Larry Agran

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Larry Agran
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Irvine City Council
In office
1978-1982, 1984-86, 1998-2000, and 2004-Present
Term ends
Years in position 10
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1978
Next general2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Irvine
1982-1984, 1986-1990, and 2000-2004
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
J.D.Harvard University Law School
Office website
Campaign website
Larry Agran is a member of the Irvine, California City Council. He was first elected to the council in 1978. His first term of service lasted until 1982, while his second and third terms lasted respectively from 1984-86 and 1998-2000. Agran was reelected to city council in 2004. He also served as Mayor of Irvine at different times: 1982-1984, 1986-1990, and 2000-2004.[1]


Agran holds a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Harvard University Law School. His professional experience includes working as a legal counsel to California State Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Agran highlighted the following issues:[2]

Open space

  • Excerpt: "Open space preserved in perpetuity — as it is in Irvine — can be a powerful safeguard against the encroachment of uncontrolled growth and development. Open Space has inherent value for all of us. It provides balance in our planned community. And it should serve as a reminder of our ethical and environmental responsibilities as well: We are not here to conquer the land — we are here to be wise stewards of the land for the long-term benefit of humanity."

Growth and development

  • Excerpt: "The City Council has ample legal authority to restore our Irvine General Plan and reassert control over growth and development in Irvine. Specifically, a new Mayor and pro-resident City Council should adopt “slow growth” policies, beginning with a moratorium — or “time-out” — on the issuance of building permits for large tracts of new houses and apartment complexes. This moratorium should be followed by adoption of a comprehensive Growth Control Ordinance that sets a specific annual limit on the number of new houses and apartments that can be built, ensuring that schools and infrastructure improvements and all public services are in place in advance of new growth. Our goal should be to fortify our commitment to good planning by controlling growth and development in ways that preserve and even enhance our quality of life in Irvine."



See also: Irvine, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Irvine, California will hold elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014. If an eligible incumbent did not file by August 8, 2014, the filing period was extended to 5:00 p.m. August 13, 2014.[3] Incumbents Larry Agran and Jeffrey Lalloway will face Evan Chemers, Melissa Fox and Lynn Schott. All Irvine city council candidates are elected at-large. The two candidates with the most votes are declared the winners.[4]



In 2014, Agran's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • The Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Irvine Community Views and News

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