• March 4, 2021

Irvine Community Land Trust

10/23/18 City Council Meeting Agenda – Land Trust & Sunshine Ordinance

    A couple of noteworthy items are on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – the Land Trust and the introduction of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. To read the whole agenda please click here. The Irvine Community Land Trust is requesting the modification of a land transfer agreement between the City & Land Trust to include office space […]

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Weekend Rainstorm Brings With It The Irvine Sunshine Ordinance Rollout

It may have rained this weekend, but the City Council wants to bring us a proposed Sunshine Ordinance that will be heard during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd. The purpose of a Sunshine Ordinance is to promote transparency and resident participation in city government. Irvine Watchdog is thankful the city council is listening to its residents. We’ve said it all […]

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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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Inquiries about Irvine Land Trust Remain Unanswered

The Watchdog has been asking some very basic and fundamental questions about the proposed bylaw changes to the land trust.  We asked in writing.  Almost two months ago.  Does someone in the city, or on the Irvine land trust, have the answers?  We saw a public relations flyer about the change, referencing how “this was […]

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To Melissa Fox and Christina Shea: There IS a Conflict of Interest

Below is a prepared speech by Robin Gurien that was to be delivered to the City Council on June 26th. Although she was unable to give the speech due to an issue with the public comments request, the Council clerk was kind enough to accept an email of it and distributed it to the Councilmembers. […]

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Open letter to Irvine Land Trust Attorney

June 23, 2018Mr. Jon GoetzLaw Offices of Meyers Nave707 Wilshire Blvd.24 th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017 Re: Brown Act as applies to Irvine Land Trust Board Meetings. Dear Mr. Goetz, As I am sure you are aware, Irvine has been a center of controversy with regards to Irvine developmentprojects and City’s development approval process. There […]

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The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust (Land Trust) nor with City Council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the Land Trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules […]

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Irvine’s Battle for Transparency – Irvine Community Land Trust

The Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) recently approved sweeping changes to its corporation bylaws, drastically changing how they will operate – including no longer following the legal requirements of the Brown Act. The purpose of the Brown Act is to avoid secrecy in government. Our Irvine Community Land Trust was established by the City of […]

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