• February 20, 2019
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Opinion

Voice of OC Publication by an Irvine Watch Dog!

Baran: Irvine Voters, Put Democracy Before Development  

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Irvine 2035 – City of Irvine General Plan Comprehensive Update

Please plan to attend an upcoming presentation by City Staff regarding Irvine’s General Plan Update. Residents may recall taking the survey online over the last year. Staff will be presenting to multiple city Commissions June 5-7 @ 5:30p  and City Council on July 24 @ 5:00p ***NEW DATE***. The General Plan guides City Council and […]

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This Article Got Me Banned from Next Door — Some Perspective on Five Point and Measure B

Hi everyone. Please note that this post is at least partly the reason why I have now been banned from Nextdoor. The neighborhood lead is Dawn Antis – she writes for the OC Register and was appointed to the Irvine Child Care Commission by Melissa Fox. I was reluctant to weigh in on this issue. […]

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Make Sure Your Vote Counts! Some Advice for Mail In Ballots

From about 3% of total votes in California in 1966 to about 60% in 2016, absentee ballots have become the norm in voting. So, if you are voting this way, here is a little advice. On the City of Irvine website, it states that vote-by-mail ballots should have two stamps. Some suggest the post office […]

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Council is Duty Bound to Residents!

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Measure D is “Shockingly UnDemocratic!”

James Troup, Park Paseo In my opinion, Irvine’s “Measure D” is a shockingly undemocratic measure. This measure prevents citizens from having a voice in future development plans within the City of Irvine. The measure is described as something that prevents any actions that might “…delay important revenue streams from development projects which provide a fiscal […]

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VOTER ALERT: Irvine Watchdog urges you to vote NO on D

First, the backstory. Measure D is a question placed on the ballot by a (3-2) vote of the City Council (2/27/18) because Mayor Wagner was unhappy that voters may choose to exercise their right to petition on development projects. In this season of political mailers and purposeful confusion, Irvine residents have questions on MEASURE D. Consider some of the […]

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The Irvine Police Association Supports D but Can’t Explain Why

Hello everyone. Recently, I have received large mailers stating that measure D is endorsed by the Irvine Police Association (IPA) and the local Firefighters Union. Some reasons like safety and no taxes are stated on the mailer. On the Firefighter mailer, it provides the following quote by the Union Board Member Todd Baldbridge: “Measure D […]

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Who is Funding Yes on Measures C and D? It Is Important!

Two groups provided support to the Yes campaign for these Measures. The first one filed with Irvine City Clerk on May 4 is “Taxpayer’s for Ethical Government”, contributor is Building Industry Association of Southern California PAC.  Building Associations have one interest in mind.  Building.. The actual Association, detailed below, is funded separately from the PAC. […]

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Christina Shea Tips the Council’s Hand

  In a stunning revelation on NextDoor, Councilwoman Christina Shea reveals that the City has actually preserved the zoning on the Strawberry Fields site and duplicated it on the ARDA site!  This begs the question – “Does Irvine City Council have any intention of building a cemetery?” or are they simply going to give BOTH […]

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