• November 20, 2019
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City Council

4/23/19 City Council Meeting Highlights – Procedures for Appointment

Present: Mayor Christina Shea Melissa Fox Farrah Khan Anthony Kuo Filling Vacant City Council Seat City Clerk, Molly McLaughlin Perry presented the various process options for filling the vacant city council seat. The selection process, for the most part, will take place in public at the May 14, 2019 city council meeting. Irvine residents have […]

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4/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Christina Shea, and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, and Melissa Fox, the 4th city council seat is vacant. Irvine has a new contract agreement with Orange County Fire Authority with enhanced benefits. City Manager Russo reported that Irvine withdrew from their contract with OCFA because Irvine was paying rates higher than […]

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Swearing-In of New Mayor on April 9, 2019 and Open Council Seat

On January 22, 2019, Councilmember Anthony Kuo added an agenda item to amend the City’s municipal code to ensure that a vacant mayoral seat would automatically be filled with the sitting mayor pro tem. The amendment passed 5-0. As a result, on April 3, 2019, Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea will become Irvine’s next Mayor […]

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3/26 City Council Meeting: Additional 1,056 Homes in Great Park Approved

Present: Mayor Wagner Councilmember Shea Councilmember Fox Councilmember Khan Councilmember Kuo 1,056 More Homes Approved for the Great Park Neighborhoods The Council approved (4-1 with Mayor Pro Tem Shea opposed) another 1,056 market rate homes for FivePoint based on a request they made to the City back in April of 2018. FivePoint recognized a policy […]

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Great Park Board Meeting – State Veterans Cemetery & Natural History Museum

Directors Present: Mayor Wagner Councilmember Shea Councilmember Fox Councilmember Khan Councilmember Kuo Does anybody know what the plans are for the Great Park? Do you feel there’s a lack of community involvement? Jeanne Baran talks about the lack of transparency in the planning & design of the Great Park: At the 3/26 Great Park Board […]

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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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