• January 27, 2022
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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: The Doubling of FivePoint’s Great Park Homebuilding Number

In the previous post in this series on Great Park development and entitlement numbers, I wrote about a 2011 Irvine city council vote that change the direction of  development at the Great Park. In this article, we will see how FivePoint’s homebuilding entitlement numbers for the Great Park approximately doubled. The November 2012 election brought […]

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Opinion: If You’re Not Insisting On Democracy, You Might Not Have One — How Minority Rule All Too Often Presides Over The Irvine City Council

There’s a saying that poses a warning to consumers of media: “if you’re not paying for the product, you’re not the customer; you are the product.” It’s a useful reminder to be wary of your relationship to the powers-that-be in that particular market. If there is a rough political equivalent to it, perhaps it is […]

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FivePoint’s Great Park Home-Building Entitlements: Initial Homebuilding Numbers Plus a Bonus Density

Photo: The Original Plan for the Great Park, 2005-2006 “Entitlements are legal rights conveyed by approvals from governmental entities to develop a property… . Entitlements can be a major factor in the ultimate use, viability, and value of your property.“—Urban Land Institute In the previous article in this series, I wrote about the defeat of […]

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Why Rename The Great Park? Is it Worth the Time and Tax Dollars?

At the Tuesday, July 27 Great Park Board meeting, the Board will provide direction to city staff on the Orange County Great Park renaming efforts initiated by Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. At the July 13, 2021 Council meeting, Carroll stated he wanted to “clarify the name of our municipal park as the Irvine […]

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Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 Contact: Robin McCall, Public Relations Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC Main Office – Los Angeles 10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone: (310) 207-3233 Email: rmccall@baumhedlundlaw.com Website: www.baumhedlund.com Victory for Free Speech – Judge Rules Public Officials Can’t Censor Online Critics Nov. 12, 2020 – Irvine, California – – A […]

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What Happened in Irvine’s 2020 Election

Historic win for mayor-elect Farrah Khan; Biden paints the city almost entirely blue A week after election day, Irvine ballots are still being counted, but according to a map published by the Los Angeles Times, the majority of voters in every Irvine precinct except one voted for Joe Biden. The only Irvine precinct where Donald Trump […]

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Christina Shea and Mike Carroll Lead in Developer-Funded PAC Contributions

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 31, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 31, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure (IE) is an […]

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All American Asphalt Webinar -Where Do the Candidates Stand on This Issue?

On Thursday, October 29, Non-Toxic Neighborhoods along with the Stop Toxic Asphalt Pollutants in Irvine groups held a webinar to ask our Irvine Mayoral, City Council, and California State Assembly AD 68 candidates questions regarding All American Asphalt. The moderator for the event was Thomas Linzey, Senior Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental […]

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Who Is Trying to Buy Irvine’s City Council Seats?

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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“Dark Money” PAC Spending from Sept 21 – Oct 23, 2020

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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