• May 16, 2021

City Hall

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 – Irvine Community Land Trust

The Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) 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 […]

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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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Mayor can’t run a meeting, how can he run a city?


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Councilman Lalloway on transparency to the public


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Watch Irvine City Attorney dodge questions about his work

The city attorney wrote an “impartial” analysis of the Mayor’s ballot measure. But somehow he can’t answer any questions about it.

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How to get public documents for Irvine campaign finance

It’s not always easy to get information about what goes on in City Hall. But there are ways if you dig deep. Here’s how you can get public disclosures on campaign finance. We’ll use our search for backers of Measures C and D.  This link shows you who is the filer of the measure, who […]

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Does city council need bullet proof glass?

City council approves $4 MILLION of Council Chamber upgrades including a dais encased in bullet proof glass.  They only care about their safety, not the residents sitting in the chamber.  Maybe consider a metal detector?   1) Approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $3,852,000 from the Public, Educational and Government Access (PEG) fund […]

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Corruption at City Hall?

How do you feel about our elected City Council members and city council candidates receiving a majority of donations from the development community while NOT recusing themselves from voting on those development projects? SIX of NINE contributions are from the Strader family for Melissa Fox’s campaign (Patrick Strader is the lobbyist for FivePoint/Starpointe Ventures). Seven […]

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