• December 13, 2018
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Editorial

STOP SIGNS – DON’T ROLL WITH IT

Public Safety Announcement At the 12/4/18 Transportation Commission Meeting, the Commission approved a request from Commissioner Montgomery to look into Stop Sign compliance and report back with suggestions to help curb the problem. Many complaints from Irvine residents about the lack of compliance with stop signs in Irvine, i.e. “Rolling Stops” prompted this discussion and action item. We […]

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Setting the Record Straight

  With election day rapidly approaching, the rhetoric on social media has heated up. Irvine Watchdog has received our fair share of complaints and we’d like to address some of the issues. The great news is people are paying attention and for that we are thankful. Criticism #1:  You misquoted John Park (and hence the […]

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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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One City Council Vote Equals Ten

Why is voting for city council members such a big deal? Answer:  You’re not just voting for one seat, you’re voting for ten! Did you know each city council member gets to appoint a commissioner to each of the following ten commissions/committees that make decisions impacting development, traffic, child care, seniors, and the environment, just […]

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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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