• November 30, 2021
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Let The Sunshine In: Your Right to Open Meetings under the Brown Act

“[T]he Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. “The people of this State […]

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Vice Mayor Kim Meeting with Select Great Park Residents

Select residents in the Great Park received the following communication from Vice Mayor Tammy Kim’s office: The last time we, the Great Park residents, had anyone from the city come to meet us was in 2019 while the city was trying to sell the homeowners the idea to move the veterans cemetery to the Golf […]

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“Vote of No Confidence Rally” to Call Attention to Lack of City Leadership on Important Community Issues

Irvine residents are mobilizing for a “Vote of No Confidence Rally” to call attention to their claim that there is a lack of city leadership on important community issues. The rally will be held on May 25, 2021 at 3:00PM at the lawn in front of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Participating groups say […]

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Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board, which will periodically publish editorials on issues aligned with our organizational mission. David Ehrlich has been a resident of Irvine for most of his life. David was one of the candidates chosen by then-Mayor Christina Shea to interview for the open City […]

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Irvine Watchdog Volunteers Featured in Voice of OC

Oliphant: Should Irvine’s City Council be Expanded? Hansen: Strengthen Irvine’s Business-Friendly Culture: Restore LGBTQ Protection to the City Code Oliphant: Irvine’s Burning Issue Sayre: Questions For Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants Baran: Does Irvine City Council bid farewell to the ARDA Veterans Cemetery Site? Oliphant: The Real Incumbent in Irvine Baran: The Politics of Dancing […]

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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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