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Council chambers

City Council Agenda Highlights for January 24, 2023

The City Council’s regular meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, features a packed agenda, following a special meeting at 3:00 with several closed session items and a discussion of Melahat Rafiei’s plea agreement with the United States Attorney. The regular meeting will include a series of public hearings on the formation of […]

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Great park

City Council Moves Forward on the Great Park Framework Plan

At its meeting on January 10, 2023, the Irvine Council reviewed and approved moving forward with Phase I of the Great Park Framework Plan. Phase I includes the ARDA site, the Cultural Terrace West, and food and beverage facilities such as a food hall. Proposed amenities are a botanical garden, a veteran’s memorial park, a […]

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Notable Items on City Council Agenda for December 13, 2022

The Irvine City Council will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 4:00. You can attend in person at City Hall, watch remotely, or submit an eComment online. This meeting Agenda has several important items, including: Consent Calendar Item 3.2 – Commend Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo for outstanding public service Item 3.7 – Initiation of Community Facilities […]

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Irvine City Council Accused of Another Backroom Deal and Brown Act Violation

At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Council will hold a closed session meeting to discuss Agenda item 1.4, which is potential litigation resulting from the Council’s ’s previous closed session discussions of the recently approved Great Park Framework Plan. An anonymous resident sent the City a letter dated ­­­­October 14, […]

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Great Park

Opinion: Great Park Development Should Follow Normal Project Approval Process

On October 11, 2022, the Great Park Board will consider Agenda item 1.1. The proposed Great Park Framework Plan Implementation Agreement would give the City of Irvine control over the land use of the Great Park, thus removing contractual control from Heritage Fields/Five Point Developers. Orange County voters created the Great Park with the promise […]

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Amphitheater

Opinion: Sweetheart Deal? GP Board Poised to Spend $110 Million to Construct Amphitheater For Live Nation Profit

Credit: Save Live Music Irvine On Tuesday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m., the Great Park Board will vote on approval of a contract committing more than $100 million in public funds to the construction of a 14,000-seat amphitheater to be exclusively managed by Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. for 30-50 years.  The structure would be sited […]

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Monumental Decisions on Tap for Great Park Board Meeting – September 27, 2022

Great Park Board Agenda Look at highlights from the 600+ page Great Park Board Special Meeting Agenda, set for Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 3:00 pm. This agenda is packed with important items, all recommended for approval. Item 3.1– USA Water Polo Aquatic Facility Memorandum of Understanding and Partnership Use Agreement Irvine taxpayer-funded costs could […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Scores a 2023 Season in Great Park

Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) lives to see another season at The Great Park in Irvine. Beyond, the 2023 season, it’s unclear where this defending national championship pro soccer team will play. The Irvine City Council, on September 13, 2022, voted 5-0 on Agenda item 4.5 to extend OCSC’s use of Championship Stadium for one […]

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Orange County Soccer Club Supporters Push Back on Plans to Evict Them From the Great Park Soccer Stadium

  In the days leading up to August 9, 2022, Irvine City Council Meeting, the Agenda included a study session to consider future uses of the Great Park soccer stadium. Attached was a report signed by City Manager Oliver Chi and the Director of Community Services outlining three stadium use options. Unfortunately, one option spelled […]

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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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