• October 31, 2020
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City Hall

Improving Irvine’s Traffic Circulation

Agenda Item 1: Project Report for the Culver Drive and Alton Parkway Intersection Improvement Project With the goal of reducing traffic congestion and improving the circulation at the Culver Drive and Alton Parkway intersection the following improvements are proposed: On Culver add a northbound through lane. On Culver convert the right lane into a regular […]

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Irvine Train Station: One-Mile Radius Access Improvement Project

Serving over a million commuters annually, the Irvine Train Station is the busiest train station in Orange County. The Irvine Station currently serves as a loading and off-loading location for Amtrak and Metrolink passenger rail riders. In addition, the Irvine Station is a hub for  Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) rail-feeder bus services as well […]

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City Council Agenda – Packed & Controversial

Tonight’s Council Meeting Notables:  Last Meeting for City Manager John Russo Appointment of Interim City Manager Mariana Marysheva (Agenda Item 4.1) Public Participation Changes for City Council and Commission Meetings (Agenda Item 4.3) Resolution Opposing Proposition 15 (Agenda Item 4.4)   Public Hearing Agenda Items: Agenda Item 3.1: Zoning Ordinance Update Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units […]

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Opinion: Highly Paid Irvine Staff Continue to Fumble and Delay Key Climate Program

Revelations come before Tuesday vote on hiring new interim city manager September 7, 2020 — On Friday, as Irvine residents sweltered in record high temperatures driven by climate change, doubts emerged over whether the city will again delay Community Choice Energy (CCE), a program that would bring Irvine residents clean energy, savings on electricity and an alternative […]

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Opinion: Irvine City Council To Consider Resolution To Oppose Proposition 15

  Mayor Shea and Councilmember Kuo Request that the City of Irvine Adopt a Resolution to Oppose Proposition 15: Split Role Property Tax Initiative (Agenda Item 4.4) Ballot Initiative 15 is a state level Constitutional Amendment and is a citizen’s initiative. The resolution request from Mayor Christina Shea and Councilmember Anthony Kuo provides little information […]

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Workshop and Two Public Hearings on Tonight’s Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meetings have been closed to in person public attendance for five months. Like the City Council and Great Park Board meetings, the Planning Commission meetings could be available for viewing via public television and live webcast with minimal cost. The City Council would simply have to approve this transparency measure. These meetings […]

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Transportation Commission: Signal Synchronization and Oak Creek Rideshare

Agenda Item 3: Plans, specifications, and contract documents for Culver Drive/Bonita Canyon Drive Signal Synchronization Program Project The City of Irvine has a partnership project with the City of Newport Beach and Cal Trans to synchronize traffic signals along Culver Drive and Bonita Canyon Drive which will serve to improve the traffic flow along this […]

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Opinion: We Have The Right To Speak And To Be Heard

Let Irvine Become Known For Enhancing The Public’s Right To Be Heard On Tuesday, August 11th Irvine City Council will be discussing public participation in its meetings during social distancing (Agenda Item 5.5). To participate in our city’s decision making process, Irvine residents need to communicate not only with the decision makers and entities that […]

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$5 Million From Small Business Relief Program Awards 511 Businesses

As part of the COVID-19 response, the City received $5 million dollars from the County through the federally approved CARES Act to administer a small business relief program. The City was able to award 511 Irvine small businesses grants of up to $10,000 each. The program launched on June 3rd and is now closed. The […]

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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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