• January 21, 2021
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Irvine Sports Committee Seeks Modification of Outdoor Sports COVID-19 Guidelines and More Shade Structures On The Way

The Community Services Commission (CSC) will be holding their first meeting since the swearing-in of the new City Council today, Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 5:30pm. The newly-appointed Community Services Commissioners are: Kevin Trussell (Appointed by Councilmember Carroll) Dick Owens (Appointed by Councilmember Kuo) Naz Hamid (Appointed by Vice Mayor Kim) Jing Sun (Appointed by Councilmember […]

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Our City’s Budget? City Also Seeks Budget Adjustment For Television Studio

The Finance Commission is meeting today, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30pm, and will be reviewing our city’s fiscal year 2021-23 two-year budget and fiscal year 2021-26 five-year plan. The Commission will also decide on a budget adjustment request for the construction of a dedicated production studio in the Public Information Office at City Hall. […]

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OC Power Authority to Appoint CEO and COO at January 12 Meeting

Implementation timeline and Irvine staff support also to be discussed   The newly-seated Orange County Power Authority board of directors will announce the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer tomorrow, according to the agenda for the January 12 board meeting. The public may participate via Zoom (see link below). The first […]

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How Can the City Enhance Public Participation With COVID-19 Restrictions In Place?

At the upcoming January 12, 2021 City Council meeting, Agenda Item 4.2 will be a discussion of public participation options for Irvine City Council and Commission meetings since in-person attendance is not recommended due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The meeting commencing at 4:00pm can be watched on ICTV channel 30, AT&T U-Verse channel […]

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Letter Response to Opinion by Katherine Daigle

Letter submitted by Kevin Trussell, Community Services Commissioner for Councilmember Mike Carroll. Dear Irvine Watchdog, The letter you published from Katherine Daigle regarding Mike Carroll’s communication program crossed the line of what could be considered opinion into the realm of complete defamation and fabrication. Ms. Daigle, who has been little more than an election spoiler […]

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Orange County Power Authority Board To Hold Inaugural Meeting

Irvine will be holding its first Orange County Power Authority (“OCPA” or “Authority”) Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 A.M. Here is the meeting agenda. OCPA board members will be sworn in during the meeting, including Irvine representatives Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Buena Park Councilwoman […]

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Process Violations Threaten to Derail Mike Carroll Budget Coverup

An anonymous email received on November 29, 2020, compelled Irvine Watchdog to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the vote on the budget adjustment at the November 24, 2020 meeting. In effect, the City Council appears to have failed to follow its own rules in its haste to bring an end to this issue. The procedural violations […]

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New Council To Be Sworn In and Will Decide on Controversial Agenda-Setting Policy

The Swearing-In ceremony for Mayor-elect Khan, Councilmember Mike Carroll, Councilmember-elect Tammy Kim, and Councilmember-elect Larry Agran will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall today from 2 to 3 p.m. Due to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, public attendance will not be permitted. The Ceremony will be available to view live on ICTV, which is […]

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Growth in the Irvine Business Complex and Planned Traffic Improvements

The City’s review process to approve the updated transportation improvements and traffic fees for future development in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is underway.  The Irvine Business Complex (IBC) is a mixed-use, 2,700 acre area located on the western edge of the city near the John Wayne Airport. With good planning, the IBC is evolving […]

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Opinion: Mayor-Elect Khan and Councilmember Kuo Seek to Keep Restrictions on Agenda-Setting. Why?

ln July 2019, the city council approved a policy stating that items would not be placed on future city council agendas unless requested in a written memorandum and signed by either (i) at least two members of the City Council, or (ii) the Mayor. This policy ensures that at least two members of the city […]

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