• November 29, 2021
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Sale of Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course – Will the Council and Planning Commission be Transparent and Accountable?

Mari Fujii Irvine, CA ProtectRSJGolfCourse@gmail.com July 24, 2018 Members of the Irvine City Council City of Irvine 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 To the Members of the Irvine City Council: My name is Mari Fujii and my husband and I have lived in Irvine since 1990. My husband and I came to Irvine because […]

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Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

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Irvine Watchdog co-founder interviewed on Voice of OC

Listen to Voice of OC interview our own Karen Jaffe. Here’s a summary of the interview from podomatic.com: Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and recent activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in […]

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Will the Veterans Cemetery *ever* be built?

Long time Irvine resident and one of our own writers, Jeanne Baran, has submitted an op-ed on the VoiceofOC.org.  In the article she notes the long, awkward dance to nowhere led by our developer-backed city council majority, in a blatant attempt to ignore the voters who overwhelmingly shut down Measure B. What kind of contortions? […]

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Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

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More Residents Speak Out

Over three hours of testimony to Council like this Irvine resident above, who is asking the right questions. “Why do we have to bring this motion [Lalloway] forward again when the voters have already spoken?” “Mayor Don Wagner and Councilwoman Christina Shea – my donations that were thanking you all for your time, are not […]

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Wanted! Irvine Mayor!

  *YEAR    MAYOR 1988       AGRAN 1990       SHERIDAN 1992       WARD 1994       WARD 1996       SHEA 1998       SHEA  2000       AGRAN 2002       AGRAN 2004       KROM 2006       KROM  2008       KANG 2010       KANG 2012       CHOI […]

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Council Member Melissa Fox and Suppression of First Amendment

POWERFUL public comment by an Irvine Watchdog!

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Continued Disrespect for the Brown Act and Public Transparency

On July 10th, there was a hotly contested City Council meeting to discuss the much publicized motion by Councilman Lalloway regarding the use of the ARDA site for the veterans cemetery given the resounding defeat of Measure B by the vast majority of Irvine residents.  In another display of complete disrespect by our Council, Mayor […]

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City Manager Hiring Transparency

The position of City Manager cannot and should not be taken lightly.  It is a position of vital importance in any city.  While this is an appointed position, would it be appropriate to hold a public debate style interview of the final candidates to alleviate any concerns with the potential choice?  Would be a great […]

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