• April 18, 2021
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City Council

Voice of OC – Could Grocery Workers in Irvine Get Hero Pay?

This Tuesday our City Council will consider adopting an ordinance establishing premium pay for grocery workers (Agenda Item 5.4). According to Noah Biesiada from his Voice of OC article Could Grocery Workers in Irvine Get Hero Pay?: “If approved, all grocery outlets in the city with over 85,000 square feet would be required to give […]

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$56 Million in Reserves As Budget Planning Begins

Updated on February 7, 2021 Our city’s two-year budget planning process has begun with $56 million in our contingency reserve for unanticipated expenditures. There were different schools of thought from our City Council on what to do with these funds during the pandemic. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in future community budget neighborhood […]

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Voice of OC — Irvine Residents Raise Alarm Over Dangerous Emissions in Million Dollar Neighborhood

According to the Voice of OC, “the city of Irvine, widely advertised as the safest city in America, has a problem with chemical emissions in its own backyard according to a new study conducted by UC Irvine scientists.” The article by Noah Biesiada provides alarming new data and informative graphics. Read Voice of OC article: […]

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Opinion: We Need Leadership, Not a Blame Game

As she tries to lay blame on others and shirks the duties and responsibilities of the mayorship and city council, Mayor Farrah Khan continues to deny Irvine residents the right to a fair, open, and transparent discussion regarding the All American Asphalt (AAA) plant and its adverse impact on the community. Instead of taking the […]

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Opinion: The Good, Bad, and Ugly from the Jan 26th City Council Meeting

It seems our City Council is a 4-1 majority with Councilmember Larry Agran alone in bold advocacy for public health, local COVID-19 relief efforts, and moving forw ard with plans for the Veterans Cemetery. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from last Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Good – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion […]

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Keeping the Public In The Dark on ARDA

What’s Happening on the ARDA Site On the Consent Calendar for both the OC Great Park Board (Item 2.2.) and City Council (Item 2.4) meetings is a motion to direct the City Manager to enter into a license agreement allowing indefinite use of land on the ARDA site, despite its current designation as the location […]

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Will Irvine Have Its Own Vaccination Program

Tuesday’s Irvine City Council Meeting agenda item 4.1 is a COVID-19 Situational Update and the recommended action is to authorize the Interim City Manager  Marianna Marysheva to execute a License Agreement with the County of Orange to facilitate a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Orange County Great Park. Irvine’s Emergency Services Program is following the […]

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How Can the City Enhance Public Participation With COVID-19 Restrictions In Place?

At the upcoming January 12, 2021 City Council meeting, Agenda Item 4.2 will be a discussion of public participation options for Irvine City Council and Commission meetings since in-person attendance is not recommended due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The meeting commencing at 4:00pm can be watched on ICTV channel 30, AT&T U-Verse channel […]

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Letter Response to Opinion by Katherine Daigle

Letter submitted by Kevin Trussell, Community Services Commissioner for Councilmember Mike Carroll. Dear Irvine Watchdog, The letter you published from Katherine Daigle regarding Mike Carroll’s communication program crossed the line of what could be considered opinion into the realm of complete defamation and fabrication. Ms. Daigle, who has been little more than an election spoiler […]

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Orange County Power Authority Board To Hold Inaugural Meeting

Irvine will be holding its first Orange County Power Authority (“OCPA” or “Authority”) Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 10 A.M. Here is the meeting agenda. OCPA board members will be sworn in during the meeting, including Irvine representatives Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. Huntington Beach Councilmember Mike Posey, Buena Park Councilwoman […]

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