• September 17, 2021
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Why Rename The Great Park? Is it Worth the Time and Tax Dollars?

At the Tuesday, July 27 Great Park Board meeting, the Board will provide direction to city staff on the Orange County Great Park renaming efforts initiated by Mayor Farrah Khan and Councilmember Mike Carroll. At the July 13, 2021 Council meeting, Carroll stated he wanted to “clarify the name of our municipal park as the Irvine […]

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Great Park Residents Wait on Agran, Khan, and Kim to Deliver On Campaign Promise of Advisory Committee

Great Park residents have been asking for representation in light of their special CFD taxation — a special tax only Great Park residents are responsible for. At the 2020 Irvine City Council Candidate Forum held by Irvine Watchdog, the candidates were asked the following (watch the entire forum here): On April 13, 2021, Councilmember Larry […]

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The Who’s Who of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

The  first meeting of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee occurred on February 8.  The results of this meeting were somethings old and somethings new regarding who will serve on the Committee and how  the Committee will operate in 2021. The old and the new of the 2021 Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee organization […]

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Voice of OC – Irvine Becomes First City in Orange County to Approve Hero Pay for Grocery Workers

From the Voice of OC article by Noah Biesiada, “Amidst an extensive debate among Southern California cities about whether to grant “hero pay” for grocery workers, the Irvine City Council narrowly approved a mandatory hazard wage increase for these employees at chain stores after a lengthy discussion on Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, Khan […]

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$56 Million in Reserves As Budget Planning Begins

Updated on February 7, 2021 Our city’s two-year budget planning process has begun with $56 million in our contingency reserve for unanticipated expenditures. There were different schools of thought from our City Council on what to do with these funds during the pandemic. Residents will have an opportunity to participate in future community budget neighborhood […]

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Opinion: We Need Leadership, Not a Blame Game

As she tries to lay blame on others and shirks the duties and responsibilities of the mayorship and city council, Mayor Farrah Khan continues to deny Irvine residents the right to a fair, open, and transparent discussion regarding the All American Asphalt (AAA) plant and its adverse impact on the community. Instead of taking the […]

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Opinion: The Good, Bad, and Ugly from the Jan 26th City Council Meeting

It seems our City Council is a 4-1 majority with Councilmember Larry Agran alone in bold advocacy for public health, local COVID-19 relief efforts, and moving forw ard with plans for the Veterans Cemetery. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from last Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Good – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion […]

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Irvine City Council Votes for Three Climate Initiatives at Nov. 10 Meeting

New nonprofit public energy agency, climate action plan, and strategic energy plan all move forward after Irvine election favors climate-friendly candidates At its November 10 meeting, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of three programs that promise to bring clean energy, competitive energy pricing and a climate-resilient future to the city. The votes […]

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What Happened in Irvine’s 2020 Election

Historic win for mayor-elect Farrah Khan; Biden paints the city almost entirely blue A week after election day, Irvine ballots are still being counted, but according to a map published by the Los Angeles Times, the majority of voters in every Irvine precinct except one voted for Joe Biden. The only Irvine precinct where Donald Trump […]

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Irvine City Council Race Is Not Over

Congratulations to Farrah Khan and Tammy Kim who have secured a seat on the Irvine City Council. Mayor Farrah Khan will serve a two-year term. Councilmember Tammy Kim will serve a four-year term. However, the race for the 2nd and 3rd place city council seats is not over. The city council race has narrowed down […]

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