetery

Planning Commission meeting, December 6th, 5:30 pm in City Hall.  All residents are encouraged to attend. At the December 6th Planning Commission meeting, the commissioners will be asked to review and provide input on the “Veterans Cemetery Timeline and Legal Analysis” for the potential Veterans Cemetery at the ARDA or the golf course site. What, […]