• December 8, 2022
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Electric

Power Authority Postpones Closed Session on Fate of CEO; Responds to Grand Jury Report and Audit Demand

Embattled CEO Brian Probolsky dodged another bullet at the September 6, 2022, meeting of the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Board of Directors. On the advice of legal counsel, the Board removed a closed session from its agenda, which could have resulted in Probolsky’s termination and replacement. The original agenda had listed three items to […]

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OCPA

Summary of Orange County Power Authority Agenda for September 6, 2022

Look at some highlights from the 145-page Orange County Power Authority Agenda published on Friday, just before the holiday weekend. This agenda is packed with important items. Closed Session: Item 2 – Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release Item 3 – Public Employee Appointment Regular Business: Item 8.5 (p.25) – A Resolution of The Board of Directors of […]

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Censorship

Pattern of Censorship at Irvine City Council and OCPA [Opinion]

There has been a pattern of censorship that has occurred under the direction of Councilmember Mike Carroll at the Irvine City Council and Orange County Power Authority (OCPA).  This article documents recent events.  At the May 3, 2022 Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) meeting, an incident occurred that was similar to events that happened at […]

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Notable City Council and Great Park Board Agenda Items for June 28, 2022

City Council Special Meeting – 2:00 PM Agenda Item 1.1 – Status Update re: Orange County Power Authority Great Park Board Regular Meeting – 3:00 PM Agenda Item 1.2 – Project Development Progress Report City Council Regular Meeting – 4:00 PM Agenda Item 1.1 – Irvine 2045 – General Plan Update The Phase 2 scope of work […]

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Audit

Irvine Will Move Forward With Audit of OC Power Authority But Questions Remain [Opinion]

The Irvine City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, voting 4-0 to conduct an independent audit of the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). Councilmember Mike Carroll, Chairman of the OCPA, was absent. It is not yet known who will be conducting the audit. The City Manager and City Council must make […]

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Over a Year of Requests Later OCPA is Finally Agendized. Special Meeting June 14th [Opinion]

Finally, after over a year of requests from members of the public and Councilmember Larry Agran, the Irvine City Council will hold a Special Meeting on June 14 at 3:00PM regarding the highly controversial Orange County Power Authority (OCPA). All Irvine residents will be automatically switched over from Southern California Edison (SCE) to the OCPA […]

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OCPA

OC Power Authority Special Meeting – Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Orange County Power Authority will hold a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 1:45PM. There is one business item listed on the agenda and members of the public will be provided an opportunity to provide public comment regarding the following closed session item: A.  Conference with Legal […]

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OC Power Authority Board to Review Commercial Power Rollout, Finances

The Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. Highlighting the agenda is a staff report on the rollout of OCPA-provided power to commercial customers and an end-of-quarter financial report. The latter, listed as Item 9.3 on the consent calendar, reports […]

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Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Buena Park Commercial Customers Automatically Switched from SoCal Edison to OC Power Authority on April 1. Last Day To Opt Out Today.

The Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) is automatically opting-in all commercial customers in the participating cities of Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Buena Park on April 1, 2022, from Southern California Edison (SCE). The last day for commercial customers to opt-down or opt-out is today by calling 1-866-262-7693. Residential customers will automatically be switched over from […]

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OCPA to Vote on Generous Executive Benefits and Set Electricity Rates January 11th

On Tuesday, January 11th, the OC Power Authority (OCPA) board of directors is expected to consider a personnel policy with generous benefits for CEO Brian Probolsky and other executives that will be paid for by Irvine taxpayers and borrowed credit for the first few years of the program. The benefits exceed those of other Community […]

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