• October 15, 2018
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Thank You, Thank You!

We hope you enjoyed our first ever Irvine Watchdog Irvine City Council Candidate Forum – by residents, for residents. For those who missed it, you can watch the forum here: Now, to the many thanks… To everybody who submitted questions, thank you! The candidates were asked questions that were submitted by you via our survey, […]

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8/27/18 – Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Notes – Part III, Strategic Energy Plan and CCE

Irvine Strategic Energy Plan and Community Choice Energy The Green Ribbon Committee discussed three topics at their 8-27-2018 meeting. These three topics were Urban Forestry in Irvine, Green Ribbon Committee work plan and reorganization, and the selection of professional service companies to provide recommendations for an updated Irvine strategic energy plan and a Community Choice […]

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Call for Questions

Irvine Watchdog is hosting a candidate forum at Irvine High School on September 30th, 2018. (Read details here). Residents are invited to submit questions for candidates. (9/20/18 Update. Question submission is closed) Submit questions to candidates We want to make sure the questions asked reflect the voters’ interests. You may submit a question you would […]

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING NOTES – SEPTEMBER 6 – ORCHARD HILLS AND IBC

9/6/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES By Susan Sayre Highlights: Veteran’s Cemetery site staff reports were requested by this 9/6/18 meeting, but the reports are delayed because the studies require more time to complete. The studies will be presented to the commission as soon as “feasible”. What ….no public parks in IBC developments? Irvine Parkland Requirement for […]

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Irvine: Transparency, Accountability, Honesty

Dear Irvine residents, Hope to see you on Sunday, September 30th for the Irvine City Council Candidates Debate. There are 2 open seats, and 12 candidates running. Given that most recent council decisions on important issues have been decided 3-2, this is a critical election cycle. Please join us for what will prove to be an eventful […]

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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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General Plan Amendment Back On the Council Agenda!

The Irvine Watchdog reported earlier that due to issues with the Survey and other concerns the General Plan Amendment was removed / delayed from tonight’s council meeting. Https://irvinewatchdog.org/2018/08/17/general-plan-update-postponed-again/ In a supplemental agenda that was just sent around, the General Plan presentation has been put back on at the end of tonight’s jam packed agenda. Please come […]

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What topics are important to you?

Irvine Watchdog is soliciting topics for the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum. To assist in the process, we have created a survey with a number of potential  topics to add to our current agenda. Make your voice heard and complete the survey. It’s just one question! We will announce the results in one week. […]

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Planning Commission Meeting Notes – 16 August – RSJ Golf Course & Woodbridge Medical Building

8/16/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES Regular Meeting Plus Special Meeting By Susan Sayre Highlights: Over 2 hours discussing the aesthetics of 2 cell tower poles disguised as Mono-Pine Trees in undeveloped area of Orchard Hills…Even if it is just 2 Mono-Pine trees in the middle of the field, just bring me better cell reception! The Planning […]

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General Plan Update Postponed – Again

http://ArrayWe just have to wait. City leadership has scrapped the General Plan Update scheduled for August 28th, and this is not the first time it has been delayed. Residents will have to wait for the city presentation on where we stand with the process and framework for updating this core document for Irvine. The General Plan guides […]

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