• July 7, 2020
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City Council

Another Step Closer to Community Choice Energy for Irvine?

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that offers residents an alternative choice for electric energy sources while seeking to bring local control and competition into the electricity marketplace. The City of Irvine approved an initial CCE Feasibility Study and Technical Assessment (Feasibility Study) that was completed on January 16, 2020 and the City Council […]

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OC Great Park: Surf Park Tabled, Wild Rivers Delayed, COVID-19 Budget Adjustments

The OC Great Park Board met on Tuesday, June 23rd to review the monthly development report and to approve next year’s Great Park budget with adjustments due to a reduction in program and service fees. Irvine’s fiscal year begins July 1st. The Executive Director of the Great Park John Russo, recently announced he’s leaving his […]

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City Council Contemplates Facilities, Flag, and the Fallen

Will Irvine Implement Body Cameras For Our Irvine Police Department? Will Irvine Fly The Pride Flag? Will The Clean-Up Process Begin On The Veteran’s Cemetery ARDA Site? Special Joint City Council / Great Park Board Meeting – June 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm Supplemental Meeting Agenda Submit an e-Comment Watch LiveStream: cityofirvine.org/ICTV.   Special City […]

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Great Park Board Considers Adding Surf Park, Citing Years of “Significant Unsolicited Interest”

Update 6/19/20: The meeting time has changed to 2:30pm and this item has been removed from the Supplemental Agenda. **** OC Great Park Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm Agenda Click to eComment At the upcoming June 23rd meeting, the OC Great Park Board will consider approving $5,000 to study the building of […]

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Online Censorship by Irvine City Councilmembers Under Scrutiny

“A national first amendment organization sent a letter condemning recent action on Facebook by Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, when she blocked several commenters on her personal page that attempted to discuss public policy” per the Voice of OC article below. “In their letter to the mayor, the institute argued that because Shea’s personal page is […]

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Irvine City Council to Recognize LGBTQ Pride Month and Discuss UCI Student Outcry

City Council Meeting on June 9, 2020 at 4 PM Highlights: Recognition of June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride month; Large office space and accessory retail with 7 story parking lot project to be located at Barranca and Millikan; Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update; Declaring structure at 1851 Kettering (prior location of Working Wardrobes) a public […]

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What Will Determine the Selection Process for the New City Manager & Great Park Director?

The surprise announcement via Youtube that City Manager John Russo is resigning to spend more time with family only 22 months into the job raises many questions.  Mr. Russo is Irvine’s 5th City Manager in Irvine’s forty-nine year history, and he is also the de facto Executive Director of the Orange County Great Park, after […]

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Financial Aid Is Coming To Irvine’s Small Businesses

Special City Council Meeting – May 29th at 10:00AM  Agenda eComment Staff Report Agenda item 1.1:  Local Business Support Program Utilizing COVID-19 Allocation from the County Of Orange The City of Irvine is seeking authorization for City Manager John Russo, to execute the “Subrecipient Agreement” with the County of Orange for a $5,046,186 grant to […]

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City-Approved COVID-19 Testing Not Reliable

In a follow up to a letter submitted to City Attorney Jeffrey Melching, Irvine resident Robin Gurien has submitted the following statement on her Facebook page. The COVID-19 testing decision will be revisited at tomorrow’s City Council meeting.   Here is a breakdown of the concerns addressed in the above letter: No Legal Enforceable Contract […]

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Increasing City Attorney Contract $45,000, Priorities for Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Service Need Grants, and COVID-19 Response Update

City Council Meeting on May 26, 2020 at 4 PM Supplemental Agenda e-Comment Watch Livestream Consent Calendar Items: Consent Items are not be presented to the public or discussed unless a board member requests discussion of the item or a member of the public submits an e-Comment or public comment regarding the agenda item. Item […]

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