• July 4, 2020
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Wagner, Kuo, O’Malley: It’s Raining PAC Money

When it comes to donations, Mayor Wagner’s slate with Anthony Kuo and Carrie O’Malley has no competition. For those who haven’t seen the post Mayoral Campaign Thoughts, almost $800,000 is being funneled through political action committees (PACs) to support Mayor Wagner’s slate. To provide perspective, the average non-developer backed city council candidate actively campaigns in hopes to receive […]

City Council Candidate Forum – Questions & Answers

Did you miss our City Council Candidate Forum? Here are all the questions that were asked of the candidates along with their answers. For the questions that were answered at the mic, please listen to the answers. Round One Question #1 (Video at 10:39):  Recently we have had several villages press on our council to maintain […]

Mayoral Campaign Thoughts

Back in July, Irvine Watchdog expressed that the 2018 mayoral race should be a catalyst for civic engagement.  Fast forward to today, just four weeks until election day, and let the facts speak for themselves: Ing Tiong – (no campaign website) Mr. Tiong is on record as saying he moved to Irvine a few years ago […]

Johnson-Norris: Misleading Statement and Corruption in One Night

Misleading Voters: On August 20, 2018, I attended the Democratic Party of Orange County’s endorsement meeting. Unexpectedly, I was given a minute to speak before the Central Committee cast their votes to endorse two of the three democrats running for Irvine City Council: Farrah Khan, Kev Abazajian, and Lauren Johnson-Norris. My message was clear:  We […]

Thank You, Thank You!

We hope you enjoyed our first ever Irvine Watchdog Irvine City Council Candidate Forum – by residents, for residents. For those who missed it, you can watch the forum here: Now, to the many thanks… To everybody who submitted questions, thank you! The candidates were asked questions that were submitted by you via our survey, […]

10/2/18 – Transportation Commission Meeting Notes

Highlights: Irvine’s senior population is rapidly growing and there is a shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine to provide for the care needs of Irvine seniors. West Bay Senior Living addresses the shortage of senior care facilities in Irvine by presenting a plan to construct a large congregate care facility for independent living, assisted […]

“What’s in it for Me?” Why You Should Attend the Upcoming Candidate Forum

A candidate forum. With all the options available to us, you might ask “Why attend a City Council Candidate forum, and why particularly the one coming up this Sunday?”. First, a forum is a much better source of information on the candidates than almost any other. As we strive to be informed citizens during a […]

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