Irvine City Councilman Jeffrey Lalloway last week launched a new website designed to give locals a glimpse into the inner workings of city government.
"It's a way for me to encourage the people of Irvine to get more involved with their local government as issues come up," Lalloway said. "Local government has the greatest impact on our daily lives, and I think people need to be knowledgeable about what happens so that when things come up they can voice their support or opposition, or even just understand it."
Lalloway is the first Irvine council member to use a blog to connect with the community.
The site, jefflalloway.com, includes a blog as well as a sign-up form for an e-mail blast and a biography of Lalloway.