• May 12, 2021
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City Hall

5/7/19 Transportation Commission Highlights and 5/16/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Four plus Star Vacation Luxury Destination Getaway Is Coming To Irvine’s IBC The Transportation Commission and Planning Commission approved the Banc Hotel and office tower to be located in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC). The mixed-use hotel and office project is on Teller Avenue and fronts Jamboree Road. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped. […]

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The Key To Effective Cooperation: Trust But Verify

On May 14, 2019, the Irvine city council appointed Mike Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem Kuo’s former planning commissioner, to fill a vacancy on the Irvine city council. Don Wagner’s departure from the the city council to become the Orange County third district supervisor created the vacancy. If you are not already familiar with the machinations […]

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Irvine City Council Seat filled by Mike Carroll

On Tuesday, May 14, our City Council interviewed twelve candidates during a special City Council meeting which began at noon. Then the regularly scheduled City Council meeting began at 4pm and included Agenda Item 5.2 “Review of Applicants, Determination of Selection of Candidates, and Appointment for City Council Vacancy.” After several rounds of voting, Michael […]

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Interviewing the Applicants – Who Chose Who?

At its April 23, 2019 City Council meeting, the City Council approved the following process for identifying an individual for appointment to the existing City Council vacancy (by a vote of 3-1, Councilmember Fox opposed): Following the application submission deadline, each Councilmember will choose up to four applicants to interview. The order of interviews will […]

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UCI: Building Connections for a Sustainable Future. What’s Stopping Us? [Video]

“Politics has a special type of authority and intuitively, genetically, has a commitment to the public good. So don’t give up on the possibilities of American politics.” “[Politicians] all talk as if they can sort of do it on their own, but they can’t. So what’s stopping them?” “So the question is how do we […]

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Questions for Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants

On May 14th during a special City Council meeting, 16 city council vacancy applicants will have 15 minutes to make a public comment and be interviewed by the 4 City Council members. The meeting will be open to the public where members of the public will be able to present public comments. The City Council […]

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4/23/19 Great Park Board Meeting – New Board Chair and Bee & Bosque Opening

Directors present: Christina Shea Melissa Fox Farrah Khan Anthony Kuo One of our resident’s discussing the Great Park and the planning process: Newly Elected Chair of Great Park Board Director Farrah Khan was unanimously elected Chairwoman of the Great Park Corporation Board. The Great Park Board meets before the City Council meeting on the fourth Tuesday […]

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4/23/19 City Council Meeting Highlights – Procedures for Appointment

Present: Mayor Christina Shea Melissa Fox Farrah Khan Anthony Kuo Filling Vacant City Council Seat City Clerk, Molly McLaughlin Perry presented the various process options for filling the vacant city council seat. The selection process, for the most part, will take place in public at the May 14, 2019 city council meeting. Irvine residents have […]

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Finance Commission Wraps Up Budget Deliberations

Finance Commissioners: D. Cheema, T. Fournier, R. Sievers, J. Shute, R. Stein On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Finance Commission unanimously approved the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-21 budget.  It will now go before the City Council in May for discussion and adoption.  Two recommended actions approved (5-0) by the Finance Commission: The Great Park Balloon – […]

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At-Large Citizens on Great Park Board?

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