• October 15, 2018
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Meeting Summaries

10/4/18 – Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights Both for Public and private parks, major changes must be approved by the Community Services Department and the use of synthetic turf is considered to be a major change that requires Community Services Commission approval. More information about the development approval process and lack of flexibility with regards to making changes in agreements for […]

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10/2/18 – Transportation Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights: Irvine’s senior population is rapidly growing and there is a shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine to provide for the care needs of Irvine seniors. West Bay Senior Living addresses the shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine by presenting a plan to construct a large congregate care facility for independent living, assisted […]

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9/17/18 Irvine Finance Commission Meeting Notes–Business Donation, FEMA Grant, Fiscal Reports

Business Donation, FEMA Grant, Fiscal Reports At the 9-17-2018 Finance Commission meeting, the commissioners recommended the City Council accept a donation to Irvine’s Department of Public Safety from an Irvine-based company as well as accept a Local Hazard Mitigation Planning grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). In addition, the City Treasurer gave a fiscal-year-end […]

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8/27/18 – Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Notes – Part III, Strategic Energy Plan and CCE

Irvine Strategic Energy Plan and Community Choice Energy The Green Ribbon Committee discussed three topics at their 8-27-2018 meeting. These three topics were Urban Forestry in Irvine, Green Ribbon Committee work plan and reorganization, and the selection of professional service companies to provide recommendations for an updated Irvine strategic energy plan and a Community Choice […]

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8/27/18–Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Notes–Part II, Committee Reorganization and Work Plan

Green Ribbon Committee Work Plan and Reorganization The Irvine Green Ribbon Committee discussed three topics at the 8-27-2018 Green Ribbon Committee meeting. These three topics were Urban Forestry in Irvine, the Green Ribbon Committee work plan and reorganization, and selection of professional service companies to provide an updated Irvine strategic energy plan and a Community […]

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8/27/18 – Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Report, Part I, Urban Forestry in Irvine

Urban Forestry in Irvine An urban forest is a natural resource composed of all trees on public and private property within the City limit and sphere of influence. The benefits of trees are as follows: They provide shade, which will reduce energy costs. (Research shows that trees can reduce energy costs used to cool buildings […]

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8/28/18 – Irvine City Council Meeting Notes

Highlights The City Council meeting was a mini candidate forum: City Council Candidate Anthony Kuo (Planning Commissioner) made two public comments, City Council Candidate Carrie O’Mally (Transportation Commissioner) made one public comment, and Mayoral Candidate, Ed Pope, made one public comment supporting concerns of Irvine residents. City Council supports employee rights: Lalloway asked that he […]

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8/21/18 Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights: The back story : read the hidden truths behind parking issues in Irvine Village Neighborhoods. The persuasive power of public comments at Commission Meetings: Commissioners listen AND respond to the public! See how public comment on both major agenda items influenced commission discussions and decisions. Will there be an Irvine Municipal bus system in […]

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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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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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