• May 29, 2020
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Increasing City Attorney Contract $45,000, Priorities for Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention & Service Need Grants, and COVID-19 Response Update

City Council Meeting on May 26, 2020 at 4 PM Supplemental Agenda e-Comment Watch Livestream Consent Calendar Items: Consent Items are not be presented to the public or discussed unless a board member requests discussion of the item or a member of the public submits an e-Comment or public comment regarding the agenda item. Item […]

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IS MIKE CARROLL USING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AS A CAMPAIGN OPPORTUNITY?

By: Irvine Watchdog Editorial Board In another self promotional move (read The Liberal OC’s article Big Check Mike Carroll’s Dishonest Approach To 2020), Carroll directs those in need of food, prescription drugs, or other necessities to email him directly, emphasizing the importance of doing so in ALL CAPS BOLD. Shouldn’t these items be handled by […]

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City Council Approved COVID-19 Testing Jeopardized By Violations

Irvine resident Robin Gurien submitted a letter to City Attorney Jeff Melching today to address violations of the Brown Act, Article I, Section 3 of the California Constitution, and the City of Irvine Municipal Code “which may jeopardize the finality of action taken by Irvine City Council in its May 12, 2020 meeting” regarding COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Principles To Highlight City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting – April 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Agenda  Budget Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream Agenda Item (5.1) brought forth by the City Managers office will address a number of key issues regarding the current economic crisis and the city budget. The report details how Irvine revenue is expected to decrease by […]

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City to Receive $1.8 Million in Emergency Coronavirus Stimulus Dollars

Under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), the City will receive $1.8 million in federal emergency funds to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency funding is intended to be allocated and distributed out to the community as soon as possible. In anticipation of the federal regulation’s release, City staff has been […]

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Finance Commission Looks at the City Budget Pre-COVID-19

Finance Commission Meeting Monday, April 6th at 5:30 p.m. Agenda Watch LiveStream via WebEx click here Two Important Agenda Items Below: Fiscal Year 2019-20 Second Quarter Budget Update (The City’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30) The FY 2019-20 Second Quarter Budget Update captures financial activity from the first two quarters (July -December […]

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Op-Ed: Irvine Fails To Join Other OC Cities In Restricting Or Placing A Moratorium On Residential And Commercial Evictions

By Susan Sayre March 24, 2020 City Council Agenda Item 5.2: Ordinance setting limitations on residential and commercial evictions: After Mayor Christina Shea and Council Member Farrah Khan placed this item on the City Council Agenda on March 17th, Irvine failed to join other Orange County Cities (Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Santa Ana) to create a […]

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