• May 12, 2021
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April 2021 Updates on Great Park Development Projects

The OC Great Park Board meeting agenda for this Tuesday, April 27, 2021, provides a slim report on the status of all the developments in the Great Park while adding features mentioned for the first time and removing others. Here is a list of proposed projects provided to the public in August 2020. Irvine Watchdog […]

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Acronyms Guide for Irvine Government 

While acronyms are used for convenience for people familiar already with the terms, they can also take on the form of their own language and constitute a barrier to understanding to those unfamiliar with the terms. To remove this barrier, Irvine Watchdog has created this guide so you can look up acronyms. This guide is […]

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Keeping the Public In The Dark on ARDA

What’s Happening on the ARDA Site On the Consent Calendar for both the OC Great Park Board (Item 2.2.) and City Council (Item 2.4) meetings is a motion to direct the City Manager to enter into a license agreement allowing indefinite use of land on the ARDA site, despite its current designation as the location […]

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Finance Commissioners Ask Great Questions Regarding Budget Projections and Television Production Studio

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and discussed the following agenda items: Attendees: Faruk Bhagani (Appointed by Farrah Khan) Mike Genest (Appointed by Mike Carroll) Lauren Johnson-Norris (Appointed by Larry Agran) John Park (Appointed by Anthony Kuo) Magi Yang (Appointed by Tammy Kim) SELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR Selection of Chair: […]

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Lorraine Ghent and Celeste Webb: Two “Seniors” Showing Irvine’s Heart

Along with giving recognition to other Orange County volunteers, this Voice of OC article by Hosam Elattar gives recognition to two of Irvine’s own, Lorraine Ghent and Celeste Webb. They both happen to be seniors, just seniors of a different sort. Lorraine has earned her right to the title of senior by the years of […]

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Opinion: Which Irvine City Councilmembers Should be Able to Place an Item on the Council Agenda?

Q.  Which Irvine City Councilmembers should be able to place an item on the council agenda? A.  Any of them. Here’s why. Irvine Mayor-elect Farrah Khan recently posted a video on Facebook explaining why she thinks Irvine needs to keep a policy requiring two city council members together or the mayor alone, to sign off […]

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Ethics Complaints: Use and Abuse

“Corruption!” is a common battle cry against government officials. Sometimes it’s just exaggeration. But sometimes there is evidence of legal wrongdoing. Where can the public turn with a genuine ethics complaint against a candidate or public official? The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The FPPC […]

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Christina Shea and Mike Carroll Lead in Developer-Funded PAC Contributions

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 31, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 31, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure (IE) is an […]

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Silverado Fire: Beyond Thoughts and Prayers for Our Injured Firefighters

Giving Thanks First, it is time to give thanks. Thank you to all the firefighters who protected the lives and property of the Irvine and surrounding community during the Silverado Fire. And having given thanks to the firefighters as a whole, we should specifically express our love and concern for the two firefighters who were […]

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“Dark Money” PAC Spending from Sept 21 – Oct 23, 2020

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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