• April 10, 2020
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City Council

Op-Ed: Building the Great Park… Building A Public Bypass As Well?

According to a January 14, 2020 article from the Orange County Register, Irvine has found a “new Great Park location for a bigger Wild Rivers water park”.  This was the first time anybody had heard about Wild Rivers moving to a new location. Here are the recent details provided by this article: This new site […]

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Highlights from City Council Meeting (1/14/20)

Attendance: Mayor Shea Mayor Pro Tem Mike Carroll Councilmember Melissa Fox Councilmember Farrah Khan Councilmember Anthony Kuo Closed Session There was one reportable action coming out of closed session. Negotiations are continuing to move forward with Wild Rivers at the Great Park. Prices and terms are still being discussed. The City will provide further details […]

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City Council Agenda 1/14/20: Affordable Housing & Flavored Tobacco Products

2020 sees the beginning of a new Council year that will be under the direction of Mayor Christina Shea and Mayor Pro Tem Michael Carroll. The first City Council meeting of 2020 is tomorrow, January 14th at City Hall.  View the meeting agenda HERE.  Below are a few agenda items that may be of interest. […]

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Irvine Faces Personnel Issue

Irvine Watchdog’s post “City Council Agenda Item 1.3 Public Employee Discipline Dismissal Release” has residents wondering to which “public employee” this refers. Please read the letter below and click HERE if you wish to include your name in support. ***** Dear Irvine Councilmembers, On the January 14, 2020 City Council agenda, item 1.3 “PUBLIC EMPLOYEE […]

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City Council Agenda Item 1.3 Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release

A personnel matter has been added to the closed session agenda for the City Council meeting this Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:00pm. City personnel matters are subjects for closed session. Public report of closed session action shall be made by the City Attorney as warranted. But it begs the question, who is this “public […]

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Council Members Approve Bringing Community Choice Energy to Irvine

The Irvine City Council voted unanimously to bring Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Irvine and to create and lead a Joint Power Authority with other Orange County cities. Motion that was passed: Staff to secure the interests of other CCE-JPA partner cities in Orange County and ask staff to return with preliminary joint powers authority formation […]

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Recap: Great Park Board Meeting 12/10/19

The Orange County Great Park Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Two projects were unanimously approved: Pretend City Children’s Museum The Board approved a three-year pre-development agreement with the Children’s Museum. Upon satisfactory completion of the pre-development agreement, the city will enter into a ground lease with Pretend City Children’s museum to […]

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An “Olympic Village” at Great Park?

Like pieces of a puzzle, elements of the western portion of the Great Park are coming together. The Great Park Ice facility is already a venue for Team USA and U.S. Figure Skating.  USA Water Polo headquarters and a multi-pool facility are to be built next door. A sports field house is planned adjacent to […]

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Irvine Is Required to Help Meet The State’s Low Income Housing Needs. What Is Irvine’s Share?

Every 8 years, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) determines the affordable housing needs for the state based on new growth projections and the existing need for housing. The state is divided into regions with each region being assigned a specific number of affordable housing units to construct. Irvine is located in […]

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Irvine City Manager Subject of Lawsuit – Trial Set for 11/22/19

Irvine City Manager, John Russo, is a co-defendant in a lawsuit against the City of Riverside. Mr. Russo is named because he is the former Riverside City Manager and an interested party in the lawsuit. His employment contracts and the circumstances surrounding his termination are issues in the litigation. Causes of action in the upcoming […]

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