• May 23, 2019
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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 […]

Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Public Statement (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my response to councilwoman Fox’s recent statement to Irvine residents:   “As an Irvine City Councilmember, I have not voted for a single new entitlement or approved any new construction.” Unfortunately, this statement is inaccurate. Consider the following minutes from a regular City Council meeting on April 25th of last […]

Can developers game the system with invalid traffic studies?

I attended the 6/7/18 Planning Commission meeting. During this meeting, a development plan was presented for replacing parking places in a busy commercial center located at Main and MacArthur with a gas station and a 24 hour 7-Eleven. According to the traffic study presented for the project, the change of use for this property would […]

Actions Speak Louder: Taking Issue with Councilwoman Fox’s Statement (Part 1)

On June 12th, Irvine residents received a statement from councilwoman Melissa Fox discussing the last election and proclaiming her views. While her statement is articulate, I believe it is misleading. To understand why, consider the following key sentences from what she said compared with what she did the past few years. “The clear message sent […]

Irvine’s General Plan Update Depends on YOU

Irvine’s General Plan update is 20 years behind schedule.  This should come at no surprise given that there are no apparent consequences of approving development projects that are inconsistent with the General Plan Provisions.  The General Plan is the citizens “blueprint” for development; the guide to achieving our vision for the City. As Commissioner Smith stated […]