• October 1, 2023
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Focus Maps for City Council Districts

At the July 11, 2023 City Council meeting, the Councilmembers listed their preferred “Focus Maps” for future City Council districts from the 45 originally presented. The below maps indicate in red the names of the Councilmembers who selected the map.  6 maps that were selected by more than 1 Councilmember: Map 126 Map 133 Map […]

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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 May 9, 2023

Great Park Board Meeting This meeting takes place at 2:00 pm in the Irvine City Council Chambers. A couple of presentations will be given to the Great Park Board during this meeting. One reviews the Botanical Garden Project Details and another which provides an overview of the Great Park Framework Development Communications Plan.  The main […]

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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 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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Opinion

Opinion: Support District Elections and Expand The Size of the City Council

In all the years I have lived in Irvine, I have never seen so much corruption in Irvine’s decision-making process, including an increasing lack of transparency and intentional discouragement of public participation. Since public distrust of our City Council has substantially increased, Irvine residents are asking for corrective action. Increasing our City Council size and […]

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Meeting to Discuss District Elections and Expanding the Size of the City Council Scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2023

At its meeting on January 10, 2023, the Irvine City Council approved agenda item 8.3 to discuss expanding the size of the City Council and agenda item 8.4 to discuss moving to district elections. They also approved the creation of a council subcommittee to explore these proposals more fully. Subcommittee members include council members Larry […]

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Notable City Council And Great Park Board Agenda Items For July 26, 2022

Great Park Board Regular Meeting– 3:00 PM Agenda Item 1.2 – Annexation of the Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Recommended Action: Adopt a resolution recommending that the City Council annex the amended and restated development agreement (ARDA) transfer site into the Great Park. Agenda Item 2.1 – Approve […]

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Rule of 2

After Over A Year of Public Outcry and Over 15 Items Denied on the City Council Agenda, “Rule of 2” Is Rescinded. District Elections and All American Asphalt Agendized.

“Rule of 2” Revoked The controversial “Rule of 2” agenda-setting policy has been the bane of numerous Irvine residents for the past year and a half. This “Rule of 2” policy was used to deny over 15 requests to agendize everything from recognizing October as Children’s Environmental Health Month to a comprehensive discussion on the […]

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Irvine Residents Are Last in Representation – Far Behind All OC and Midsize California Cities

District Elections and Council Expansion For Discussion July 12th Irvine could take a significant step toward greater representation on July 12, 2022. Councilmembers Larry Agran and Tammy Kim have agendized a discussion on switching to district elections as well as expanding the city council size. Read the memo for item 3.4 here. For the July […]

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