• September 26, 2022
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City Council

Monumental Decisions on Tap for Great Park Board Meeting – September 27, 2022

Great Park Board Agenda Look at highlights from the 600+ page Great Park Board Special Meeting Agenda, set for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:00 pm. This agenda is packed with important items, all recommended for approval. Item 3.1– USA Water Polo Aquatic Facility Memorandum of Understanding and Partnership Use Agreement Irvine taxpayer-funded costs could […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Scores a 2023 Season in Great Park

Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) lives to see another season at The Great Park in Irvine. Beyond, the 2023 season, it’s unclear where this defending national championship pro soccer team will play. The Irvine City Council, on September 13, 2022, voted 5-0 on Agenda item 4.5 to extend OCSC’s use of Championship Stadium for one […]

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Do You Have Questions for Local Candidates? Irvine Watchdog Announces Candidate Forum

Irvine Watchdog is excited to announce our third Irvine Mayor and Council Candidate Forum. This online event will be live-streamed on Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM. All ballot-qualified candidates running for Mayor or City Council are invited to attend. For a list of candidates, click HERE. More details to follow. Submit Your Questions This […]

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Editorial: Who is Behind Past Lawsuits Filed Against Irvine Candidates?

What’s Past is Prologue In prior elections, local developers and special interests have funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars through a complex web of Political Action Committees (PACs) to fund hit pieces on candidates that do not align with their corporate interests. These vicious mailers often contained gross exaggerations and even outright lies. Unfortunately, this […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Supporters Push Back on Plans to Evict Them From the Great Park Soccer Stadium

  In the days leading up to August 9, 2022, Irvine City Council Meeting, the Agenda included a study session to consider future uses of the Great Park soccer stadium. Attached was a report signed by City Manager Oliver Chi and the Director of Community Services outlining three stadium use options. Unfortunately, one option spelled […]

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Branda Lin Resigns from Irvine Watchdog and Announces Campaign for Irvine City Mayor

After announcing her campaign for Irvine City Mayor, Branda Lin has resigned from Irvine Watchdog. On behalf of our many volunteers, readers, and contributors, the Irvine Watchdog Board of Directors wants to express our many thanks to Branda for her years of leadership and service to the organization. Branda is a founder of Irvine Watchdog. […]

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Opinion: Tammy Kim Kills Opportunity to Expand City Council Despite Campaign Promise

Irvine City Councilmember Tammy Kim once campaigned on expanding the size of City Council. Kim’s campaign platform highlighted efforts to support Veterans in Irvine, stop All American Asphalt pollution, and passionate pleas to expand the size of Council. She has failed at delivering on all three issues. [For more background, read, Opinion: District Elections and […]

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Notable City Council And Great Park Board Agenda Items For July 26, 2022

Great Park Board Regular Meeting– 3:00 PM Agenda Item 1.2 – Annexation of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Recommended Action: Adopt a resolution recommending that the City Council annex the amended and restated development agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Agenda Item 2.1 – Approve […]

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Opinion: District Elections and Council Expansion Back on the Agenda. Will The Council Let the Voters Decide?

A motion to expand the size of the City Council and adopt District Elections will be voted on at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. If the motion passes, Irvine voters will see these issues on the November ballot. While a majority of the Councilmembers stated support for expanding the size of the City Council in 2020, […]

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New Traffic Signal To Be Installed on Walnut and The Mall Intersection

Irvine City Council received an official request from the Director of Public Works and Transportation to install a traffic signal at the Walnut and The Mall intersection. According to the staff report, “Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2022 with completion by Summer 2023. Work activity will take place primarily Monday through Friday between […]

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