• December 12, 2018
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8/27/18 – Irvine Green Ribbon Committee Meeting Report, Part I, Urban Forestry in Irvine

Urban Forestry in Irvine An urban forest is a natural resource composed of all trees on public and private property within the City limit and sphere of influence. The benefits of trees are as follows: They provide shade, which will reduce energy costs. (Research shows that trees can reduce energy costs used to cool buildings […]

Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

General Plan Amendment Back On the Council Agenda!

The Irvine Watchdog reported earlier that due to issues with the Survey and other concerns the General Plan Amendment was removed / delayed from tonight’s council meeting. Https://irvinewatchdog.org/2018/08/17/general-plan-update-postponed-again/ In a supplemental agenda that was just sent around, the General Plan presentation has been put back on at the end of tonight’s jam packed agenda. Please come […]

One City Council Vote Equals Ten

Why is voting for city council members such a big deal? Answer:  You’re not just voting for one seat, you’re voting for ten! Did you know each city council member gets to appoint a commissioner to each of the following ten commissions/committees that make decisions impacting development, traffic, child care, seniors, and the environment, just […]

What topics are important to you?

Irvine Watchdog is soliciting topics for the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum. To assist in the process, we have created a survey with a number of potential  topics to add to our current agenda. Make your voice heard and complete the survey. It’s just one question! We will announce the results in one week. […]

Planning Commission Meeting Notes – 16 August – RSJ Golf Course & Woodbridge Medical Building

8/16/18 PLANNING COMMISSION NOTES Regular Meeting Plus Special Meeting By Susan Sayre Highlights: Over 2 hours discussing the aesthetics of 2 cell tower poles disguised as Mono-Pine Trees in undeveloped area of Orchard Hills…Even if it is just 2 Mono-Pine trees in the middle of the field, just bring me better cell reception! The Planning […]

General Plan Update Postponed – Again

http://ArrayWe just have to wait. City leadership has scrapped the General Plan Update scheduled for August 28th, and this is not the first time it has been delayed. Residents will have to wait for the city presentation on where we stand with the process and framework for updating this core document for Irvine. The General Plan guides […]