• June 22, 2021
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Great Park Project Development Progress Report for June 2021

This month’s OC Great Park Board (OCGPB) meeting agenda has one item, the Project Development Progress Report. The development updates from the April 2021 OCGPB meeting provided details on proposed projects, unsolicited project proposals, as well as details about the California Fire Museum. See April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects – Irvine Watchdog  […]

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Attempt to Rezone RCI, Part 2:  “Putting Lipstick on a Pig”

The Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI), located next to Culver and Michelson, has been a valued recreational amenity enjoyed by the Irvine residents for over 45 years. And especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city’s commercial recreational zoning of RCI and other outdoor facilities in Irvine have been a godsend to our residents. Recently the […]

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Let The Sunshine In: Your Right to Open Meetings under the Brown Act

“[T]he Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. “The people of this State […]

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What is Irvine Police Doing About Noisy Vehicles and Street Racing?

Does your neighborhood sound like the Indy 500 on a Friday night? Many Irvine residents express growing concern over excessive vehicle noise and car racing on residential streets. On June 22, at 4:00 pm, the Irvine Police Department will give a presentation on enforcing the laws against loud and racing vehicles. The presentation will inform […]

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Council Approval of Unbudgeted Expenditure to Team Kids Violates the Brown Act and Leaves City Staff Scrambling to Fund the Expense

Irvine City Staff Scrambles to Find Funding Need For Ad Hoc Expenditure At the April 13, 2021 City Council meeting, Councilmembers voted 4-1 (with Kuo opposed) to become a Founding Sponsor of the Team Kids Conference, pledging $20,000 to do so. Questions regarding the funding prompted a public records request. The response from the city confirms the […]

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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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Great Park Residents Wait on Agran, Khan, and Kim to Deliver On Campaign Promise of Advisory Committee

Great Park residents have been asking for representation in light of their special CFD taxation — a special tax only Great Park residents are responsible for. At the 2020 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum held by Irvine Watchdog, the candidates were asked the following (watch the entire forum here): On April 13, 2021, Councilmember Larry […]

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You’re Invited

Susan Sayre, one of Irvine’s most dedicated residents having watched nearly every City Council meeting in the last few years, will be at City Hall on Tuesday, June 8th from 2-3:30PM to discuss Irvine issues and concerns. Ms. Sayre is the most frequent contributor for Irvine Watchdog with a focus on the Irvine City Council, […]

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Joshua Block and Branda Lin Explore the Possibilities of Districted Elections in Irvine on KUCI’s Ask A Leader

In this episode of KUCI’s Ask A Leader, Claudia Shambaugh interviewed guests Joshua Block of Associated Students UCI (ASUCI) and Branda Lin of Irvine Watchdog to explore the possibilities of districted elections in the City of Irvine. The segment begins at minute 37:16. http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/PennerBlockLinPod5-25-21.mp3   Mentioned in the podcast were these resources for building your […]

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Voice of OC — Irvine City Council Doubles Personal Budgets, Opening Questions on Funding and Accountability

Voice of OC — Irvine City Council members decided to double their personal office budgets and remove nearly all safeguards on how they spend that money in a narrow 3-2 vote last night. To read the article click, Irvine City Council Doubles Personal Budgets, Opening Questions on Funding and Accountability.

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