• May 16, 2021
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Voter Guide: Irvine Mayor & Council Candidates On The Issues

On October 1, Irvine Watchdog hosted an Irvine Mayor & City Council Candidates Forum, giving voters an opportunity to hear candidates’ views on major issues facing the city. Click here to watch the Forum. All the questions asked during the Forum were crowdsourced by Irvine residents via the Irvine Watchdog website. Some questions have been […]

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Opinion: Christina Shea’s Homophobic Past Called Into Question

This November, the Irvine mayoral seat is up for election, with incumbent Mayor Christina Shea running for the position. While Shea is the incumbent, she was not elected, and assumed the seat when the previous mayor resigned. Shea is now running for “reelection.” Before you mark your ballot this November, I think it is worthwhile […]

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Irvine Climate Advocates Release Voter Guide Highlighting Candidate Views on Climate and Candidate Viability

An Irvine Climate Voter Guide, a 10-page report with Irvine City Council and Mayoral Candidates’ views on climate issues facing the city, has been released by a group of Irvine volunteers focused on climate in the November 2020 election. The guide features candidates’ answers to seven questions designed to evaluate their sense of urgency on climate […]

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Election 2020: Where Do The Candidates Stand On The Issues? Recap of Last Night’s Candidate Forum (UPDATED)

(This post has been updated for clarity) Irvine Watchdog held its Irvine Mayor & Council Candidates Forum last night, but not without technical issues. We sincerely apologize to the viewers and candidates for the technical issues and the late start. We are grateful for everybody’s patience and understanding. Despite the technical difficulties, the Forum did […]

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2020 Mayoral Candidates: Candidate Statements

We have four candidates who have qualified for the mayoral race for the November 2020 election: Candidate Statements   To see the pdf of all the filed mayoral candidate statements: http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=32571

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2020 City Election: Potential Candidates and Money Raised

The Irvine General Municipal election is on November 3, 2020, and deadlines for candidates are fast approaching. Nomination Period Candidates seeking to run for mayor have until August 7, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Candidates seeking to run for city council have until August 12, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Here is a […]

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Irvine Repeals Anti-LGBTQ+ City Code: Video and links

As the Voice of OC’s Noah Biesiada reported this morning, Council unanimously repealed a portion of the municipal code that bans the City of Irvine from recognizing sexual orientation as a fundamental human right. The motion passed, despite questions from the City Attorney over whether they had the authority to make the move. How did […]

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Election 2020: What’s In Store For Our Current Mayor and Councilmembers

Today marks the beginning of the nomination period for the office of Mayor and Councilmembers. This post covers where our current Mayor and Councilmembers are at in their terms and, where applicable, their plans for this election. Following that is a general background on this election from the City of Irvine and a collection of […]

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Online Censorship by Irvine City Councilmembers Under Scrutiny

“A national first amendment organization sent a letter condemning recent action on Facebook by Irvine Mayor Christina Shea, when she blocked several commenters on her personal page that attempted to discuss public policy” per the Voice of OC article below. “In their letter to the mayor, the institute argued that because Shea’s personal page is […]

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Campaign Contributions – Results from First Filing

We are less than ten months away from the city’s local election on November 3, 2020, where we will be voting for mayor and two city council seats. The seats up for election are currently held by appointed Mayor Christina Shea, appointed Councilmember Mike Carroll, and Councilmember Melissa Fox, who is running for State Assembly […]

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