• February 20, 2019
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Irvine’s General Plan Update Depends on YOU

Irvine’s General Plan update is 20 years behind schedule.  This should come at no surprise given that there are no apparent consequences of approving development projects that are inconsistent with the General Plan Provisions.  The General Plan is the citizens “blueprint” for development; the guide to achieving our vision for the City. As Commissioner Smith stated […]

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It’s Official! D for Defeated!!

Mr. Mayor and Council: The people have spoken. D has been defeated! WE WANT TO BE HEARD! Our voices ARE important, not just those of your campaign financiers. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the passionate, grassroots Irvinians for giving of their time and talents to contribute to this protection of our most basic of rights. What […]

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Over $1.5 MILLION PAC Money …and counting for Measures B, C & D

Well over $1.5m dollars and counting has been flowing through the PAC laundering machine in support of Irvine City measures B, C & D.  Save $250 donation from the veteran’s alliance there isn’t a citizen donation in sight.  Who is representing the Citizens of Irvine?

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This Article Got Me Banned from Next Door — Some Perspective on Five Point and Measure B

Hi everyone. Please note that this post is at least partly the reason why I have now been banned from Nextdoor. The neighborhood lead is Dawn Antis – she writes for the OC Register and was appointed to the Irvine Child Care Commission by Melissa Fox. I was reluctant to weigh in on this issue. […]

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Why “YES” on Measure D is bad for residents

The development approval process is a protracted series of checks and balances and the major stakeholders are the landowners and the residents.  But, the  “yes” on D proponents – led by Mayor Wagner -want the development approval process to dead end with the City Council and box-out local residents. 

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I ain’t “D” problem. Voters ain’t “D” problem

My thoughts on asking the voters to pass “D”. Whaaa? Petitions are the problem? Trying to put something on the ballot so voters can decide is a problem? Oh wait. That can’t be right, because that’s what D is asking for. So I guess the problem is how something gets onto a ballot. Oh wait. […]

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I just don’t “C” it.

I know all the oxygen in the room is being used up by “B” the cemetery issue. But there are 2 other insidious measures that need some attention. “C” is almost boring if it were not for the attention grabbing and popular “makes it harder to raise YOUR taxes” headline. It will make it harder […]

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Does city council need bullet proof glass?

City council approves $4 MILLION of Council Chamber upgrades including a dais encased in bullet proof glass.  They only care about their safety, not the residents sitting in the chamber.  Maybe consider a metal detector? 1) Approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $3,852,000 from the Public, Educational and Government Access (PEG) fund balance […]

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Corruption at City Hall?

How do you feel about our elected City Council members and city council candidates receiving a majority of donations from the development community while NOT recusing themselves from voting on those development projects? SIX of NINE contributions are from the Strader family for Melissa Fox’s campaign (Patrick Strader is the lobbyist for FivePoint/Starpointe Ventures). Seven […]

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