• February 2, 2023
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Irvine City Council Appoints a Number of New Commissioners

With the start of a new term for three members of the Irvine City Council, the Council approved a number of appointees to Irvine commisions and committee’s on Jan 10, 2023. The appointments were made by Mayor Farrah Khan and council members Larry Agran and Kathleen Treseder as the three were sworn in for their […]

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Irvine City Council Votes Not to Investigate Corruption at City Hall

On a three-two vote, the Irvine City Council last night rejected a motion by Councilmember Kathleen Treseder to investigate the activities of Melahat Rafiei, Mayor Farrah Khan’s former campaign consultant, who last week entered into a plea agreement with the United States Attorney, in which she admitted to a 2018 scheme to bribe two former […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for January 24, 2023

The City Council’s regular meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, features a packed agenda, following a special meeting at 3:00 with several closed session items and a discussion of Melahat Rafiei’s plea agreement with the United States Attorney. The regular meeting will include a series of public hearings on the formation of […]

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Irvine City Council to Discuss Melahat Rafiei’s Felony Plea Agreement at Special Meeting on Tuesday at 3:00

In a hastily called special meeting at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023 the Irvine City Council will discuss last week’s plea agreement between Mayor Farrah Khan’s longtime political consultant Melahat Rafiei and the U.S. Department of Justice. This comes after a call by Councilmember Treseder for a City investigation of Melahat’s activities. Prior to […]

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City Council Moves Forward on the Great Park Framework Plan

At its meeting on January 10, 2023, the Irvine Council reviewed and approved moving forward with Phase I of the Great Park Framework Plan. Phase I includes the ARDA site, the Cultural Terrace West, and food and beverage facilities such as a food hall. Proposed amenities are a botanical garden, a veteran’s memorial park, a […]

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First City Council Meeting of 2023 Picks Up Where 2022 Left Off

Irvine revisits district elections and expansion of Council size. The Great Park Framework is undergoing changes, and Great Park Board Meetings will begin at 5 pm and jointly run with City Council meetings. See the notable agenda items below: Consent Calendar – Great Park Board 3.1 Amendment to Great Park Board Regular Meeting Calendar and […]

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Irvine City Council Calls Special Meeting To Consider Withdrawing From The Orange County Power Authority

The Irvine City Council has scheduled a special meeting for this Thursday at 8:00 am for one closed session item and one business agenda item (possibly related) to discuss the City’s future involvement in the controversial Orange County Power Authority. Agenda Item 2.1 – Consideration and direction regarding withdrawal and conditions for continued participation in […]

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Opinion: Improving Irvine’s Resident Representation

Now that Irvine has seated its new Councilmembers, we can make changes to our decision-making process that would inspire public participation and better represent Irvine’s residents. Goal: Improving Irvine City Council’s representation of the city’s residents would include, but not be limited to, decreasing campaign costs, thus reducing Councilmembers’ dependence upon special interest support, improving […]

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Meet the Newest Member of the Irvine City Council – Dr. Kathleen Treseder

Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Irvine’s newest city councilmember, was sworn in on Tuesday, December 13. 2022, alongside incumbent Mayor Farah Khan and long-time city councilmember Larry Agran. In the 2022 election, Treseder was the second-highest vote-getter for City Council, receiving 29,440 votes and 2,168 votes ahead of well-known third-place incumbent Anthony Kuo. About Kathleen Treseder Kathleen […]

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Notable Items on City Council Agenda for December 13, 2022

The Irvine City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 4:00. You can attend in person at City Hall, watch remotely, or submit an eComment online. This meeting Agenda has several important items, including: Consent Calendar Item 3.2 – Commend Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo for outstanding public service Item 3.7 – Initiation of Community Facilities […]

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