• February 20, 2019
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One View of the Way Forward in Irvine

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1/22/19 City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council members Shea, Fox, Khan and Kuo. Presentation by Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce regarding their programs, services, funding and what they contribute to the Irvine Community The mission of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce is the economic advancement of, and generating money for, Greater Irvine.  The Chambers’ programs […]

Please Note: New Agenda Item 3.1 (Dealing with the Order of Succession for Mayor) for Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Please take note. Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a last-minute agenda item 3.1, that proposes to amend certain parts of the Irvine Municipal Code should the office of a City Councilmember become vacant and also in terms of the Order of Succession for Mayor. Mayor Wagner is running in a special March 12th election to […]

The New Political Trend in Irvine: Make it a Stepping Stone

“Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely.” Irvine. Over the years, the city has experienced major changes. The most prominent is the huge amount of growth in residents. In 2000, the city’s population was a little below 150,000. By 2018, the city’s population has swelled to […]

Can Culver Dr. Handle More Traffic?

Previous Development Attempt Last year, residents spoke out against the proposed sale of the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course. The interested developer wanted to build a 4 story, 800 unit development to house 3,200 students on part of the property and shrink the course. That led to residents creating a coalition to combat the development […]

1/17/19 Planning Commission Highlights

Present were: Dustin Nirschl (Fox and new chair), Stephen Huang (Khan), Greg Smith (Shea), Michael Carroll (Kuo), and Jeff Pierson (Wagner) Planning commission is limited to discussing development issues that are related to the type of agenda item in question: Vesting Tract Map approval for 1780 residential units in Area 51 Great Park Neighborhood. Staff […]

1/15/19 Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Carrie O’Malley (Wagner), Christine Knowland (Kuo), Ken Montgomery (Fox) and Steve Greenberg (Shea); Avinder Chawla (Khan) was absent. Staff Presentation of Transit and Active Transportation overview by Mike Davis Irvine public transportation consists of rail (Amtrak, Metrolink), OCTA inter and intra city bus routes, iShuttle which is developing new routes for Great Park […]