• November 19, 2018
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11/13/18 City Council Meeting Highlights

Present: Mayor Wagner Council Member Fox Council Member Lalloway Council Member Shea Council Member Schott Highlights: 1. Sunshine Ordinance Irvine now has a Sunshine Ordinance. Public notice of City Council and Commission meetings and agenda items has been increased to 12 days prior to the meetings. The Ordinance also guarantees the right to public comment […]

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10/23/18 City Council Meeting Agenda – Land Trust & Sunshine Ordinance

  A couple of noteworthy items are on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – the Land Trust and the introduction of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. To read the whole agenda please click here. The Irvine Community Land Trust is requesting the modification of a land transfer agreement between the City & Land Trust to include office space for […]

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Irvine Land Trust Gone Rogue

Transparency is at the heart of this video concerning the Irvine Land Trust (an organization that oversees affordable housing). Robin Gurien addresses the city council and shows the current approach to transparency in Irvine. Prepare to be disappointed. To Quote some of our excellent commenters: “The Land Trust is for those in need, not those […]

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Inquiries about Irvine Land Trust Remain Unanswered

The Watchdog has been asking some very basic and fundamental questions about the proposed bylaw changes to the land trust.  We asked in writing.  Almost two months ago.  Does someone in the city, or on the Irvine land trust, have the answers?  We saw a public relations flyer about the change, referencing how “this was […]

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Open letter to Irvine Land Trust Attorney

June 23, 2018 Mr. Jon Goetz Law Offices of Meyers Nave 707 Wilshire Blvd. 24 th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Re: Brown Act as applies to Irvine Land Trust Board Meetings. Dear Mr. Goetz, As I am sure you are aware, Irvine has been a center of controversy with regards to Irvine development projects […]

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The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust nor with the city council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the land trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules between […]

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