• January 19, 2020
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Weekend Rainstorm Brings With It The Irvine Sunshine Ordinance Rollout

It may have rained this weekend, but the City Council wants to bring us a proposed Sunshine Ordinance that will be heard during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd. The purpose of a Sunshine Ordinance is to promote transparency and resident participation in city government. Irvine Watchdog is thankful the city council is listening to its residents. We’ve said it all […]

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Thank You, Thank You!

We hope you enjoyed our first ever Irvine Watchdog Irvine City Council Candidate Forum – by residents, for residents. For those who missed it, you can watch the forum here: Now, to the many thanks… To everybody who submitted questions, thank you! The candidates were asked questions that were submitted by you via our survey, […]

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10/2/18 – Transportation Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights: Irvine’s senior population is rapidly growing and there is a shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine to provide for the care needs of Irvine seniors. West Bay Senior Living addresses the shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine by presenting a plan to construct a large congregate care facility for independent living, assisted […]

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9/17/18 Irvine Finance Commission Meeting Notes–Business Donation, FEMA Grant, Fiscal Reports

Business Donation, FEMA Grant, Fiscal Reports At the 9-17-2018 Finance Commission meeting, the commissioners recommended the City Council accept a donation to Irvine’s Department of Public Safety from an Irvine-based company as well as accept a Local Hazard Mitigation Planning grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). In addition, the City Treasurer gave a fiscal-year-end […]

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8/27/18 – Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Notes – Part III, Strategic Energy Plan and CCE

Irvine Strategic Energy Plan and Community Choice Energy The Green Ribbon Committee discussed three topics at their 8-27-2018 meeting. These three topics were Urban Forestry in Irvine, Green Ribbon Committee work plan and reorganization, and the selection of professional service companies to provide recommendations for an updated Irvine strategic energy plan and a Community Choice […]

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Call for Questions

Irvine Watchdog is hosting a candidate forum at Irvine High School on September 30th, 2018. (Read details here). Residents are invited to submit questions for candidates. (9/20/18 Update. Question submission is closed)   Submit questions to candidates We want to make sure the questions asked reflect the voters’ interests. You may submit a question you […]

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING NOTES – SEPTEMBER 6 – ORCHARD HILLS AND IBC

9/6/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES By Susan Sayre Highlights: Veteran’s Cemetery site staff reports were requested by this 9/6/18 meeting, but the reports are delayed because the studies require more time to complete. The studies will be presented to the commission as soon as “feasible”. What ….no public parks in IBC developments? Irvine Parkland Requirement for […]

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Irvine: Transparency, Accountability, Honesty

Dear Irvine residents,     Hope to see you on Sunday, September 30th for the Irvine City Council Candidates Debate. There are 2 open seats, and 12 candidates running. Given that most recent council decisions on important issues have been decided 3-2, this is a critical election cycle. Please join us for what will prove to be […]

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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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8/28/18 – Irvine City Council Meeting Notes

Highlights The City Council meeting was a mini candidate forum: City Council Candidate Anthony Kuo (Planning Commissioner) made two public comments, City Council Candidate Carrie O’Mally (Transportation Commissioner) made one public comment, and Mayoral Candidate, Ed Pope, made one public comment supporting concerns of Irvine residents. City Council supports employee rights: Lalloway asked that he […]

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