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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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Veterans Cemetery Timeline

2014 March 11, 2014 – Approved having a cemetery in the Orange County Great Park (Resolution 14-27) The Council acted to: 1.   Support the passage of State Assembly Bill 1453 for a State owned and State operated Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Orange County. Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva sponsored the bill; and 2.   Express its […]

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Irvine Company Affordable Housing Realignment Plan Up for Approval

Planning Commission | June 6th, 5:30 pm. The Irvine Company Affordable Housing Realignment Plan  The Planning Commission  (6/6, 5:30 pm) will consider a request from the Irvine Company to amend its master affordable housing plan for several planning areas. The proposed modification will permanently move and relocate a total of 220 affordable units from 14 […]

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A Special Message from Irvine Watchdog

Hello everyone. If you have followed our website for any length of time, you will have noticed articles that are longer and articles that are shorter. You will have seen articles that are about commission meetings and articles about the Irvine Community Land Trust. You may have noticed articles that are a bit on the […]

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The Campaign Tactic You Never Heard of: Selective Deletion (Part 1)

Another election has passed in Irvine. It was mostly the usual distasteful stuff – anonymous attacks, fliers, fake profiles, attack mailers, endorsements from civic organizations that may or may not have more to do with donations than actual policies. But there is another tactic you may not be aware of that can be just as […]

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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 thatthe Irvine Community Land Trust should abide by the Brown Act,and that the City of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinanceshould be applied immediately to the Irvine Community Land […]

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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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City Council Candidate Forum – Questions & Answers

Did you miss our City Council Candidate Forum? Here are all the questions that were asked of the candidates along with their answers. For the questions that were answered at the mic, please listen to the answers. Round One Question #1 (Video at 10:39):  Recently we have had several villages press on our council to maintain […]

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Irvine: Transparency, Accountability, Honesty

Dear Irvine residents,     Hope to see you on Sunday, September 30th for the Irvine City Council Candidates Debate. There are 2 open seats, and 12 candidates running. Given that most recent council decisions on important issues have been decided 3-2, this is a critical election cycle. Please join us for what will prove to be […]

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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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