• July 20, 2019
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Our Next Mayor Off to a Great Start – Loophole Closed!

“It’s double dipping to me… it should either be additive or density bonus” — not both. – Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea brought a motion to close the loophole that enabled developers to “double dip” on additive and density bonus incentives. Councilmember Farrah Khan seconded […]

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Transparency & Accountability Still An Issue in City Council

Transparency and Accountability still remain a major issue with the city and the Irvine Land Trust. The Land Trust was created to operate on the city’s behalf using city land and city money and as such, the city holds the majority interest in the Land Trust. It was established by the city council in 2006 and has received $35M to date of public cash and land from […]

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The New Political Trend in Irvine: Make it a Stepping Stone

“Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone. Do it fully, and follow it completely.” Irvine. Over the years, the city has experienced major changes. The most prominent is the huge amount of growth in residents. In 2000, the city’s population was a little below 150,000. By 2018, the city’s population has swelled to […]

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Op-ed: Do elected city leaders really care about Irvine?

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

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Melissa Fox Town Hall Meeting

Melissa Fox will hold a Town Hall Meeting. When: Saturday, January 26th at 2pm. Where: Woodbury Community Park inside the multipurpose room. Why: The main topic for the meeting will be traffic and traffic safety; however residents may speak to Melissa about any of their concerns. Melissa reports that some of her commissioners will be available to answer […]

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Op-Ed: Melissa Fox – Clouds in the Promise of Sunshine

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Irvine Watchdog or its volunteers. Irvine Watchdog welcomes all views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by Irvine residents and welcomes their posts for the Opinion section. We want to hear from you! If you would like to […]

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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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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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Irvine Watchdog Highlights (Lowlights) from July 10th Council

Words are powerful things.  These comments from our Mayor and Council really give us some perspective on where we rank as voters, citizens and residents.

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Council Member Melissa Fox and Suppression of First Amendment

POWERFUL public comment by an Irvine Watchdog!

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