• November 26, 2020
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Opinion: Mike Carroll‘s Ruse, Corruption, and Stealing of an Election  

By Katherine Daigle – Precisely three weeks after election night, Vice Mayor Mike Carroll is in a hurry to legitimize his appropriation of taxpayers’ money – if the fiasco of November 3rd wasn’t enough to taunt the democratic fabric of our country, this news only adds to the utter minimizing of political ethics. We’re talking […]

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Presiding City Council to Decide Operating Rules for the Next City Council

Will any member of the City Council be allowed to place an item on the City Council meeting agenda or will the 2019 policy prohibiting this freedom stay in effect? Agenda Item 6.5: Mayor-Elect Farrah Khan and Councilmember Anthony Kuo have placed a last-minute item on this Tuesday’s packed Special Council Meeting agenda. They are […]

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“Budget Adjustment” as Partial Payment of Vice Mayor Mike Carroll’s Campaign Mailer Debt

Will all future councilmembers be allowed to reshuffle their budgets as they see fit if this precedent is set?  At the request of Vice Mayor Mike Carroll, the City Manager has placed an item on the Consent Agenda asking the City Council to approve a “budget adjustment” at the City Council Special Meeting this Tuesday, […]

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Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals Getting Stricter

To help enforce the City’s prohibition of short-term rentals, City staff is recommending a revision to the short-term rental ordinance to increase its enforcement efforts. The Planning Commission will take this under consideration at their Thursday, November 19 meeting. What is considered a short-term rental in Irvine?   Irvine’s zoning ordinance defines a short-term rental […]

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Hoag Hospital Irvine’s Expansion Plans

The proposed Hoag Hospital Irvine Expansion Project is appearing this week on both the Transportation Commission agenda (Item #3) and the Planning Commission agenda (Item #5).   Transportation Commission Meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:30PM Agenda Staff Report Submit e-Comment Traffic Impact Analysis: The traffic study found that the first stage of the […]

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Hundreds of Millions in City Budget to Be Discussed on Finance Commission Agenda

Overview $11.5 Million Budget Deficit: The City ran a surplus of $3.1 million in 2019-20. The outlook for 2020-21 is less rosy. The City tentatively expects an $11.5 million deficit. The money will come from the $54 million contingency reserve. Air Quality Funds: The City now has over $500,000 for reducing air pollution, encouraging alternative means of transportation, improving […]

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Irvine City Council Votes for Three Climate Initiatives at Nov. 10 Meeting

New nonprofit public energy agency, climate action plan, and strategic energy plan all move forward after Irvine election favors climate-friendly candidates At its November 10 meeting, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of three programs that promise to bring clean energy, competitive energy pricing and a climate-resilient future to the city. The votes […]

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Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 Contact: Robin McCall, Public Relations Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Main Office – Los Angeles 10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: (310) 207-3233 Email: rmccall@baumhedlundlaw.com Website: www.baumhedlund.com Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics Nov. 12, 2020 – Irvine, California – – A […]

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Cultural Terrace District Getting Its First Attraction – Wild Rivers Waterpark

The 260-acre Great Park Cultural Terrace District is getting its first permanent attraction – a water themed amusement park. On April 28, 2020, the City Council approved the Cultural Terrace location for the Wild Rivers waterpark. The closest homes to the proposed waterpark will be approximately 2,200 feet east of the project site in the Great […]

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What Happened in Irvine’s 2020 Election

Historic win for mayor-elect Farrah Khan; Biden paints the city almost entirely blue A week after election day, Irvine ballots are still being counted, but according to a map published by the Los Angeles Times, the majority of voters in every Irvine precinct except one voted for Joe Biden. The only Irvine precinct where Donald Trump […]

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