• October 27, 2021
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Another Big Give-Away to FivePoint?

FivePoint appears to be taking advantage of a loophole in the General Plan intended to provide more affordable housing. How? By asking our City Council to reclassify 1,056 “affordable homes” to “affordable” and “additive”. Let us explain. Loophole: The loophole is found in the General Plan Land Use element for classifying certain new development. By […]

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Alert: More Housing May be Approved in Irvine’s Great Park

FivePoint is going before the Transportation Commission on Tuesday March 5th and the Planning Commission on Thursday March 7th with the request to build an additional 1,056 residential units above the approved 9,500 residential unit cap in the Great Park (Planning Area 51). Please come to the meetings and speak up for having a say […]

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12/06/18 – PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Present were:  Greg Smith (Shea), Dustin Nirschl (Fox), John Doung (Lalloway), Anthony Kuo (Wagner), and Patty Bartlett (Schott). Enhanced transparency and public participation with regards to development projects has arrived to Irvine The City of Irvine website now has an interactive map highlighting development projects across the city. Staff Report: The interactive development map is […]

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Finance Commission Agenda – Veterans Cemetery

Southern California Veterans Cemetery on the Finance Commission AgendaNovember 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 on […]

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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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