• August 21, 2018
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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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Announcing the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum!

Now more than ever, our city depends on us to help shape its future! On Sunday, September 30th 5:00-7:00pm, Irvine Watchdog will be hosting an Irvine City Council Candidate Forum at the Irvine High School theater.  The moderator will be award-winning journalist Norberto Santana, Jr., from the Voice of OC – a non-profit, non-partisan newsroom that […]

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How Anthony Kuo funds his Campaign? Approve Your Funder’s Projects!

Irvine Planning Commissioner Anthony Kuo is hosting a fundraiser for his IRVINE City Council race in a home in Newport Beach.  While other council candidates have been pounding the pavement, speaking to constituents and raising money from the residents and citizens of Irvine, Anthony Kuo is employing a different strategy.  Over the last year or […]

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Great Park Update: The Case for Transparency Just Keeps Growing

We’ve all heard the stories about the mismanagement and poor planning from the early days of the Great Park project. And more recently, we are hearing about the milestones being reached. Anyone who has recently visited the Park can attest that there is much work ongoing, and headway is being made. However, residents appropriately have […]

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16 year RSJ Resident Speaks Out about Council’s ACCOUNTABILITY to Residents!

“The rezoning in this area has been some of the most significant in Orange County and our current infrastructure can’t support the current development that this area has sustained.” “All Irvine constituents of ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS identify overgrowth and traffic as one of their primary concerns in Irvine!” “Act in BEST INTERESTS OF CONSTITUENTS!!”

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Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

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Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue!!!

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

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Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council!

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

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