• October 29, 2020
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Finance Commission

Preview of the Finance Commission Meeting Of October 19, 2020

Overview Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the City has a surplus of over $3 million for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The Commission is asked to recommend putting that money into Contingency Reserve to pay for an expected shortfall next year. The Commission is also asked to recommend assigning a police officer to a violence prevention program for […]

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Irvine Finance Commission Recommends New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stalls at Civic Center

Finance Commission Recommends New EV Stalls at Civic Center At the August 3, 2020 Finance Commission meeting, the commissioners voted 5-0 to support staff’s recommendation regarding new electric vehicle (EV) charging stalls in Irvine. More exactly, the Finance Commission recommends that the city council approve construction at the Irvine Civic Center of eight Level 2 […]

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Finance Commission Looks at the City Budget Pre-COVID-19

Finance Commission Meeting Monday, April 6th at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Watch LiveStream via WebEx click here Two Important Agenda Items Below: Fiscal Year 2019-20 Second Quarter Budget Update (The City’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30) The FY 2019-20 Second Quarter Budget Update captures financial activity from the first two quarters (July -December […]

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OC Great Park & City Council Meetings Proceed With Restrictions

During these times of social distancing you have the opportunity to participate in the City’s decision making process from the comfort of your own home Tuesday, March 24th Orange County Great Park Board (OCGPB) Meeting – 2pm City Council Meeting – 4pm City business continues but with social distancing. Due to the coronavirus, the public […]

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Understanding the Great Park Decision-Making Process: Conversations With Anthony Kuo and John Russo

Photo taken by David Kline For some time now, I have been following Irvine’s decision-making process with regards to city development projects and business matters. Here is how the process works for everything in Irvine, minus the Great Park developments: City staff members study and analyze agenda items and compile their results in a Staff […]

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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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Finance Commission Hears Economic Development Update

  Economic Development Manager Kaitlyn Nguyen, provided her first update on the City’s economic development efforts during the November 18, 2019 Finance Commission meeting. The new position was created by City Manager Russo last year to help oversee City economic development efforts.  Two items of note from the report: Business Attraction The city is looking […]

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Packed Agenda Awaits Finance Commissioners

A long list of items awaits the Finance Commission when it meets this Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chamber. The City’s budget process operates on fiscal years that start July 1 and end on June 30.   Particularly noteworthy agenda items are below.  Click here for the Finance Commission […]

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Op-Ed: Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce Sets Transparency Example for City

On January 22nd and September 24th, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce gave several informative presentations to the City Council on how economic opportunities and growth have been enhanced by this partnership. Our residents expect this level of organizational transparency from our City as well.   When the new City Manager came onboard just over […]

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Finance Commission Recommends a Joint Option for Energy Choice in Irvine

“Community Choice Energy (CCE) [also know as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)] programs serve as an alternative to the traditional Investor Owned Utility power procurement process, allowing local governments to purchase electricity and sell it to consumers at competitive rates. CCE programs have successfully lowered electricity rates to their business, residential, and municipal customers, and generally […]

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