• December 2, 2020
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City Council

North Irvine Residents Say Outgoing Irvine City Council Too Slow to Act on Asphalt Factory Safety Concerns  

Residents asking city officials for comprehensive and independent air monitoring say nothing has been done after months of discussion Residents of North Irvine say they are caught in a seemingly endless battle for air quality and public safety due to their proximity to the All American Asphalt factory.  Residents of the North Irvine villages of […]

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Presiding City Council to Decide Operating Rules for the Next City Council

Will any member of the City Council be allowed to place an item on the City Council meeting agenda or will the 2019 policy prohibiting this freedom stay in effect? Agenda Item 6.5: Mayor-Elect Farrah Khan and Councilmember Anthony Kuo have placed a last-minute item on this Tuesday’s packed Special Council Meeting agenda. They are […]

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“Budget Adjustment” as Partial Payment of Vice Mayor Mike Carroll’s Campaign Mailer Debt

Will all future councilmembers be allowed to reshuffle their budgets as they see fit if this precedent is set?  At the request of Vice Mayor Mike Carroll, the City Manager has placed an item on the Consent Agenda asking the City Council to approve a “budget adjustment” at the City Council Special Meeting this Tuesday, […]

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Irvine City Council Votes for Three Climate Initiatives at Nov. 10 Meeting

New nonprofit public energy agency, climate action plan, and strategic energy plan all move forward after Irvine election favors climate-friendly candidates At its November 10 meeting, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of three programs that promise to bring clean energy, competitive energy pricing and a climate-resilient future to the city. The votes […]

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Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 Contact: Robin McCall, Public Relations Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Main Office – Los Angeles 10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: (310) 207-3233 Email: rmccall@baumhedlundlaw.com Website: www.baumhedlund.com Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics Nov. 12, 2020 – Irvine, California – – A […]

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What Happened in Irvine’s 2020 Election

Historic win for mayor-elect Farrah Khan; Biden paints the city almost entirely blue A week after election day, Irvine ballots are still being counted, but according to a map published by the Los Angeles Times, the majority of voters in every Irvine precinct except one voted for Joe Biden. The only Irvine precinct where Donald Trump […]

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Two Major Climate Votes on Irvine Council Agenda Nov. 10

More EVs and EV chargers for Irvine: According to Irvine’s staff report on Community Choice Energy (CCE), most California CCEs offer residents electric vehicle incentives such as chargers and rebates along with an alternative to SoCal Edison for energy customers.With votes still being counted in Irvine’s city council election, the city’s two most important climate-related programs will come before […]

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Planning for Affordable Housing, Energy Solutions, and Climate Action

Irvine City Council Meeting — November 10, 2020 at 4PM Presentations:  There will be two presentations. No agenda documents provided. Silverado Fire Update Community Choice Energy   Consent Calendar Agenda: Consent calendar items are not presented or discussed unless “pulled out” by a City Council Member or member of the public by means of an […]

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Irvine Is Appealing Its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

The City of Irvine has appealed its share of regional housing proposed to be allocated under the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) adopted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The city is requesting a reduction of 8,259 total units from the final draft RHNA allocation of 23,554. SCAG is a metropolitan planning organization that is required by […]

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Irvine Council Votes 3-2 to Bring Auto and Compost Storage to ARDA Veterans Cemetery Site

City Tried to Hide Discussion of Agreement  On Tuesday, October 27, the Irvine City Council voted 3-2 in favor of using a section of the former El Toro Marine Base designated as the site of a veteran’s cemetery for temporary auto, compost, and mulch storage. At least one of the businesses that will benefit from […]

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