• July 25, 2021


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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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Finding Your Way Around The Great Park Gets Easier

Google and Apple Maps to provide interactive guides to Great Park venues and activities The Geographic Imaging System (GIS) Presentation given during the April 27, 2021 Great Park Board meeting revealed that the Great Park has entered into agreements with the Google and Apple corporations to provide interactive map applications for use by Great Park […]

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Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings

* Agenda creation and publication oversight is sorely needed for Irvine’s public business meetings * Last night’s OC Great Park Board (“Board”) meeting presented a completely different Great Park Project Development Progress Report (“Report”) than the one provided to the public prior to the meeting. Changes included adding in plans for the library, Cultural Center, […]

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April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects

The OC Great Park Board meeting agenda for this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, provides a slim report on the status of all the developments in the Great Park while adding features mentioned for the first time and removing others. Here is a list of proposed projects provided to the public in August 2020. Irvine Watchdog […]

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[Opinion] Woodbury and Cypress Village’s Density Going to Portola Springs. Will There Be a Public Benefit in Exchange?

The Irvine Company is seeking a zoning change allowing the transfer of housing density from Woodbury (Planning Area 9) and Cypress Village (Planning Area 50) to Portola Springs (Planning Area 5) at the Tuesday, April  27, 2021 City Council meeting, agenda item 4.2. Density transfers involve ensuring that the transfers are consistent with General Plan […]

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Zoning Ordinance May Impact Parking Availability in Irvine’s Older Villages and Improved Cell Reception Coming to Woodbridge

The residents of Irvine’s villages have been experiencing increases in traffic and inadequate parking. Zoning ordinance upgrades and a wireless communication facility are on the agenda for the April 21, 2021 Planning Commission meeting. Agenda Item 1:  Zoning Ordinance Technical Update Though Irvine’s zoning ordinances were, and should continue to be,  created to support the […]

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