• June 20, 2019
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5/7/19 Transportation Commission Highlights and 5/16/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Four plus Star Vacation Luxury Destination Getaway Is Coming To Irvine’s IBC The Transportation Commission and Planning Commission approved the Banc Hotel and office tower to be located in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC). The mixed-use hotel and office project is on Teller Avenue and fronts Jamboree Road. The property is currently vacant and undeveloped. […]

The Key To Effective Cooperation: Trust But Verify

On May 14, 2019, the Irvine city council appointed Mike Carroll, Mayor Pro Tem Kuo’s former planning commissioner, to fill a vacancy on the Irvine city council. Don Wagner’s departure from the the city council to become the Orange County third district supervisor created the vacancy. If you are not already familiar with the machinations […]

Irvine City Council Seat filled by Mike Carroll

On Tuesday, May 14, our City Council interviewed twelve candidates during a special City Council meeting which began at noon. Then the regularly scheduled City Council meeting began at 4pm and included Agenda Item 5.2 “Review of Applicants, Determination of Selection of Candidates, and Appointment for City Council Vacancy.” After several rounds of voting, Michael […]

Interviewing the Applicants – Who Chose Who?

At its April 23, 2019 City Council meeting, the City Council approved the following process for identifying an individual for appointment to the existing City Council vacancy (by a vote of 3-1, Councilmember Fox opposed): Following the application submission deadline, each Councilmember will choose up to four applicants to interview. The order of interviews will […]

UCI: Building Connections for a Sustainable Future. What’s Stopping Us? [Video]

“Politics has a special type of authority and intuitively, genetically, has a commitment to the public good. So don’t give up on the possibilities of American politics.” “[Politicians] all talk as if they can sort of do it on their own, but they can’t. So what’s stopping them?” “So the question is how do we […]

Questions for Irvine City Council Vacancy Applicants

On May 14th during a special City Council meeting, 16 city council vacancy applicants will have 15 minutes to make a public comment and be interviewed by the 4 City Council members. The meeting will be open to the public where members of the public will be able to present public comments. The City Council […]

Why Didn’t the Irvine Pedestrian Cross the Road?

Photo: Irvine Transportation Department and Commission Online Masthead Image Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? Because it was terrified.* To make this more relevant to Irvine, let’s ask this question: Why aren’t there more pedestrians in Irvine making trips to stores or other nearby locations instead of using a car? Answer: Because it is […]