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Larry Agran has served on the Irvine City Council for more than 20 years, including 10 years as Mayor.  The policies Larry drafted and secured approval for literally changed Irvine forever.

Under Larry’s leadership, the City:

  • Strengthened Irvine’s Master Plan by instituting growth control policies
  • Preserved more than 10,000 acres of Open Space which will remain forever free of development
  • Drafted and passed Orange County’s first Human Rights Ordinance
  • Became the first city in the nation to ban CFCs and other ozone-depleting chemicals
  • Built our beautiful Community Parks system
  • Established Irvine’s Curbside Recycling Program
  • Defeated the County’s proposed El Toro International Airport. Our victory not only protected Irvine’s quality of life but also our property values.
  • Established thousands of attractive affordable housing units
  • Brought diversity & the nation’s highest standards to our Police Department
  • Balanced every City budget (without raising taxes)
  • Established Irvine’s “Rainy Day” Contingency Fund with tens of millions of dollars in reserves

Raised in Southern California, Larry attended Harvard Law School, where he specialized in public interest law. He and his wife Phyllis and their young son, Ken, moved to Irvine in 1973 so that Phyllis could attend UCI Medical School.

Larry has served on the Irvine City Council for more than 20 years, including 10 years as Mayor of Irvine.

While on the Council, Larry pioneered policies to strengthen the Irvine Master Plan by instituting growth control policies, establishing affordable housing, drafting & implementing the County’s first Human Rights Ordinance, successfully stopping an airport, and winning public approval of a sweeping Open Space Preservation plan — setting aside more than 10,000 acres of wilderness in a natural open space preserve that surrounds the City and will remain forever free of development.

Larry and Phyllis continue to live in the same modest University Park home they purchased in 1976. Their son, Ken, and daughter-in-law Kerrie reside in West Irvine with their two children, Morgan and Benjamin.

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Larry’s Priorities

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PROTECT OUR CITY

As we emerge from the latest surge of Covid-19, it’s clear that Irvine desperately needs to do what 2,800 other American cities have done: We need to create our own Public Health Department.

Think how much better off we would have been if we had been prepared for the pandemic with our own City of Irvine Public Health Department to augment State and County services.

In addition to helping our Irvine businesses, we could have hired more school nurses so that Irvine could meet the nationally recognized standard of one school nurse per school. (We currently have only about half that number.)

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SHUT THE ASPHALT PLANT DOWN

We must pay special attention to improving air quality in Irvine — beginning with north Irvine where we must use our City’s ample legal authority to shut down the All American Asphalt plant and relocate it to a safer, more remote location.

The asphalt plant spews noxious and toxic chemicals in the air every day, including two known human carcinogens (formaldehyde and benzene).

The asphalt plant’s continued operation in Irvine is simply incompatible with good air quality and our Irvine quality of life.

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HONOR VOTERS & VETERANS

We must actually start building — yes, clear the land and start constructing — the big, beautiful voter-approved park honoring our veterans at the edge of the Great Park in north Irvine.

This long-promised Memorial Park will include trees, trails, and memorial gardens … with installations and exhibits that honor the history of service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families.

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