• May 24, 2024
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City Council

City Council Attendance Report Card

As the saying goes, showing up is half the battle. When it comes to elected office, the voters expect their representatives to be present, on time, and in person. A missed Council meeting or vote on the dais could be the difference maker in enacting important city policy for Irvine’s 310,000+ residents and beyond. Irvine […]

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Opinion: Councilmember Mike Carroll’s Townhall Highlights Leadership Concerns and Community Tensions

A recent Townhall convened by Councilmember Mike Carroll has sparked debate and highlighted issues of leadership and community representation within our local council. The event, originally intended to discuss upcoming planning commission decisions, turned contentious, shedding light on concerns of bullying and exclusionary behavior. Councilmember Carroll’s management of the Townhall has come under scrutiny. Despite […]

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Opinion: Irvine’s Democratic Process Is Crumbling A Voter Call To Action

For years I have been inspired by Irvine’s General Plan provision calling for the City to inspire “Robust” resident participation in Irvine’s decision-making process. I have enjoyed participating in the decision-making process and have enjoyed interacting with our very cooperative City Staff members who have gone to great lengths to assist me with understanding the […]

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City Council Regular Meeting – March 26, 2024

It’s a packed Agenda for the upcoming Irvine Council Meeting this Tuesday, March 26th. The Council will be going dark in April because the next two planned council meetings fall on Eid and Passover. Here are some of the Notable Agenda Items.    Item 3.5 – 2023 Annual Progress Report for the City of Irvine Housing […]

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Opinion: Responding To Israeli/Palestinian Hate In The Community And In Schools 

I have lived in Irvine for 43 years. I worked as an Orange County Adult Protective Services Social worker for over 25 years responding to and investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of seniors and disabled adults and offering support services to both the victims and the alleged abusers. In my experience, the best results […]

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CicloIRVINE Moving Full Steam Ahead May 4th

On February 27, 2024, the City Council gave final direction to staff on the planning for CicloIRVINE – Irvine’s first open street event, and OrangCounty’s fourth open street event. Council selected the branding “CicloIRVINE: An Open Streets Event” along with Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Cities such as Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Long Beach, Encinitas, […]

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Opinion: Carroll Touts Irvine’s Green Credentials After Years of Opposing Environmental Efforts

Irvine City Councilmember Mike Carroll appears to be taking credit for Irvine’s sound environmental policies despite a history of actively working against them.  Carroll submitted a memo to agendize a vote for the City to pursue Clean California designation to be voted on at this Tuesday’s February 27 City Council meeting. Clean California is a […]

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Woodbury Families’ Requests for Stop Sign at Great Lawn & Hallmark Agendized

At the upcoming City Council meeting on February 27, Councilmember Tammy Kim has formally requested the city to review the installation of stop signs at the intersection of Great Lawn and Hallmark in the village of Woodbury. This request stems from numerous appeals by community members dating back to 2010, for additional traffic control measures […]

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Jeffrey/Alton Parkway Road Intersection Widenings

Under the Consent Calendar on the February 27th City Council meeting, staff is asking City Council to award the construction contract to Sully-Miller Contracting, the lowest bidder to complete a road widening of Jeffrey/Alton. This project was approved by City Council in April 2022 and is funded through NITM (North Irvine Transportation Mitigation) program, a […]

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Federal Investigators Demand Documents Regarding Aborted Live Nation Amphitheater Deal

The City of Irvine is facing a January 11, 2024 deadline to submit to federal investigators “all documents relating to the City’s potential partnership with Live Nation to develop a new venue within the City of Irvine.” The Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) was accompanied by a December 11, 2023, letter to City Attorney Jeffrey Melching […]

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