A Leader We Can Trust.
The Experience We Need.
Why I’m Running
While Larry is a proven environmental leader, he also believes strongly in protecting Irvine taxpayers and electricity ratepayers. That’s why Larry is the only candidate running for Mayor who has spoken out against the forced enrollment of all Irvine businesses and households in the disastrous Orange County Power Authority (OCPA).
As Larry has stated: “To force every Irvine resident and business into a new, more expensive electricity plan without a vote of the people is flat-out wrong!”
Larry has been raising red flags about OCPA since rejoining the Council in late 2020. Since that time, a scathing Orange County Grand Jury report has been released along with a County and State audit. All three investigations revealed gross mismanagement, deception, and financial instability at OCPA.
As Irvine’s Mayor, Larry will get our City back on track. He will implement policies that ensure we meet the City’s ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2030 — without gouging Irvine residents and business owners.
BUILD THE GATEWAY PRESERVE
As Irvine’s Mayor in 1988, Larry worked alongside our City’s residents to pass an historic ballot initiative that preserved more than 10,000 acres of Open Space for families to enjoy, forever free from development.
Since re-joining the City Council in late 2020, Larry has once again joined forces with Irvine residents. Through their work, the City is on-track to shut down a dangerous asphalt plant in north Irvine and restore the land to its natural form.
The “Gateway Preserve” will provide new recreational and environmental opportunities to connect Irvine residents to tens of thousands of acres of open space.
As Irvine’s Mayor, Larry will make sure that our City continues to be a beacon of environmental stewardship through thoughtful planning and citizen involvement.
HONOR VOTERS & VETERANS
Through sheer determination and proven leadership, construction of the big, beautiful voter-endorsed park honoring our veterans at the edge of the Great Park in north Irvine is finally underway!
As a citizen, Larry drafted the ballot initiative — which was signed by nearly 20,000 Irvine residents and adopted by a previous City Council — that legally designates the 125-acre “ARDA” site on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station as our City’s Veterans Memorial Park.
This long-promised Veterans 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.
Dr. Kevin Lien
I live in north Irvine and I support Larry Agran because he is the only member of the City Council who has shown a genuine interest in helping families like mine who are dealing with the effects of a toxic asphalt plant in our neighborhood.
From the time he took office in December 2020, Larry has called on the City to take immediate legal action to relocate the plant out of Irvine, in a safe, remote area far away from homes.
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!
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!
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 brings to the Council. We have no doubt he’ll get us back on track and help correct the many mistakes made during the COVID-19 crisis.
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 threat of climate change makes it more important than ever to have Larry’s vision and leadership continue on the City Council!
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 to remain on the City Council.
I live in north Irvine. I’ve been a resident for nearly 50 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.
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.