• July 20, 2019
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City to Kick-Off the One Irvine Program

The City’s Neighborhood Services Department is rolling out a new program on preserving and enhancing our established Irvine neighborhoods. The One Irvine program is dedicated to bringing resources, education, and community projects to neighborhoods to address home maintenance issues. Each year, One Irvine will focus on addressing the unique opportunities of an individual neighborhood.  The […]

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City Council to Decide on Veterans Cemetery Location Next

Five years ago, in March of 2014, the Irvine City Council unanimously designated the ARDA land for a veterans cemetery and memorial park. It has been public knowledge that this particular property was going to be conveyed to the State for a cemetery. The schools and housing in the Great Park Neighborhoods came after this […]

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Finance Commission to Vote on Veterans Cemetery Site

  The Finance Commission is meeting on Monday, July 15 at 5:30 pm with only one agenda item: To make a Veterans Cemetery site recommendation to the City Council, between the original ARDA site and the future golf course site. Both are publicly owned land and are under the oversight of the City Council/Great Park Board.  As noted […]

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Op-Ed: 3 Steps To Fight Corruption in Irvine

Irvine’s city government once had a sterling reputation… but no longer. For quite some time there has been a creeping increase in corruption in Irvine’s decision making process.  In the last year, voters have been deprived of the right to vote for representatives to fill a city council and mayoral vacancy. Our City Council has acted […]

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Former Transportation Commission Chair Carrie O’Malley on Veterans Cemetery Site Selection

On Tuesday July 9, the City Council will consider a request to direct the Finance Commission to opine on a preferred site for a veterans cemetery. Mayor Christina Shea’s memo states “the Planning Commission and the Transportation Commission have reviewed the matter and expressed a clear preference; however, the Council/Board has yet to receive a […]

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Why Change the Protocol Now?

This Tuesday (7/9) the City Council will consider a policy change in how a City Councilmember can place an item on the agenda. Currently, any councilmember can request an item be placed on a future agenda. In a memo addressed to City Manager, John Russo, Mayor Christina Shea and Councilmember Mike Carroll want to change […]

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Attend Councilmember Carroll’s Town Hall on July 11 re: Proposed Rezoning of RCI Property

Newly appointed Irvine Councilmember Mike Carroll is hosting his first town hall meeting to hear resident concerns about the proposed redevelopment of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) site which is located at Culver & Michelson. The meeting is at: WHEN: Thursday, July 11th at 6:30pm to 8pm WHERE: Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen […]

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Save the Racquet Club of Irvine! NO General Plan Amendment!

Irvine Watchdog supports our neighbors in their fight to preserve and protect existing Irvine Villages and recreational facilities. KB Home is seeking a General Plan Amendment to change the zoning of the Racquet Club of Irvine (RCI) from “Commercial Recreation to Medium-High Density Residential”. Volunteers for Irvine Watchdog have heard from residents in the adjacent […]

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Op-Ed: Land Trust – Why Hide General Payroll Information?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

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Irvine Land Trust | Updates & Concerns

Present Leon Napper Nancy Donnelly Anthony Kuo Patrick Strader (via phone) Absent Land Trust Chair Melissa Fox was in Sacramento Irvine Community Land Trust The Land Trust was created by the city council in 2006 for the creation of permanently affordable housing.  In its 13 years of existence, the city has given the land trust $72 […]

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