• October 16, 2021
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Editorial

KUCI’s “Inside the 45th” with Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board Member, David Ehrlich

In KUCI’s new segment “Inside the 45th,” Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board member David Ehrlich, offers his views as a constituent in the 45th Congressional District and shares about his experiences growing up in Irvine (minute 39:27). Listeners living in CA-45 are encouraged to email the host, cshambaugh@kuci.org to appear on future shows in this weekly […]

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Editorial: Discussion On Voter Representation Must Include The Voters

The City of Irvine should agendize a public discussion to consider district elections for future city council seats as soon as possible. The residents deserve a public hearing on this critical issue. The District Election demand initiated by (voting rights attorney) Kevin Shenkman has thrust the issue of voter representation to the forefront here in Irvine. While […]

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Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings

* Agenda creation and publication oversight is sorely needed for Irvine’s public business meetings * Last night’s OC Great Park Board (“Board”) meeting presented a completely different Great Park Project Development Progress Report (“Report”) than the one provided to the public prior to the meeting. Changes included adding in plans for the library, Cultural Center, […]

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Volunteer Writers & Researchers: We Want You!

Irvine Watchdog’s volunteer team is expanding – would you like to join us?  Between the elections and robust Irvine political happenings, Irvine Watchdog is in search of local volunteers interested in helping keep our community in the loop on a variety of city affairs.  Who we are looking for Though our team spans generations and […]

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Calling For Public Participation In Irvine’s Decision Making Process

Irvine’s elections are supposed to be non-partisan. Our city councilmembers are elected to represent the best interests of Irvine residents but do they? Our city council candidates vow to represent the interests of Irvine voters if elected but will they? The way for residents to influence the decision making process is by means of public […]

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Traffic Still an Issue Despite Investments in Data & Technology

Labor Day weekend is one of the worst travel periods for Americans and it got us thinking about the traffic on the roads in Irvine and how transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. How can we be more efficient and get more cars off the road? Quick Look Based on city data […]

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Racquet Club of Irvine – KB Homes Wants to Make a Deal

KB Home & Spearman hired Government Solutions to help facilitate talks with neighbors adjacent to the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI).  An invitation to a “Community Meeting” was circulated to communities surrounding RCI and was held on August 7, 2019.  It’s not clear if the invitation was extended to the greater communities such as RCI members or […]

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More Housing in the Great Park: A Done Deal…Unless You Act!

On March 7th, the Planning Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the FivePoint Master Affordable Housing Plan. This approval results in a green light for FivePoint to build an extra 1,056 more market-rate residential units for a total of 10,556 residential homes in the Great Park Neighborhoods. Despite the meetings’ Public Speakers expressing concerns over traffic, […]

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What If? A Fire Hits Irvine…Can We Escape in Time?

During the summer and fall of this past year, much of the news surrounded the fires in California. It is little wonder why. This year’s wildfire season was considered to be one of the most damaging ever recorded. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, nearly 1.7 million acres burned which is […]

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The New Political Trend in Irvine: Make it a Stepping Stone

“Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely.” – Mira Nair Irvine. Over the years, the city has experienced major changes. The most prominent is the huge amount of growth in residents. In 2000, the city’s population was a little below 150,000. By 2018, the city’s population […]

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