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Harvey Liss: Reflections on Irvine Planning Commission Partisanship

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I just completed a one-year stint as a City of Irvine Planning Commissioner, having been appointed by former Councilmember Larry Agran who lost his re-election to the City Council to the detriment of all the residents and working population of Irvine. I’ve known Larry for years, and he has been a major force, along with continuing Councilmember Beth Krom, for the public interest of all of Irvine’s residents.

How Transparent is Orange City Government?

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While the big news last Tuesday night was the Irvine City Council meeting on the future of the Great Park, in Orange, a press conference in front of Orange City Hall designed as a last ditch effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Tita Smith into placing former Planning Commissioner Michael Merino back on…

Is the Fix in for the “Build the Great Park Now” Effort?

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Hot off the press, this email from Matt Smith, the president of the Irvine Democratic Club, urging Irvine Democrats to attend a special Planning Commission meeting regarding a faux grassroots group called “Build the Great Park Now” that seems more intent on turning the Great Park into a massive sports complex instead of the master…