• July 7, 2020

Online Censorship by Irvine City Councilmembers Under Scrutiny

“A national first amendment organization sent a letter condemning recent action on Facebook by Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, when she blocked several commenters on her personal page that attempted to discuss public policy” per the Voice of OC article below. “In their letter to the mayor, the institute argued that because Shea’s personal page is […]

Irvine City Council to Recognize LGBTQ Pride Month and Discuss UCI Student Outcry

City Council Meeting on June 9, 2020 at 4 PM Highlights: Recognition of June 2020 as LGBTQ Pride month; Large office space and accessory retail with 7 story parking lot project to be located at Barranca and Millikan; Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Update; Declaring structure at 1851 Kettering (prior location of Working Wardrobes) a public […]

Planning Commission Meeting via WebEx Tonight

Planning Commission Meeting- June 4, 2020, 5:30 PM Agenda eComment To watch via WebEx Commission Business Agenda Items: Agenda Item 2: California Environmental Quality Act Manual Update, Including the Vehicle Miles Traveled Impact Analysis Guidelines  Due to new State requirements for traffic study analysis traffic evaluation studies are being shifted away from Level of Service (LOS) […]

COVID-19 Small Business Support Program Kicks Off Today

In response to COVID-19’s impact on Irvine’s small businesses the City is launching a grant program starting today. Qualified businesses can apply for one-time grants in the amount of $10,000. The city’s press release can be found here: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/covid-19-small-business-support-program-grant-application The application period opens today Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

What Will Determine the Selection Process for the New City Manager & Great Park Director?

The surprise announcement via Youtube that City Manager John Russo is resigning to spend more time with family only 22 months into the job raises many questions.  Mr. Russo is Irvine’s 5th City Manager in Irvine’s forty-nine year history, and he is also the de facto Executive Director of the Orange County Great Park, after […]

Financial Aid Is Coming To Irvine’s Small Businesses

Special City Council Meeting – May 29th at 10:00AM  Agenda eComment Staff Report Agenda item 1.1:  Local Business Support Program Utilizing COVID-19 Allocation from the County Of Orange The City of Irvine is seeking authorization for City Manager John Russo, to execute the “Subrecipient Agreement” with the County of Orange for a $5,046,186 grant to […]

Tips for Evaluating Election Information

It’s election season. Irvine voters will be hit with a great deal of information. Some of it accurate, some not, some in between. To evaluate it, ask some questions:  Where is this information coming from? Who is paying for it? What do they want to accomplish? What is their track record? How transparent are they […]

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