• October 27, 2021
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Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

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Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

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Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

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Irvine City Public Records Retrieval

Have you ever wanted to browse public records?  Many people know you can get information from the various city websites. But sometimes you may want some older records or something that you can’t find. The solution then is to issue a public records request, but that can be time consuming. Luckily, there’s an easier way […]

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5-Point Asks for Increase in Great Park General Plan Intensity Caps

Developer requests 1,056 additive housing units. Bringing total entitlements to 10,556 units in the Great Park. From 7/19 Planning Commission agenda Staff report READ –   A request by the developer “Heritage Fields” (aka 5 Point) to build housing above and beyond our General Plan: “… the applicant submitted a letter dated April 10, 2018 … […]

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More Residents Speak Out

Over three hours of testimony to Council like this Irvine resident above, who is asking the right questions. “Why do we have to bring this motion [Lalloway] forward again when the voters have already spoken?” “Mayor Don Wagner and Councilwoman Christina Shea – my donations that were thanking you all for your time, are not […]

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Wanted! Irvine Mayor!

  *YEAR    MAYOR 1988       AGRAN 1990       SHERIDAN 1992       WARD 1994       WARD 1996       SHEA 1998       SHEA  2000       AGRAN 2002       AGRAN 2004       KROM 2006       KROM  2008       KANG 2010       KANG 2012       CHOI […]

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Continued Disrespect for the Brown Act and Public Transparency

On July 10th, there was a hotly contested City Council meeting to discuss the much publicized motion by Councilman Lalloway regarding the use of the ARDA site for the veterans cemetery given the resounding defeat of Measure B by the vast majority of Irvine residents.  In another display of complete disrespect by our Council, Mayor […]

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7/10/18 Irvine City Council Meeting Notes

Announcements: Wagner announced that there will be no bullet proof glass wall. (Read more here) Approval of hiring John Russo as City Manager: Public comments:  complained about ethics lawsuits against Riverside that are related to John Russo’s contract as Riverside City manager and related to his firing as Riverside City Manager.  Public comments requested putting […]

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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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