• August 8, 2022
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Finance Commission

Synthetic Grass For Soccer Fields at Great Park [Opinion]

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – The City Council approved the mid-cycle budget that includes $275,000 for synthetic grass athletic fields at the Great Park at the recommendation of the Finance Commission. Unfortunately, there was no discussion of the many negative ramifications of installing synthetic grass previous to the approval of the budget item. However, City […]

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Mid-Cycle Budget Shows $17.1 Million Year End Surplus

Irvine’s mid-cycle budget is coming up for review to the Finance Commission tonight. Notable is the exclusion of mention of the one time $56 million in COVID funds that was given to Irvine and has yet to be spent or distributed. Here are some of the highlights of the mid-cycle budget review (item 3). Projected […]

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Irvine Finance Commission Finalizes Pandemic Relief Funds Proposal

On September 27, 2021, Irvine’s Finance Commission held a second meeting to discuss their proposed spending plan for the $56 million dollars Irvine will receive in Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds intended to be spent on those in Irvine most negatively impacted by the pandemic. The first meeting took place on September 20, however, […]

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Orange County Justice Fund: How Irvine and Other Orange County Cities Can Use American Rescue Plan Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Protect the Most Vulnerable and Those Impacted by the Pandemic

Letter from the Orange County Justice Fund: September 27, 2021 How Irvine and Other Orange County Cities Can Use American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Protect the Most Vulnerable and Those Impacted by the Pandemic The City of Irvine will receive $56,433,217 million from the federal American Rescue Plan. The stated objectives […]

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Irvine Prepares to Spend $56 Million in Relief Funds; Seeks Public Input on How to Spend It

On September 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM, the City of Irvine Finance Commission will discuss their proposed spending plan, allowing for public comment on how to spend $56,433,217 in COVID-19 relief funds. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. Approximately $45.6 billion of those relief funds […]

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Finance Commission: FY 2021-23 Budget Presentations

The Finance Commission met on Monday, April 5th, 2021, and discussed the following agenda items: Attendees: Faruk Bhagani (Appointed by Farrah Khan) Mike Genest (Appointed by Mike Carroll) Lauren Johnson-Norris (Appointed by Larry Agran) John Park (Appointed by Anthony Kuo) Magi Yang (Appointed by Tammy Kim) Minutes  Acceptance of Minutes. Motion by Bhagani, seconded by […]

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Finance Commissioners Pass Body Cameras for IPD and Second Quarter Budget at March 1st Meeting

The Finance Commission met on Monday, March 1st, 2021, and discussed the following agenda items: Attendees: Faruk Bhagani (Appointed by Farrah Khan) Mike Genest (Appointed by Mike Carroll) Lauren Johnson-Norris (Appointed by Larry Agran) John Park (Appointed by Anthony Kuo) Magi Yang (Appointed by Tammy Kim)   Body-Worn Cameras and Mobile Video System for Irvine […]

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2021 Contact List & Reference Guide

Get involved in our city’s decision-making process Irvine’s decision-making process begins with the City Commissions and most often ends with final decisions being made by the City Council or Orange County Great Park Board of Directors (Great Park Board). Final decisions for development projects are also made by the Planning Commission, not necessarily the City […]

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Finance Commissioners Ask Great Questions Regarding Budget Projections and Television Production Studio

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and discussed the following agenda items: Attendees: Faruk Bhagani (Appointed by Farrah Khan) Mike Genest (Appointed by Mike Carroll) Lauren Johnson-Norris (Appointed by Larry Agran) John Park (Appointed by Anthony Kuo) Magi Yang (Appointed by Tammy Kim) SELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR Selection of Chair: […]

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Our City’s Budget? City Also Seeks Budget Adjustment For Television Studio

The Finance Commission is meeting today, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:30pm, and will be reviewing our city’s fiscal year 2021-23 two-year budget and fiscal year 2021-26 five-year plan. The Commission will also decide on a budget adjustment request for the construction of a dedicated production studio in the Public Information Office at City Hall. […]

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