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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 an eventful […]

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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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General Plan Amendment Back On the Council Agenda!

The Irvine Watchdog reported earlier that due to issues with the Survey and other concerns the General Plan Amendment was removed / delayed from tonight’s council meeting. Https://irvinewatchdog.org/2018/08/17/general-plan-update-postponed-again/ In a supplemental agenda that was just sent around, the General Plan presentation has been put back on at the end of tonight’s jam packed agenda. Please come […]

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One City Council Vote Equals Ten

Why is voting for city council members such a big deal? Answer:  You’re not just voting for one seat, you’re voting for ten! Did you know each city council member gets to appoint a commissioner to each of the following ten commissions/committees that make decisions impacting development, traffic, child care, seniors, and the environment, just […]

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Planning Commission Meeting Notes – 16 August – RSJ Golf Course & Woodbridge Medical Building

8/16/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES Regular Meeting Plus Special Meeting By Susan Sayre Highlights: Over 2 hours discussing the aesthetics of 2 cell tower poles disguised as Mono-Pine Trees in undeveloped area of Orchard Hills…Even if it is just 2 Mono-Pine trees in the middle of the field, just bring me better cell reception! The Planning […]

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Announcing the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum!

Now more than ever, our city depends on us to help shape its future! On Sunday, September 30th 4:15-7:00pm,Irvine Watchdog will be hosting an Irvine City Council Candidate Forum at the Irvine High School theater.  The moderator will be award-winning journalist Norberto Santana, Jr., from the Voice of OC – a non-profit, non-partisan newsroom that has […]

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8/2/2018 Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights More light poles to be installed throughout city for installation of small cell wireless technology in order to boost internet service in Irvine. Affordable housing for seniors in Great Park Neighborhoods designed at minimum required standards. (Susan’s comments: After the commission meeting, Patrick Strader, from Starpoint Ventures real estate developers, personally told me that […]

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5-Point Asks for Increase in Great Park General Plan Intensity Caps

Developer requests 1,056 additive housing units. Bringing total entitlements to 10,556 units in the Great Park. From 7/19 Planning Commission agenda Staff report READ –   A request by the developer “Heritage Fields” (aka 5 Point) to build housing above and beyond our General Plan: “… the applicant submitted a letter dated April 10, 2018 … […]

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Council Members Can Lie on the Dais? An Expose.

  Is there a Truth Double Standard from the Council Dais? At the last Council meeting on the 26th of June, the Mayor opened the meeting with the National Anthem and invocation as normal which is followed by announcements. Typically, this is when Council member Schott showcases her work with the Barclay Theater or other […]

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