• April 23, 2019
  •  

Articles

Building on the ARDA Site: It Will Happen Whether You Want It or Not?

Consider the recent election in Irvine. The most contentious issue: measure B to approve the relocation of the Veterans cemetery from the ARDA site to the Strawberry fields. The greatest proponent of this measure was the developer company FivePoint who stood to gain greatly from the relocation as they would buy the land on the […]

Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 5)

Here is part 5: “I supported Measure B because I believed it…it would reduce traffic congestion by restricting future development at the strawberry fields.” A person might argue that she could not work on measure D because her time was spent instead on measure B. On this measure, she mobilized her supporters including her spouse. […]

The City – Land Trust Breakup

We do not want to exaggerate our troubles with the Irvine Community Land Trust nor with the city council members Fox and Shea appointed to serve on the land trust board and represent the city’s interests. But despite having at least $5.2 million of city dollars invested in the land trust, the operating rules between […]

Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 4)

Here is part 4: “As an Irvine City Councilmember, I also voted against Measure D.” First, some background is needed. Measure D was proposed by Mayor Wagner and was an attempt to remove Irvine citizens’ right to petition to stop housing construction projects. Presumably, it would only apply if the project was a fiscal benefit […]

6/7/18 Planning Commission Agenda Item Notes

Agenda Item relating to Irvine’s General Plan Update The Goal and Mission of Irvine’s General Plan is to establish goals, priorities, policies and procedures for Irvine Development. Last General Plan was created in 1999.  The General Plan is supposed to be updated every 10 years, and Irvine is almost 20 years behind in updating the […]

Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 3)

Here is Part 3: “Developers spent millions of dollars trying to defeat me in the last election, and no doubt will do so again.” It is true that she ran as someone opposed to runaway development and was attacked by developers in the 2016 City Council election. But soon after her election, she experienced some […]