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City Council Agenda Highlights for 6/27

Great Park Board and City Council Agenda Highlights for June 27, 2023

The wheels of government will start to turn early this week with a meeting of the Great Park Board at 2:00 pm, and a Special Meeting of the Irvine City Council starting at 3:00 pm. The only items on the agenda for the Great Park Board are a presentation reviewing the details of the Great […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights For May 23, 2023

OCPA, Housing Highlight Tuesday City Council Agenda Irvine’s relationship with the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) will again be considered by the City Council at its 5:00 meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Two significant housing matters are also on the  agenda. The first is a public hearing on the Irvine Company’s plan to replace a […]

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OCPA CEO Is Back on the Chopping Block – Will Irvine Vice Mayor Tammy Kim Vote to Keep Him?

Once again this week, the Orange County Power Authority board of directors will vote on whether to terminate the agency’s CEO, who has been tied to corruption allegations at the agency and an ongoing cause of numerous failures, including exit discussions by every member city. Although there are six members on the OCPA board, the […]

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Opinion: Irvine’s Participation in OCPA in Jeopardy Following Accusations by Buena Park Board Member

“What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.”  -Christopher Hitchens With Irvine’s continued participation in Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) on the line, a Buena Park council member’s series of attacks on Irvine and one of its representatives on the Board threatens to tip the balance. Buena Park City Councilmember Jose Trinidad […]

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City Council Agenda Highlights for March 14, 2023

The City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, will consider a number of important proposals. Will Irvine opt out of OCPA? Councilmember Kim repackages her district map commission proposal for another Council vote. Will Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum finally receive the funding to begin the move-in process? Final approval of changes to the Council […]

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Notable Items on the City Council Agenda for February 28, 2023

The next meeting of the City of Irvine City Council is Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 4:00. Here are a few highlights from that agenda: Closed Session Item 1.1 – Public Employee Appointment: Director of Community Services Item 1.2 – Public Employee Appointment: Director of Project Delivery and Sustainability Consent Calendar Item 3.4 – Intent […]

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Resignation

OCPA General Counsel Ryan Baron Resigns Under Pressure

In a letter dated February 6, 2023, Ryan Baron, the general counsel for the troubled Orange County Power Authority (OCPA), resigned from his position with the OCPA. Baron had become a controversial figure and a target for new OCPA Board member Kathleen Treseder, who demanded his termination as well as that of CEO Brian Probolsky […]

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Irvine City Council Calls Special Meeting To Consider Withdrawing From The Orange County Power Authority

The Irvine City Council has scheduled a special meeting for this Thursday at 8:00 am for one closed session item and one business agenda item (possibly related) to discuss the City’s future involvement in the controversial Orange County Power Authority. Agenda Item 2.1 – Consideration and direction regarding withdrawal and conditions for continued participation in […]

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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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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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