• April 23, 2019
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Development

Quid Pro Kuo

One of the many perks of being on a current council or commission when running for office is you can use the position for political advantage. Consider a recent video of Anthony Kuo taking credit for blocking an 800 unit apartment complex. Let’s examine the facts. The residents surrounding this possible buildout are the ones […]

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FivePoint Seeks Approval of New Great Park Tract Map

Some Background Building on City Council’s approval in January 2016 of subdivision map 17940,* FivePoint is currently asking for approval of a new subdivision map for part of this area. This is known as subdivision map 18165. City approval of 18165 would give FivePoint certain development entitlements in a portion of the Great Park. Project […]

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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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8/2/2018 Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights More light poles to be installed throughout city for installation of small cell wireless technology in order to boost internet service in Irvine. Affordable housing for seniors in Great Park Neighborhoods designed at minimum required standards. (Susan’s comments: After the commission meeting, Patrick Strader, from Starpoint Ventures real estate developers, personally told me that […]

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Irvine Planning Commission Meeting to discuss Veteran’s Cemetery and Alternative Site Analysis

Resident Alert Please attend the Planning Commission Meeting tonight at City Hall. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm. The Planning Commission will be discussing all the latest developments in identifying potential sites in Irvine for the  Veterans Cemetery.    

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16 year RSJ Resident Speaks Out about Council’s ACCOUNTABILITY to Residents!

“The rezoning in this area has been some of the most significant in Orange County and our current infrastructure can’t support the current development that this area has sustained.” “All Irvine constituents of ALL POLITICAL PERSUASIONS identify overgrowth and traffic as one of their primary concerns in Irvine!” “Act in BEST INTERESTS OF CONSTITUENTS!!”

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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 Watchdog co-founder interviewed on Voice of OC

Listen to Voice of OC interview our own Karen Jaffe. Here’s a summary of the interview from podomatic.com: Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and recent activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in […]

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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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Sterling Dental Plaza Update – Transportation Commission Hearing Scheduled for July 17th

Reprinted from an email: A City of Irvine Transportation Commission meeting has been scheduled for July 17, 2018  at 5:30 p.m. for review of the Traffic Study associated with the proposed 46,800 square foot medical office building at 2 Osborn in Woodbridge (Planning Area 15).  This meeting will be held in the Conference and Training […]

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