Irvine City Council 2016
“A Sustainable Future Now”
I will address our immediate needs (business, commerce, transportation, arts & culture, public health), as well as gain foresight into what our needs will be 20 – 50 years from now (renewable energy/resources, and sustainability) in order to build foundations to invite in a better future, not only for the current generations, but also for our future children that will inherit this land.”
Incentivize renewal energy and green tech for individuals, business, and industry; conserve natural resources, and maximize savings
Develop an arts district to promote local artists, performers, musical and theatre arts
Improve access to high quality, health promoting foods in schools for our children
Support and protect small businesses from displacement due to increased property values
Protect Irvine from aerial spraying of pesticides and other environmental | biological hazards
Safeguard pedestrians & bicyclists by enhancing existing infrastructure to promote active transit and reduce traffic density
Healthy People, Safe Environment, Robust Commerce, and Flourishing Arts
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Health & Vitality
“The healthiest city in America.”
- Expand the breadth of public health education via workshops and festivals
- Improve access to high quality, health promoting foods in local schools through partnerships with local farms
- Encourage urban gardening and food sourcing from local farms
- Reduce & substitute use of hazardous pesticides and chemicals in public / common spaces
- Cultivate active lifestyles through community parks and recreational equipment enhancements
- Leverage federal grants for healthy communities to fund these city-wide projects
- Establish community health centers for education, prevention, and awareness of alternative therapies
Arts & Education
“Knowledge and creativity are the keys to future innovation.”
- Energize programs in community theatre, arts, and crafts; preserve cultural and traditional heritage to celebrate diversity of the city
- Foster the growth of local artists and artisans to support a stronger arts community
- Seek a stronger symbiotic relationship with the University of California, Irvine for arts development and collaboration in the city
Social Equity & Activism
“Ensure the well-being of the vulnerable to protect the social resilience of the whole populace.”
- Support efforts in relieving families and individuals experiencing food insecurity in the city
- Active engagement in forming solutions to alleviate poverty and homelessness in the region
“Progress without sacrificing quality of life or the natural environment.”
- responsible development with awareness of human impact and quality of life
- promote sustainable transportation by investing in active transport infrastructure
- ensure pedestrian and bicycle safety through street innovations and active-centric planning policies
- future-proof the city’s master plan by maximizing green building standards and sourcing healthier sustainable materials
- create incentives for sustainable power generation and water conservation in the city
- anticipate infrastructure overload and prepare solutions to accommodate growth
“Conserve natural resources, protect the ecosystem, revitalize the environment through sustainable initiative.”
- promote sustainable systems and innovations (agricultural irrigation, consumer, commercial and business use) to support water conservation efforts
- use native plants throughout the city to decrease water consumption
- enhance programs in recycling and composting through public education and ease-of-access
Community & Collaboration
“An eco-system works in the greatest harmony when each part recognizes and embraces a common goal for the greater good.”
- Support local farms, farmer’s markets, and locally-sourced foods
- Support and protect the growth of small businesses in the city to preserve the diversity of goods and services
- Promote inter-agency (city, schools, police & fire departments) collaboration
Frequently Asked Questions
Which elections do I vote in?
You will be voting in the General Elections.
When is the voter registration deadline?
October 24, 2016. The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.
What is City Council?
The City of Irvine is a Charter City governed as a Council/Manager form of government.
The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and four City Council members who are elected at large by registered voters of the City. Councilmembers each serve a four-year term and the Mayor serves a two-year term. The City of Irvine has a two-term limit for elected
Elections are held even numbered years on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
In the Council/Manager form of government, the City Council, as the elected body, adopts legislation, sets policy, adjudicates issues and establishes the budget of the City. The City Manager is charged with the duty of implementing City Council policy and laws as the administering head of the government.
The City Council appoints volunteers to serve on various advisory boards, commission and committees. Each Councilmember and the Mayor, may serve as representatives on intergovernmental and regional boards, commissions and committees as part of their elected capacity.
Councilmembers and the Mayor are directly accountable to the electorate and must constantly balance the views of individuals and groups with the needs of the entire community.
Ian Daelucian for Irvine City Council 2016 #1386434
Address: PO Box 17712, Irvine, CA 92623
Phone: (949) 954-0336
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Countdown to Election Day: November 8th, 2016
Build a community that protects the well-being of the 7th generation to come.Iroquois Wisdom