• January 24, 2022
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Opinion: In The Hands Of The Few – Once Again City Council Votes To Deny Full Council Representation.

Each City Council member should be equally able to participate in the City Council’s decision making process.  Council members should also be equally responsible for representing the interest of the City of Irvine and Irvine residents, not only during City Council meetings, but also on the various city and outside agency boards, committees and task […]

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OCPA to Vote on Generous Executive Benefits and Set Electricity Rates January 11th

On Tuesday, January 11th, the OC Power Authority (OCPA) board of directors is expected to consider a personnel policy with generous benefits for CEO Brian Probolsky and other executives that will be paid for by Irvine taxpayers and borrowed credit for the first few years of the program. The benefits exceed those of other Community […]

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OC Power Authority: National Women’s Political Caucus OC Seek Investigation of Workplace Harassment and Inequity

To read a pdf version of the letter click here.   * Branda Lin serves as Secretary of NWPC OC and is also a founding member of Irvine Watchdog

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OC Power Authority’s Chief Operating Officer Abruptly Resigns

Yesterday, both the Voice of OC and the OC Register reported, “longtime green-energy advocate Antonia Castro-Graham abruptly resigned as chief operating officer for the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) on Friday, Dec. 3, amid reports of a tense standoff with the utility’s CEO and concerns of ongoing conflicts between the two.” The Voice of OC […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlement Numbers: A Loop Hole, Principles, Looking Back/Looking Forward

Today, our  journey of understanding the Great Park entitlement numbers and development history ends. This is the seventh and last article in this series. In the most recent previous article in this series, we saw how FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlement numbers nearly doubled. Today, we will see how a loop hole further increased FivePoint homebuilding entitlement […]

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Senator Dave Min’s Letter to Irvine City Council Re: All American Asphalt

Click to read Senator Dave Min’s letter to Irvine City Council re: All American Asphalt in PDF format   * The letter was published by Irvine Watchdog and not Senator Dave Min

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Opinion: To Protect Irvine Children, City Council Must Bring 100% Clean Energy to Irvine

Irvine has always beckoned parents and children with the promise of a thriving future through its schools and other amenities, and prides itself on being the safest city in the United States. However, four of the Irvine city council members have not used the most powerful tool they have to protect young people from the […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: The Doubling of FivePoint’s Great Park Homebuilding Number

In the previous post in this series on Great Park development and entitlement numbers, I wrote about a 2011 Irvine city council vote that change the direction of  development at the Great Park. In this article, we will see how FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlement numbers for the Great Park approximately doubled. The November 2012 election brought […]

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OC Power Authority to Make Major Production Decisions and Set Agenda Rules at Special Board Meeting

Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Special Meeting Just Announced for Tomorrow, November 23, 2021 On tomorrow’s special meeting agenda, the OCPA Board will discuss power supply options (Item 2) and will look to adopting a proposed agenda-setting policy that requires two board members to jointly submit agenda items at least 10 days in advance, or […]

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OC Power Authority: Women for American Values and Ethics Call for Investigation

To read a pdf version of the letter click here.   For background on alleged workplace harassment and suspicious public commenters and a robocaller, please read: Bully In The OC Power Authority Boardroom? – Irvine Watchdog Opinion: OCPA’s Scripted Public Comments and Robocaller. Who’s Behind It All? – Irvine Watchdog

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