• February 20, 2019
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City Hall

Op-ed: Do elected city leaders really care about Irvine?

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1/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Shea, Fox, Khan, and Kuo. Mayor Wagner announced that the city has been working on his top priority project of improving traffic safety and awareness with regards to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic Irvine has developed a program of creating safer streets and crosswalks around schools and throughout […]

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1/7/19 – Finance Commission Meeting Report

Finance Commission kicks off budget season & reorganizes Present: Dale Cheema (Khan), Jim Schute (Shea), Russel Stein (Wagner) Absent: Tanja Fournier (Kuo), Roger Sievers (Fox) Finance Commission Purpose /Power Give advice to the City Council regarding the funding of activities and programs; review actual vs. planned revenue and expenditure levels to help ensure efficiency. This […]

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Melissa Fox Town Hall Meeting

Melissa Fox will hold a Town Hall Meeting. When: Saturday, January 26th at 2pm. Where: Woodbury Community Park inside the multipurpose room. Why: The main topic for the meeting will be traffic and traffic safety; however residents may speak to Melissa about any of their concerns. Melissa reports that some of her commissioners will be available to answer […]

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Irvine City Council Ethics Being Tested

Ethical Public Service Ordinance Being Tested Council member Shea recently revealed that last year one of her colleagues on the 2018 City Council provided lobbying services to another agency in the County on behalf of AECOM. AECOM is a big City contractor with hundreds of thousands of dollars in City awarded contracts. At minimum, these lobbying […]

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Introducing Irvine’s New Commissioners

The recent election of two new Council members, Anthony Kuo and Farrah Khan, bring an additional twenty new members to Irvine City governance. How? Back in August, we covered the fact that each Council member gets to appoint ten commissioners. Here is a list of the newly appointed commissioners. Farrah Khan’s Appointees Planning Commission: Steve […]

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Congratulations to Branda Lin!

Congratulations to former Irvine Watchdog member Branda Lin. She has been appointed by newly elected Council member Farrah Khan to the Community Services Commission. With her skills, diligence and ethics, we believe she will be a great addition. Her swearing in ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 16th at 4:30pm. It will occur in […]

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12/06/18 – PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were:  Greg Smith (Shea), Dustin Nirschl (Fox), John Doung (Lalloway), Anthony Kuo (Wagner), and Patty Bartlett (Schott). Enhanced transparency and public participation with regards to development projects has arrived to Irvine The City of Irvine website now has an interactive map highlighting development projects across the city. Staff Report: The interactive development map is […]

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12/04/18 – TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Ken Montgomery (Fox), Sandy Moody (Schott),Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Steve Greenberg (Shea) and Rose Casey (Lalloway). Sandy Moody reported her displeasure with the Veterans’ Cemetery 11/20/18 agenda item discussion Moody stated that the agenda item asked for input, not for a site approval vote. Moody said that she could not understand why Montgomery and […]

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11/27/18 – CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Lalloway, Fox, Shea and Schott. New bridge and overpass for the Jeffrey Open Space Trail near the 5 freeway Walking on the sidewalk and riding bikes in bicycle lanes on Jeffrey near the 5 freeway has been hazardous for both pedestrians and bikers.  The bridge will address the […]

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