• November 19, 2018
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Finance Commission Agenda – Veterans Cemetery

Southern California Veterans Cemetery on the Finance Commission Agenda November 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, City Hall The Finance Commission is scheduled to hear a report on the two sites being considered in Irvine for the Southern California Veterans Cemetery (SCVC): The ARDA site The future golf course site located within the OC Great Park. Based […]

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11/15/18 Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission meets this Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 pm in City Hall.  Here is a LINK  to the Planning Commission agenda. The two main agenda items will be: Boarding Houses Zoning Code Amendment Regulating Boarding Houses A zoning amendment is being proposed by the City to help with code enforcement actions on residential properties that […]

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11/13/18 City Council Agenda

Now that election mania is subsiding, it’s back to business. The City Council meetings start at 4:00 p.m., but the Council will recess to discuss matters under Closed Session until around 5:00 p.m. Public comments will be heard at approximately 6:30 p.m. or prior to adjournment, whichever occurs first. Here is a LINK to the […]

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Quid Pro Kuo

One of the many perks of being on a current council or commission when running for office is you can use the position for political advantage. Consider a recent video of Anthony Kuo taking credit for blocking an 800 unit apartment complex. Let’s examine the facts. The residents surrounding this possible buildout are the ones […]

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10/4/18 – Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights Both for Public and private parks, major changes must be approved by the Community Services Department and the use of synthetic turf is considered to be a major change that requires Community Services Commission approval. More information about the development approval process and lack of flexibility with regards to making changes in agreements for […]

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Making A Difference: Influencing Irvine Development

By Susan Sayre – Irvine Super WatchDog For a number of years, I attended city council meetings and gave public comments on agenda items. I was usually complaining and informing the Irvine City Council members how they were failing to represent the interests of Irvine residents – the people who elected them and who they […]

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8/21/18 Irvine Planning Commission Notes

Highlights: The back story : read the hidden truths behind parking issues in Irvine Village Neighborhoods. The persuasive power of public comments at Commission Meetings: Commissioners listen AND respond to the public! See how public comment on both major agenda items influenced commission discussions and decisions. Will there be an Irvine Municipal bus system in […]

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Irvine Watchdog co-founder interviewed on Voice of OC

Listen to Voice of OC interview our own Karen Jaffe. Here’s a summary of the interview from podomatic.com: Karen Jaffe, a 20-year Irvine resident and recent activist after watching her city streets clog up, talks about recent ballot initiatives in Irvine to address traffic and the power of the issue to drive political campaigns in […]

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7/24/18 Irvine City Council Joint Meeting with Great Park Board

Present were Fox, Wagner, Shae and Schott.  Lalloway was absent. ****Note Veteran’s Cemetery information under Announcements**** ****Note Public Comment regarding the Rancho San Joaquin golf course sale and plans to build apartments for UCI students**** Closed session:  No information or discussion regarding Closed Session agenda items having to do with Public Employee Dismissal/release and an […]

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6/7/18 Planning Commission Agenda Item Notes

Agenda Item relating to Irvine’s General Plan Update The Goal and Mission of Irvine’s General Plan is to establish goals, priorities, policies and procedures for Irvine Development. Last General Plan was created in 1999.  The General Plan is supposed to be updated every 10 years, and Irvine is almost 20 years behind in updating the […]

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