• August 21, 2018
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Editorial

The IBC Vision: No Longer 20/20

In 2010, a previous city council had the vision for a vibrant, mixed-use urban core called the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) to offset the villages and Great Park neighborhoods. One aspect of that vision has been executed upon with great success – the approval and building out of all IBC residential units. But after 8 years, […]

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The Anonymous Attacks Have Begun

Anybody receive an email with this?   This is dirty campaigning at its best and the race for mayor has just begun! For years now our city has been inundated with unethical campaigning often funded by dark/developer money through political action committees (PACs).  This is a problem.  I am not for or against Ed Pope, […]

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Message to Irvine Candidates!

Calling For Courageous Candidates   Irvine residents are calling for courageous City Council and Mayoral candidates who are willing to speak out against excessive development and excessive traffic in Irvine. We want you to vow to support Irvine residents and protect our villages. We want you to vow to support affordable and low income housing […]

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Veteran’s Hoovervilles v. Sanctuary Cities

In California, we have long been compassionate with the predicament surrounding illegal immigrants. We have always welcomed those that have bypassed the “system” for those looking to live the American dream, despite the fact that laws have been broken by entering the country without permission. On the surface, it appears that we go out of […]

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Will the Veterans Cemetery *ever* be built?

Long time Irvine resident and one of our own writers, Jeanne Baran, has submitted an op-ed on the VoiceofOC.org.  In the article she notes the long, awkward dance to nowhere led by our developer-backed city council majority, in a blatant attempt to ignore the voters who overwhelmingly shut down Measure B. What kind of contortions? […]

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Inquiries about Irvine Land Trust Remain Unanswered

The Watchdog has been asking some very basic and fundamental questions about the proposed bylaw changes to the land trust.  We asked in writing.  Almost two months ago.  Does someone in the city, or on the Irvine land trust, have the answers?  We saw a public relations flyer about the change, referencing how “this was […]

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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 five commissioners were in attendance. The two primary agenda items were the final design contract 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 professional […]

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Vote NO on Measure D!!!

This June, no proposition is more important to the civil liberties of Irvine residents than Measure D.  In a basic assault on our citizens’ rights, our Mayor and the OC Taxpayers Association (supported by the Irvine Company and Five Point) have put the developers’ interest above that of Irvine residents.  The title says it all […]

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