• July 15, 2024
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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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Monumental Council Meeting to Select a Council District Map; Great Park Scores a Goal; and City Grants Raise Questions

On Tuesday, October 10th at 6PM the City Council will hear final public comments before selecting a single district map to be voted on in the March primary election along with a charter amendment to expand the City Council size from five to seven members. Also on the agenda this Tuesday, we have two companion […]

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Much Desired Food, Beverage and Retail Planned for Great Park

Irvine to Consider Ambitious Plans for Food and Beverage at Great Park The Great Park Board returns this Tuesday with a big item pertaining to Great Park food and beverage services.  City staff proposes to: Develop an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Frontier Real Estate Investments, LLC (aka Almquist), relating to Great Park food and beverage […]

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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 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: Great Park Urban Farm Providing Diverse Public Benefits, a Link to the Past, and Innovation: Stability Jeopardized?

Did you know that Irvine has an urban farm at the Great Park? This local and perhaps under-appreciated amenity operates in association with Solutions for Urban Ag. This local good, currently known as the Great Park Farm and Food Lab, provides diverse public benefits. These include but are not limited to providing a link to […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for March 14, 2023

The City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, will consider a number of important proposals. Will Irvine opt out of OCPA? Councilmember Kim repackages her district map commission proposal for another Council vote. Will Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum finally receive the funding to begin the move-in process? Final approval of changes to the Council […]

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City Council Meets in Tuesday Special Session to Consider Amphitheater Options

“Wait for the day you’ll go away / Knowing that you warned me / Of the price I’d have to pay” —Gary B. White, Long Long Time (performed by Linda Ronstadt) The Irvine City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. to consider whether to pursue further negotiations with […]

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Opinion: Great Park Residents Council Request For Irvine to Reject Live Nation Amphitheater Deal

Last Thursday, Irvine City Manager Oliver Chi gave a presentation to a group of concerned neighbors at the Great Park. We were informed that the Construction, Design, and Operating Agreement with Live Nation, approved by City Council on September 27th, 2022, was rejected by Live Nation and made a counteroffer with lopsided terms to the […]

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Opinion: Funny Valentine? Say “No” to Live Nation Bait and Switch, “Yes” to a Smaller Amphitheater

“Don’t change a hair for me, not if you care for me …” – Rodgers and Hart, “My Funny Valentine.” At the Irvine City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 2:00, the city staff will update the Council on the proposed amphitheater in the Great Park. The staff report, “Overview of Current […]

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