• January 19, 2020
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City Hall

City Manager Hiring Transparency

The position of City Manager cannot and should not be taken lightly.  It is a position of vital importance in any city.  While this is an appointed position, would it be appropriate to hold a public debate style interview of the final candidates to alleviate any concerns with the potential choice?  Would be a great […]

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Where is all the Money Going?

Even City Staff – Finance Commission – wants to know!!

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Big City Council Meeting Next Week

As we begin the month of July, the Irvine City Council is busy with several things. They are apprising citizens on the long overdue General Plan update, dismantling the Irvine Community Land Trust and hiring a new city manager after 13 years with Sean Joyce at the helm.  The Council faces many challenges, including managing […]

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Council Members Can Lie on the Dais? An Expose.

  Is there a Truth Double Standard from the Council Dais? At the last Council meeting on the 26th of June, the Mayor opened the meeting with the National Anthem and invocation as normal which is followed by announcements. Typically, this is when Council member Schott showcases her work with the Barclay Theater or other […]

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To Melissa Fox and Christina Shea: There IS a Conflict of Interest

Below is a prepared speech by Robin Gurien that was to be delivered to the City Council on June 26th. Although she was unable to give the speech due to an issue with the public comments request, the Council clerk was kind enough to accept an email of it and distributed it to the Councilmembers. […]

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The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust nor with the city council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the land trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules between […]

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6/7/18 Planning Commission Agenda Item Notes

Agenda Item relating to Irvine’s General Plan Update The Goal and Mission of Irvine’s General Plan is to establish goals, priorities, policies and procedures for Irvine Development. Last General Plan was created in 1999.  The General Plan is supposed to be updated every 10 years, and Irvine is almost 20 years behind in updating the […]

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Irvine’s General Plan Update Depends on YOU

Irvine’s General Plan update is 20 years behind schedule.  This should come at no surprise given that there are no apparent consequences of approving development projects that are inconsistent with the General Plan Provisions.  The General Plan is the citizens “blueprint” for development; the guide to achieving our vision for the City. As Commissioner Smith stated […]

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IRVINE’S BATTLE FOR TRANSPARENCY

The Irvine Community Land Trust (CLT) recently approved sweeping changes to its corporation bylaws, drastically changing how they will operate- including no longer following the legal requirements of the Brown Act. The purpose of the Brown Act is to avoid secrecy in government.  Our Irvine Community Land Trust was established by the City of Irvine in 2006 […]

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City of Irvine Finance Commission – 21 May 2018

The City of Irvine Finance Commission held its regular meeting this week. Four of the fivecommissioners were in attendance. The two primary agenda items were the final designcontract for the Jamboree Pedestrian Bridge and the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.The commission voted 4-0 to recommend the City Council approve and authorize a professionalservices engineering contract with […]

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