• July 16, 2019
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Opinion

A Possible Explanation of Melissa Fox’s Interpretation of the Vote on B

“In other words, I see the rejection of Measure B as a vote against more development and traffic congestion, and not a vote in favor of spending $40 – $80 million dollars on a veterans cemetery rather than building other popular features of the Great Park. In a survey of Irvine voters I conducted from […]

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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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Is the General Plan Amendment Based on a Flawed Survey?

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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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Voice of OC Repost on Measure D

Read the re-cap of Measure D published by the Voice of OC written by the Watchdogs who authored the arguments against failed measure D. Jaffe, Baran, Heath and Kwon: Transparency and Accountability Prevail for Irvine Watchdogs

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Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream – The Latest Irvine Co. Casualty

Over the years Irvine residents have seen many favorite retail and dining establishments forced to close. The imminent closing of yet another favorite community gathering place called Stricklands Homemade Ice Cream has sparked outrage and sadness throughout Irvine. This is especially so in the neighborhoods surrounding Campus Plaza which is the Irvine Company owned and managed […]

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Open letter to Irvine Land Trust Attorney

June 23, 2018 Mr. Jon Goetz Law Offices of Meyers Nave 707 Wilshire Blvd. 24 th Floor Los 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 development projects […]

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Building on the ARDA Site: It Will Happen Whether You Want It or Not?

Consider the recent election in Irvine. The most contentious issue: measure B to approve the relocation of the Veterans cemetery from the ARDA site to the Strawberry fields. The greatest proponent of this measure was the developer company FivePoint who stood to gain greatly from the relocation as they would buy the land on the […]

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Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 5)

Here is part 5: “I supported Measure B because I believed it…it would reduce traffic congestion by restricting future development at the strawberry fields.” A person might argue that she could not work on measure D because her time was spent instead on measure B. On this measure, she mobilized her supporters including her spouse. […]

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Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 4)

Here is part 4: “As an Irvine City Councilmember, I also voted against Measure D.” First, some background is needed. Measure D was proposed by Mayor Wagner and was an attempt to remove Irvine citizens’ right to petition to stop housing construction projects. Presumably, it would only apply if the project was a fiscal benefit […]

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