• June 20, 2019
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City Hall

Irvine Land Trust To Consider City Request for Transparency & Accountability

The need for more affordable housing is a no brainer. In Irvine, we have an entity called the Irvine Land Trust. The Land Trust is a nonprofit corporation funded with public assets of land and money. Big money… as in tens of millions of our tax dollars, and growing. It was established and funded by the […]

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City Adopts Fiscal Year 2019-21 Budget, Great Park Balloon Not Grounded (Yet) and Displaying Flags

Attendance: Mayor Christina Shea Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo Council-member Melissa Fox Council-member Farrah Khan Council-member Mike Carroll It was a five-hour marathon at the special joint meeting of the City Council and Great Park Board of Directors held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The agenda item that attracted a crowd of over 25 public […]

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6/6/19 Planning Commission – The Irvine Co. Master Affordable Housing Plan Amendment

Present: Dustin Nirschl (Fox) Greg Smith (Shea) Stephen Huang (Khan) Absent: Christine Knowland (Kuo) Jeff Pierson (Carroll) The highlight of the June 6, 2019 Planning Commission meeting was The Irvine Company’s proposed realignment plan to relocate 220 residents by amending their existing Master Affordable Housing Plan document. A number of residents attended the meeting and […]

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Alert! 26 Speed Limit Changes Are Coming!

News Flash! At the June 4, 2019 Transportation Commission Meeting it was announced that there will be 26 street speed limit changes on Irvine streets, 21 of which are increased speed limits and 5 are decreased speed limits. There will be no warning of speed limit changes. Speed limits can change multiple times on the […]

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Voter’s Choice Act – A New Way To Vote

Photo: Secretary of State Alex Padilla at the Irvine Civic Center for the “Roadshow to Vote Centers 2020” launch. Thanks to the Voter’s Choice Act, an exciting new way to vote is on the way. The OC Registrar of Voters is planning extensive outreach efforts to educate us on this new voting experience. A series […]

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Irvine Company Affordable Housing Realignment Plan Up for Approval

Planning Commission | June 6th, 5:30 pm. The Irvine Company Affordable Housing Realignment Plan  The Planning Commission  (6/6, 5:30 pm) will consider a request from the Irvine Company to amend its master affordable housing plan for several planning areas. The proposed modification will permanently move and relocate a total of 220 affordable units from 14 […]

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5/7/19 Transportation Commission Highlights and 5/16/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Four plus Star Vacation Luxury Destination Getaway Is Coming To Irvine’s IBC The Transportation Commission and Planning Commission approved the Banc Hotel and office tower to be located in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC). The mixed-use hotel and office project is on Teller Avenue and fronts Jamboree Road. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped. […]

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The Key To Effective Cooperation: Trust But Verify

On May 14, 2019, the Irvine city council appointed Mike Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem Kuo’s former planning commissioner, to fill a vacancy on the Irvine city council. Don Wagner’s departure from the the city council to become the Orange County third district supervisor created the vacancy. If you are not already familiar with the machinations […]

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Irvine City Council Seat filled by Mike Carroll

On Tuesday, May 14, our City Council interviewed twelve candidates during a special City Council meeting which began at noon. Then the regularly scheduled City Council meeting began at 4pm and included Agenda Item 5.2 “Review of Applicants, Determination of Selection of Candidates, and Appointment for City Council Vacancy.” After several rounds of voting, Michael […]

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Interviewing the Applicants – Who Chose Who?

At its April 23, 2019 City Council meeting, the City Council approved the following process for identifying an individual for appointment to the existing City Council vacancy (by a vote of 3-1, Councilmember Fox opposed): Following the application submission deadline, each Councilmember will choose up to four applicants to interview. The order of interviews will […]

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