• August 14, 2022
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Opinion: Tammy Kim Kills Opportunity to Expand City Council Despite Campaign Promise

Irvine City Councilmember Tammy Kim once campaigned on expanding the size of City Council. Kim’s campaign platform highlighted efforts to support Veterans in Irvine, stop All American Asphalt pollution, and passionate pleas to expand the size of Council. She has failed at delivering on all three issues. [For more background, read, Opinion: District Elections and […]

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Opinion: District Elections and Council Expansion Back on the Agenda. Will The Council Let the Voters Decide?

A motion to expand the size of the City Council and adopt District Elections will be voted on at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. If the motion passes, Irvine voters will see these issues on the November ballot. While a majority of the Councilmembers stated support for expanding the size of the City Council in 2020, […]

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After Over A Year of Public Outcry and Over 15 Items Denied on the City Council Agenda, “Rule of 2” Is Rescinded. District Elections and All American Asphalt Agendized.

“Rule of 2” Revoked The controversial “Rule of 2” agenda-setting policy has been the bane of numerous Irvine residents for the past year and a half. This “Rule of 2” policy was used to deny over 15 requests to agendize everything from recognizing October as Children’s Environmental Health Month to a comprehensive discussion on the […]

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Agenda-Setting “Rule of 2” Policy To Become Even More Restrictive Under Tammy Kim’s Proposal

Don’t be fooled by Irvine Councilmember Tammy Kim’s proposed change to the “Rule of Two”, the policy that requires at least one other councilmember to second a proposed item in order for it to be placed on the city agenda. It is no secret that councilmembers Tammy Kim, Mike Carroll, Anthony Kuo and Mayor Farrah […]

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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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Voice of OC – Irvine City Council Looks To Limit Mayoral Power Ahead of Election

Voice of OC – Irvine City Council Looks To Limit Mayoral Power Ahead of Election By Noah Biesiada Irvine City Councilmembers are set to discuss asking city voters if they want to cut back the mayor’s power in the next election, potentially changing the position to a more ceremonial role. Currently, Irvine residents vote separately […]

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A Seat at the Table: City Council Members Favor Campaign Contributors in Appointments to Commissions and Committees

“I am proud that our anti-nepotism ordinance expansion passed during tonight’s city council meeting. This is about closing loopholes in our existing anti-nepotism policy. The purpose of our commissions is to have a broad variety of voices and I want to ensure that those who are not related to us also have a seat at […]

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City Council Greenlights Complex Workforce Housing Deals

On separate 3-1 votes, the Irvine City Council approved proposals to acquire the Toscana and Royce apartment complexes in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) for use as middle-income “workforce housing,” giving staff a green light to negotiate the final details of the still-unfinished deals. Mayor Farrah Khan, Vice Mayor Anthony Kuo and Tammy Kim voted […]

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Ethical Lines Blurred or Crossed? Councilmember Tammy Kim’s Conflict of Interest?

The Irvine Watchdog started a new series titled, Ethical Lines Blurred or Crossed, presenting real life situations that our city has or is facing pertaining to our current City Councilmembers, and then asking our readers to be the judge. The first article was regarding Councilmember Mike Carroll’s misappropriation of tax dollars. This article will take […]

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Something Old, Something New, and Something Different for the 2022 Great Park Board Elections

Mayor Khan and Councilmember Carroll: 2022 Great Park Chair and Vice Chair, respectively The Great Park Board consists of five directors. These directors are also the five Irvine City Councilmembers. However, this was not always the case. At one time the Great Park Board consisted of nine directors: four independent members as well as the […]

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