• November 19, 2018
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Local Political Group Pressures Land Trust on Transparency

On November 18, 2018, the Democrats of Greater Irvine (DGI) unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Kev Abazajian that states: “The Members of the Democrats of Greater Irvine RESOLVE that the Irvine Community Land Trust should abide by the Brown Act, and that the City of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinance should be applied immediately to the […]

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Finance Commission Agenda – Veterans Cemetery

Southern California Veterans Cemetery on the Finance Commission Agenda November 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, City Hall The Finance Commission is scheduled to hear a report on the two sites being considered in Irvine for the Southern California Veterans Cemetery (SCVC): The ARDA site The future golf course site located within the OC Great Park. Based […]

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11/15/18 Planning Commission Meeting Highlights

Present:  Anthony Kuo (Wagner) Dustin Nirschl (Fox) John Doung (Lalloway) Patty Bartlett (Schott) Greg Smith (Shea) 1. Quail Hill – Upgraded Signage Quail Hill HOA and the Irvine Company have designed new Quail Hill village signage which will be taller and wider than the current signs. They will be consistent with signage that exists throughout […]

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11/13/18 City Council Meeting Highlights

Present: Mayor Wagner Council Member Fox Council Member Lalloway Council Member Shea Council Member Schott Highlights: 1. Sunshine Ordinance Irvine now has a Sunshine Ordinance. Public notice of City Council and Commission meetings and agenda items has been increased to 12 days prior to the meetings. The Ordinance also guarantees the right to public comment […]

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11/15/18 Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meets this Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 pm in City Hall.  Here is a LINK  to the Planning Commission agenda. The two main agenda items will be: Boarding Houses Zoning Code Amendment Regulating Boarding Houses A zoning amendment is being proposed by the City to help with code enforcement actions on residential properties that […]

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11/13/18 City Council Agenda

Now that election mania is subsiding, it’s back to business. The City Council meetings start at 4:00 p.m., but the Council will recess to discuss matters under Closed Session until around 5:00 p.m. Public comments will be heard at approximately 6:30 p.m. or prior to adjournment, whichever occurs first. Here is a LINK to the […]

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Setting the Record Straight

  With election day rapidly approaching, the rhetoric on social media has heated up. Irvine Watchdog has received our fair share of complaints and we’d like to address some of the issues. The great news is people are paying attention and for that we are thankful. Criticism #1:  You misquoted John Park (and hence the […]

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Op-ed: In Defense of Civility – Logical Discourse

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 […]

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PAC Money Tops $1 Million into Irvine City Races

The most recent infusion of cash was reported last week for the Irvine City Council and Mayoral races. Irvine Watchdog has continued to keep track of the ever growing spiderweb of PAC money largely funded by the real estate and development community to a select few candidates they hope will do their bidding in their […]

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Brea Politician Steven Vargas (CD-39) Funds Recent Irvine City Council Mailers?

In preparing the updates to the money flow diagrams of the money funding the flood of mailers to Irvine’s mailboxes, Irvine Watchdog has uncovered that Steven Vargas, a Brea Councilman, appears to be behind a series of mailers opposing the following Irvine City Council and Mayoral candidates: Farrah Kahn Kev Abazajian Jaci Woods Frank McGill […]

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