• September 28, 2020
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City Council

Opinion: Irvine Seeks Partner Cities As It Takes Another Step Toward Community Choice Energy 

Outpouring of public support and SoCal Edison rate increase urge Council forward With a unanimous vote on July 14, the Irvine City Council took another step toward bringing Community Choice Energy (CCE) to Orange County.  CCE is prized by many as a municipality’s quickest path to 100% clean energy, enabling local officials to choose cleaner […]

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Irvine Repeals Anti-LGBTQ+ City Code: Video and links

As the Voice of OC’s Noah Biesiada reported this morning, Council unanimously repealed a portion of the municipal code that bans the City of Irvine from recognizing sexual orientation as a fundamental human right. The motion passed, despite questions from the City Attorney over whether they had the authority to make the move. How did […]

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Opinion: Delays Threaten Key Irvine Climate/Energy Initiative

Irvine residents deserve an explanation for continued delays to Community Choice Energy (CCE), a program that promises to bring cleaner energy, consumer savings, an alternative to monopoly SoCal Edison, and a host of other benefits to the city and its residents. These delays cannot be blamed on COVID-19 or recent protests. City staff has a […]

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Opinion: Irvine Must Restore LGBTQ Human Rights Protection To Irvine’s Municipal Code

City Council Meeting – 4pm Agenda Click to Submit an e-Comment Watch Livestream Agenda Item 4.4: Council members Farrah Khan and Melissa Fox request discussion of the repeal and removal of Municipal Code Section 3-5-501-503, which bans the City of Irvine from recognizing sexual orientation as a fundamental human right. In 1988, the Irvine City […]

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Planning Commission Decision Being Appealed By Neighboring Business Owners

A decision of the Planning Commission is being appealed by a property owner located next to the proposed project and a group called Supporters’ Alliance for Environmental Responsibility. The appeal will be heard before the City Council on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The City Council can affirm, deny, modify, or send it back to the […]

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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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