• July 20, 2019
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City Council

Our Next Mayor Off to a Great Start – Loophole Closed!

“It’s double dipping to me… it should either be additive or density bonus” — not both. – Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea brought a motion to close the loophole that enabled developers to “double dip” on additive and density bonus incentives. Councilmember Farrah Khan seconded […]

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Big Agenda Items for 3/26 City Council Meeting

The following describes what is on the agenda for tomorrow’s March 26th City Council meeting. Please consider attending to bid farewell to Mayor Wagner who has served our city since 2016. Regular Meeting Agenda Items (4PM): The “boarding house” enforcement ordinance (AGENDA ITEM 3.11) is back before the Council for a 2nd reading. Will we see the […]

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3/12/19 City Council Meeting Highlights

By Susan Sayre Present were: Mayor, Donald Wagner Council Member Melissa Fox Council Member Farrah Khan, Council Member Anthony Kuo Council Member Christina Shea Highlights of a City Council Meeting Filled with Heartrending Agenda Items: City response to fire, flood, and wind disasters Addressing boarding houses that clutter Irvine streets with trash and cars and […]

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Public Hearing on Boarding Houses & Short Term Rentals

The City Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow Tuesday, March 12th beginning at 4 pm in the City Council Chamber to receive public input on boarding houses and short term rentals. The City has received a growing number of complaints and concerns from residents and staff has encountered challenges in its efforts to effectively […]

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Transparency & Accountability Still An Issue in City Council

Transparency and Accountability still remain a major issue with the city and the Irvine Land Trust. The Land Trust was created to operate on the city’s behalf using city land and city money and as such, the city holds the majority interest in the Land Trust. It was established by the city council in 2006 and has received $35M to date of public cash and land from […]

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2/12/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Christina Shea and Melissa Fox. Barclay Theatre to enlarge program to make room for community and UCI shows and performances Irvine Barclay Theatre, a non-profit that receives city funding, presented a report for the purpose of transparency.  Report by Jerry Mandel, Barclay Theatre President: […]

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1/22/19 City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council members Shea, Fox, Khan and Kuo. Presentation by Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce regarding their programs, services, funding and what they contribute to the Irvine Community The mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce is the economic advancement of, and generating money for, Greater Irvine.  The Chambers’ programs […]

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Please Note: New Agenda Item 3.1 (Dealing with the Order of Succession for Mayor) for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Please take note. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a last-minute agenda item 3.1, that proposes to amend certain parts of the Irvine Municipal Code should the office of a City Councilmember become vacant and also in terms of the Order of Succession for Mayor. Mayor Wagner is running in a special March 12th election to […]

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1/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Shea, Fox, Khan, and Kuo. Mayor Wagner announced that the city has been working on his top priority project of improving traffic safety and awareness with regards to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic Irvine has developed a program of creating safer streets and crosswalks around schools and throughout […]

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11/27/18 – CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Lalloway, Fox, Shea and Schott. New bridge and overpass for the Jeffrey Open Space Trail near the 5 freeway Walking on the sidewalk and riding bikes in bicycle lanes on Jeffrey near the 5 freeway has been hazardous for both pedestrians and bikers.  The bridge will address the […]

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