A Leader We Can Trust.
The Experience We Need.
Why I’m Running
PROTECT OUR CITY
The most immediate challenge our City faces is the Coronavirus pandemic. Our current Mayor and City Council have been caught unprepared and apparently incapable of producing a credible, comprehensive plan to protect our residents and businesses. How can it be that our City — home to a world-class research university — isn’t collaborating with UCI to implement the best possible protective public health policies?
If I am elected to the City Council, I will provide the experienced leadership and strategic drive essential to getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control in Irvine. I will do whatever it takes to get City Hall moving with the immediate implementation of a truly comprehensive, City-organized testing and contact-tracing program.
I’ve prepared a plan — written in the form of an official Irvine City Council Resolution — to address the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 here in Irvine. To read my resolution, click here.
Over the last decade, the City Council majority has taken millions of dollars in campaign support from land developers, funneled through “dark money” political committees.
And what have those contributions bought? A City Council that rubber-stamps developer proposals to build thousands upon thousands of new houses and apartments, resulting in horrendous traffic, failing intersections, overcrowded classrooms, and overburdened infrastructure.
If I am elected, I will lead the fight for the Council to restore our Irvine Master Plan and reassert control over growth and development in Irvine.
HONOR VOTERS & VETERANS
Since 2014, Irvine voters have repeatedly expressed their strong support for a beautiful State-funded and State-operated Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the Great Park. Ignoring voters, the current Council majority has tried to derail the Veterans Cemetery project, replacing it with massive development projects.
If I am elected, I will be working on behalf of the citizens of Irvine, not huge corporate developers. I will fight to make sure that the policies coming out of City Hall are focused on improving the lives of Irvine residents, not increasing a developer’s bottom-line.
I’ve prepared a plan — written in the form of an official Irvine City Council Resolution — to address how we immediately begin building our long-promised Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery on the ARDA site at the Great Park. To read my plan, click here.
I’m an Air Force veteran and a retired urban planner who has supported Larry Agran since his first Council race in 1978. For decades, Larry has stood up to the developers for the better interests of Irvine citizens.
That’s why developers have spent millions in vicious attack ads against him. They know what I know — Larry Agran can’t be bought and he can’t be bossed!
I just graduated from Northwood High School and will be a first-time voter this fall.
I am excited to be supporting Larry Agran for Irvine City Council, because I know he will fight for the issues that matter most to my generation — protecting the environment, creating affordable housing, promoting social justice, and supporting education. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Larry!
Dr. Kev Abazajian
As Mayor, Larry partnered with Nobel Prize-winning scientists at UCI to create the nation’s first municipal ordinance to eliminate chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting chemicals. When other cities, states, and countries followed Irvine’s lead, the United Nations presented Irvine with an award for its contributions to global environmental protection.
The threats to our city from Covid-19 and climate change make it more important than ever to have Larry’s vision and leadership back on the City Council!
As the president of a homeowners association in Turtle Rock, I know how important it was to the quality of life for all Irvine residents that Larry Agran led and successfully won the battle against a commercial airport.
One of the proposed flight paths was over South Irvine. Larry’s leadership protected homeowner property values in our HOA, and secured a Great Park for future generations.
Mary Ann Gaido
I cannot wait to cast my vote for Larry Agran for Irvine City Council! He’s responsible for permanently preserving the thousands of acres of Open Space that surround our city.
In this election, we need to be sure the people we elect are on our side. Larry has a decades-long record of drafting policies that put Irvine families first. That’s why we need Larry Agran back on the City Council.
As Chair of the Build the Great Park Veterans Cemetery committee, I can tell you that Larry Agran is the only candidate running for Council who has worked with our committee. He’s been with us every step of the way!
In fact, it was Larry who won unanimous approval for the project back in 2014 when he was last on the Council. And it was Larry who wrote our citizens’ initiative that 19,790 Irvine residents signed. That’s why I trust Larry Agran to get the job done!
The Solar Decathlon, an award-winning design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, had been held over a 10-year period on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
In 2013 and again in 2015, Larry Agran’s bold, visionary leadership, brought the event to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. Each event was a huge success, drawing thousands of visitors and highlighting Irvine’s commitment to excellence in education, innovation, and community engagement.
Henry & Mary King
We have known Larry Agran for more than three decades. We’re voting for him because we have seen his “get-it-done” work ethic firsthand.
Irvine desperately needs the experience Larry will bring to the Council. We have no doubt he’ll get us back on track and help correct the many mistakes made by the current Council during the COVID-19 crisis.
I live in north Irvine. I’ve been a resident for 48 years, and work as a real estate broker in town. I’m voting for Larry Agran for City Council because I know his record and I trust his leadership.
Larry led the effort to defeat the County Supervisors’ scheme to build a huge, noisy airport — El Toro International Airport — right here in Irvine. With his leadership, we all won! By defeating the airport, Larry Agran protected Irvine’s quality of life…and our property values.
I’m voting for Larry Agran for Irvine City Council because he has always demonstrated the courage to stand up for what’s right…for all of us!
As Mayor of Irvine, Larry enacted Orange County’s first Human Rights Ordinance — barring discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations on the basis of race, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
I met Larry Agran 40 years ago at an event honoring HOA presidents here in Irvine. Although I retired from my own high tech company years ago, Larry continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of Irvine. He has a passion for public service and is committed to returning normalcy to our local government.
I have never met a more honest and dedicated public servant. Larry has always championed policies that improve the quality of life for all of us. If given the opportunity, Larry will restore integrity and commonsense to City Hall. That’s why I encourage my fellow Irvine residents to join me in voting for him.
I’ve known Larry Agran for decades. He never backs down from a seemingly impossible goal, if he’s convinced that it’s for Irvine’s good.
Larry not only moves mountains, he involves himself in the minutia of running a city. He makes it a point to know and listen to as many people as possible, so that he can build a strong team. No project is too small, and no resident or their needs is too insignificant. Our city requires dramatic changes to get us back on track. Larry Agran can get us there!