• February 20, 2019
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Development

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 […]

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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 […]

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IRVINE’S BATTLE FOR TRANSPARENCY

The Irvine Community Land Trust (CLT) recently approved sweeping changes to its corporation bylaws, drastically changing how they will operate- including no longer following the legal requirements of the Brown Act. The purpose of the Brown Act is to avoid secrecy in government.  Our Irvine Community Land Trust was established by the City of Irvine in 2006 […]

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Sterling Dental Plaza

The proposed Sterling Dental Plaza zoning change and amended development plan for Woodbridge is designed to replace a 1 story 16,015 square foot building with a 2 story 46,800 square foot office building constructed over a parking lot for additional parking.  This project is totally out of compliance with the Woodbridge Village general plan which […]

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Who’s behind “Yes on C” and “Yes on D”?

Who’s behind the Yes on C and Yes on D? Do you know? Try looking through the contribution report for who is funding measures C and D. We found this on the Irvine City Clerk site. (How to get public documents for Irvine campaign finance) Building Industry of Southern California on Figueroa Street in LA is […]

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Development Projects that Concern Irvine Residents

1)    Parkview Center – Planning Commission Approved University and Michelson already at an extremely poor level of service and yet we are expected to absorb MORE traffic! – Only and “access study” was done not a full traffic analysis 24 hour convenience store with alcohol NO TRAFFIC REPORT available to the public ahead of the meeting […]

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