• July 3, 2020
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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 upcoming 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 […]

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Existing and Future Traffic Data: Significant Increases Within City Standards

The Planning Commission will receive a city mobility report and presentation at its meeting this Thursday, July 2nd. The 2020 Citywide Circulation Phasing Analysis Report, as it is formally known, is currently available for public review and was prepared by LSA Consultants in coordination with city staff, as well as a Task Force with representatives […]

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OC Great Park: Surf Park Tabled, Wild Rivers Delayed, COVID-19 Budget Adjustments

The OC Great Park Board met on Tuesday, June 23rd to review the monthly development report and to approve next year’s Great Park budget with adjustments due to a reduction in program and service fees. Irvine’s fiscal year begins July 1st. The Executive Director of the Great Park John Russo, recently announced he’s leaving his […]

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City Council Contemplates Facilities, Flag, and the Fallen

Will Irvine Implement Body Cameras For Our Irvine Police Department? Will Irvine Fly The Pride Flag? Will The Clean-Up Process Begin On The Veteran’s Cemetery ARDA Site? Special Joint City Council / Great Park Board Meeting – June 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm Supplemental Meeting Agenda Submit an e-Comment Watch LiveStream: cityofirvine.org/ICTV.   Special City […]

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Great Park Board Considers Adding Surf Park, Citing Years of “Significant Unsolicited Interest”

Update 6/19/20: The meeting time has changed to 2:30pm and this item has been removed from the Supplemental Agenda. **** OC Great Park Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 23 at 2pm Agenda Click to eComment At the upcoming June 23rd meeting, the OC Great Park Board will consider approving $5,000 to study the building of […]

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Online Censorship by Irvine City Councilmembers Under Scrutiny

“A national first amendment organization sent a letter condemning recent action on Facebook by Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, when she blocked several commenters on her personal page that attempted to discuss public policy” per the Voice of OC article below. “In their letter to the mayor, the institute argued that because Shea’s personal page is […]

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Irvine City Council to Recognize LGBTQ Pride Month and Discuss UCI Student Outcry

City Council Meeting on June 9, 2020 at 4 PM Highlights: Recognition of June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride month; Large office space and accessory retail with 7 story parking lot project to be located at Barranca and Millikan; Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update; Declaring structure at 1851 Kettering (prior location of Working Wardrobes) a public […]

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Planning Commission Meeting via WebEx Tonight

Planning Commission Meeting- June 4, 2020, 5:30 PM Agenda eComment To watch via WebEx Commission Business Agenda Items: Agenda Item 2: California Environmental Quality Act Manual Update, Including the Vehicle Miles Traveled Impact Analysis Guidelines  Due to new State requirements for traffic study analysis traffic evaluation studies are being shifted away from Level of Service (LOS) […]

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COVID-19 Small Business Support Program Kicks Off Today

In response to COVID-19’s impact on Irvine’s small businesses the City is launching a grant program starting today. Qualified businesses can apply for one-time grants in the amount of $10,000. The city’s press release can be found here: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/covid-19-small-business-support-program-grant-application The application period opens today Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

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What Will Determine the Selection Process for the New City Manager & Great Park Director?

The surprise announcement via Youtube that City Manager John Russo is resigning to spend more time with family only 22 months into the job raises many questions.  Mr. Russo is Irvine’s 5th City Manager in Irvine’s forty-nine year history, and he is also the de facto Executive Director of the Orange County Great Park, after […]

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