• March 18, 2019
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The Great Park: The Bee and Bosque

What are the current plans for the GREAT PARK?  In this video from the Great Park Executive Director John Russo, he talks about six items: The American Museum of Natural History paid our City a visit The GP Ice Facility will have a grand opening City staff are in Sacramento this week to identify Veterans […]

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2/19/19 – Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Carrie O’Malley (Wagner),Christine Knowland (Kuo), Ken Montgomery (Fox), Steve Greenberg (Shea), and Rose Casey (temporarily Khan). Vista Verde School traffic safety enhancements are planned Staff report by Tran Tran: There will be High Visibility crosswalks, more school traffic signs and 2 lanes inbound into the school property to improve traffic during drop off […]

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2/12/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Christina Shea and Melissa Fox. Barclay Theatre to enlarge program to make room for community and UCI shows and performances Irvine Barclay Theatre, a non-profit that receives city funding, presented a report for the purpose of transparency.  Report by Jerry Mandel, Barclay Theatre President: […]

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11/19/2018 Finance Commission Meeting Report: Finance Commission Punts on Veteran Cemetery Recommendation

Direction Given to Irvine Commissions to Review Two Possible Veteran Cemetery Sites At the July 10, 2018 city council meeting, Mayor Wagner presented a memo that gave each of the Irvine commissions directions on what information to provide to the city council regarding placing the Southern California Veterans Cemetery (SCVC) at the original site know […]

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FivePoint Seeks Approval of New Great Park Tract Map

Some Background Building on City Council’s approval in January 2016 of subdivision map 17940,* FivePoint is currently asking for approval of a new subdivision map for part of this area. This is known as subdivision map 18165. City approval of 18165 would give FivePoint certain development entitlements in a portion of the Great Park. Project […]

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10/4/18 – Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights Both for Public and private parks, major changes must be approved by the Community Services Department and the use of synthetic turf is considered to be a major change that requires Community Services Commission approval. More information about the development approval process and lack of flexibility with regards to making changes in agreements for […]

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8/28/18 – Irvine City Council Meeting Notes

Highlights The City Council meeting was a mini candidate forum: City Council Candidate Anthony Kuo (Planning Commissioner) made two public comments, City Council Candidate Carrie O’Mally (Transportation Commissioner) made one public comment, and Mayoral Candidate, Ed Pope, made one public comment supporting concerns of Irvine residents. City Council supports employee rights: Lalloway asked that he […]

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One City Council Vote Equals Ten

Why is voting for city council members such a big deal? Answer:  You’re not just voting for one seat, you’re voting for ten! Did you know each city council member gets to appoint a commissioner to each of the following ten commissions/committees that make decisions impacting development, traffic, child care, seniors, and the environment, just […]

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Irvine Watchdog co-founder interviewed on Voice of OC

Listen to Voice of OC interview our own Karen Jaffe. Here’s a summary of the interview from podomatic.com: Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and recent activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in […]

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7/24/18 Irvine City Council Joint Meeting with Great Park Board

Present were Fox, Wagner, Shae and Schott.  Lalloway was absent. ****Note Veteran’s Cemetery information under Announcements**** ****Note Public Comment regarding the Rancho San Joaquin golf course sale and plans to build apartments for UCI students**** Closed session:  No information or discussion regarding Closed Session agenda items having to do with Public Employee Dismissal/release and an […]

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