• April 12, 2024

Federal Investigators Demand Documents Regarding Aborted Live Nation Amphitheater Deal

The City of Irvine is facing a January 11, 2024 deadline to submit to federal investigators “all documents relating to the City’s potential partnership with Live Nation to develop a new venue within the City of Irvine.” The Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) was accompanied by a December 11, 2023, letter to City Attorney Jeffrey Melching […]

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Irvine Voters to Decide Council District Elections and Council Expansion in March 2024

Tonight, the City Council voted 3-2 to place Council District Map 151 and Council expansion on the March 2024 ballot for Irvine voters. Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmembers Mike Carroll, and Larry Agran voted in support of Map 151, with Vice Mayor Kim and Councilmember Kathleen Treseder voting against. Here is the election schedule for […]

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City Council Regular Meeting - July 11, 2023

City Council Agenda Highlights for July 11th, 2023

City Council Regular Meeting  Proposed District Maps are on the Agenda for this coming Council Meeting, with a Public Hearing requesting input regarding the composition of the Potential City Council Election Districts. The meeting will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11th in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Here are some highlights of […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for 6/27

Great Park Board and City Council Agenda Highlights for June 27, 2023

The wheels of government will start to turn early this week with a meeting of the Great Park Board at 2:00 pm, and a Special Meeting of the Irvine City Council starting at 3:00 pm. The only items on the agenda for the Great Park Board are a presentation reviewing the details of the Great […]

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City Council Agenda for June 13, 2023

City Council Agenda Highlights For June 13, 2023

City Council Regular Meeting There will be a variety of items that will be discussed by the City Council at its upcoming meeting. The main item will be the 2023-2025 financial budget. The meeting will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 13th in the Irvine City Council Chambers. Some standouts of the agenda […]

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Irvine City Hall

City Council Agenda Highlights For May 23, 2023

OCPA, Housing Highlight Tuesday City Council Agenda Irvine’s relationship with the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) will again be considered by the City Council at its 5:00 meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Two significant housing matters are also on the  agenda. The first is a public hearing on the Irvine Company’s plan to replace a […]

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City of Irvine Begins Effort to Expand the City Council and Move to District Elections

Irvine Voters may be voting on a ballot initiative on the March 5, 2024 primary election, to enlarge the Irvine City Council from five to seven members and to create district elections.  If passed the initiative would create six district City Council representatives with the Mayor being an At-Large Representative. All Irvine residents, registered and […]

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City Hall

City Council Agenda Highlights for April 11, 2023

Tuesday Tripleheader: City Council Takes up All-American Asphalt Acquisition and District Election Mapping; Great Park Board Considers Delaying Development of Heart of the Park Amenities to Fast Track Water Polo Facility. A potentially momentous afternoon and evening at City Hall will begin at 1:00 Tuesday with a special meeting of the City Council to consider […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for March 28, 2023

The City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, will consider several important proposals. Will the Council vote to issue $1 billion in bonds to fund Great Park development? What is the City doing to preserve existing affordable housing units? Will the Council override the recommendation of the Green Ribbon Environmental Committee and approve a […]

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Opinion: Mayor Seeks to Accelerate Technology Development in Irvine, but at What Cost to Our Quality of Life?

“Austin is the fastest-growing major metro area in America, having expanded by a third in the past ten years. It is already the eleventh-largest city. New jobs mop up newcomers as fast as they arrive. Every day, the metro area adds three hundred and fifty-five new residents, while two hundred and thirty-eight Austinites depart, many […]

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