• January 18, 2019
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1/8/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Shea, Fox, Khan, and Kuo. Mayor Wagner announced that the city has been working on his top priority project of improving traffic safety and awareness with regards to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic Irvine has developed a program of creating safer streets and crosswalks around schools and throughout […]

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11/27/18 – CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were: Mayor Wagner, and Council Members, Lalloway, Fox, Shea and Schott. New bridge and overpass for the Jeffrey Open Space Trail near the 5 freeway Walking on the sidewalk and riding bikes in bicycle lanes on Jeffrey near the 5 freeway has been hazardous for both pedestrians and bikers.  The bridge will address the […]

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Exclusive: The Council Candidates Weigh in After the Election

While the votes continue to be counted, we at Irvine Watchdog decided to reach out to the candidates for City Council. We wanted to thank them for their participation and to ask them the questions we felt Irvine residents would be interested in. These questions were the following: What did you learn from this campaign? […]

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11/13/18 City Council Agenda

Now that election mania is subsiding, it’s back to business. The City Council meetings start at 4:00 p.m., but the Council will recess to discuss matters under Closed Session until around 5:00 p.m. Public comments will be heard at approximately 6:30 p.m. or prior to adjournment, whichever occurs first. Here is a LINK to the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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8/21/18 Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights: The back story : read the hidden truths behind parking issues in Irvine Village Neighborhoods. The persuasive power of public comments at Commission Meetings: Commissioners listen AND respond to the public! See how public comment on both major agenda items influenced commission discussions and decisions. Will there be an Irvine Municipal bus system in […]

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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. […]

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Announcing the 2018 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum!

Now more than ever, our city depends on us to help shape its future! On Sunday, September 30th 4:15-7:00pm,Irvine Watchdog will be hosting an Irvine City Council Candidate Forum at the Irvine High School theater.  The moderator will be award-winning journalist Norberto Santana, Jr., from the Voice of OC – a non-profit, non-partisan newsroom that has […]

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