• May 12, 2021
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Voice of OC – Irvine Faces Questions From Public Over Lack of Transparency in Public Meetings

Voice of OC — Residents are asking tough questions of Irvine City Council members this week in a cease and desist letter criticizing them for not doing enough to inform the public on what they’re doing.  The letter was written by members of Irvine Watchdog, a volunteer organization that closely monitors city politics and advocates […]

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Irvine Budgeting Millions To Launch OC Power Authority In Spring 2022

The OC Power Authority will be looking to formalize terms for new cities that may want to join the Power Authority and will review the 2021-22 Fiscal Year budget at tomorrow’s meeting. To attend the May 11, 2021 meeting at 10AM, click on the agenda for Zoom link and details.  Adopt New Member Policy  The […]

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Is the City Purposely Misconstruing Its Own Rules In Coverup Attempt?

The City of Irvine put out this statement which appears to be in response to Irvine Watchdog’s article Violations of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance Continue at OC Great Park Board Meetings – Irvine Watchdog. The City’s statement is false and misleading. This would appear to be an attempt to reinterpret the rules to justify procedural violations […]

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Irvine Company Seeks to Add More Medium-High Density Residential Units in Los Olivos and Cypress Village. Has the City and The Irvine Company Worked Out a Public Benefit Agreement?

Irvine Company is requesting a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the land use designation for the villages of Los Olivos and Cypress Village and add more Medium-High Density residential units. This request comes just two days after the previous City Council meeting where the Councilmembers made it clear they want public benefits in exchange […]

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Finding Your Way Around The Great Park Gets Easier

Google and Apple Maps to provide interactive guides to Great Park venues and activities The Geographic Imaging System (GIS) Presentation given during the April 27, 2021 Great Park Board meeting revealed that the Great Park has entered into agreements with the Google and Apple corporations to provide interactive map applications for use by Great Park […]

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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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Homeowners File Class Action Lawsuit Against All American Asphalt

A class action lawsuit has been filed by an Irvine homeowner, Elmira Rad, on behalf of herself and more than 2,000 homeowners impacted by the emissions from All American Asphalt. Plaintiffs are represented by the law firm of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP and Liddle & Dubin, PC. Click here to read the complaint.

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April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects

The OC Great Park Board meeting agenda for this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, provides a slim report on the status of all the developments in the Great Park while adding features mentioned for the first time and removing others. Here is a list of proposed projects provided to the public in August 2020. Irvine Watchdog […]

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[Opinion] Woodbury and Cypress Village’s Density Going to Portola Springs. Will There Be a Public Benefit in Exchange?

The Irvine Company is seeking a zoning change allowing the transfer of housing density from Woodbury (Planning Area 9) and Cypress Village (Planning Area 50) to Portola Springs (Planning Area 5) at the Tuesday, April  27, 2021 City Council meeting, agenda item 4.2. Density transfers involve ensuring that the transfers are consistent with General Plan […]

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Irvine Asics Employees and UC Ag Research Center: Providing Food for the Body and Soul

“As part of their Earth Day celebrations, each year the team at Asics corporate headquarters takes the short drive to South Coast REC to harvest produce, most of which will be donated to community groups here in the county. Asics team members were also treated to a talk and tour of Lindsey Pedroncelli’s (@theplantpathologist) strawberry […]

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