• September 15, 2019
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4/23/19 Great Park Board Meeting – New Board Chair and Bee & Bosque Opening

Directors present: Christina Shea Melissa Fox Farrah Khan Anthony Kuo One of our resident’s discussing the Great Park and the planning process: Newly Elected Chair of Great Park Board Director Farrah Khan was unanimously elected Chairwoman of the Great Park Corporation Board. The Great Park Board meets before the City Council meeting on the fourth Tuesday […]

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At-Large Citizens on Great Park Board?

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Great Park Board Meeting – State Veterans Cemetery & Natural History Museum

Directors Present: Mayor Wagner Councilmember Shea Councilmember Fox Councilmember Khan Councilmember Kuo Does anybody know what the plans are for the Great Park? Do you feel there’s a lack of community involvement? Jeanne Baran talks about the lack of transparency in the planning & design of the Great Park: At the 3/26 Great Park Board […]

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Our Next Mayor Off to a Great Start – Loophole Closed!

“It’s double dipping to me… it should either be additive or density bonus” — not both. – Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea brought a motion to close the loophole that enabled developers to “double dip” on additive and density bonus incentives. Councilmember Farrah Khan seconded […]

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3/18/19 – Finance Commission Meeting Highlights

Commissioners present: Dale Cheema (Khan) Tanja Fournier (Kuo) Roger Sievers (Fox) Jim Shute (Shea) Russell Stein (Wagner) Orange County Great Park:    The financial plan for the Great Park was reviewed in detail. The Park operates using three funds which collect revenues and disburse money. Expenditures for the last 3 years have exceeded revenues. Revenues […]

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More Housing in the Great Park: A Done Deal…Unless You Act!

On March 7th, the Planning Commission unanimously approved an amendment to the FivePoint Master Affordable Housing Plan. This approval results in a green light for FivePoint to build an extra 1,056 more market-rate residential units for a total of 10,556 residential homes in the Great Park Neighborhoods. Despite the meetings’ Public Speakers expressing concerns over traffic, […]

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The Great Park: The Bee and Bosque

What are the current plans for the GREAT PARK?  In this video from the Great Park Executive Director John Russo, he talks about six items: The American Museum of Natural History paid our City a visit The GP Ice Facility will have a grand opening City staff are in Sacramento this week to identify Veterans […]

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2/19/19 – Transportation Commission Meeting Highlights

Present were: Carrie O’Malley (Wagner),Christine Knowland (Kuo), Ken Montgomery (Fox), Steve Greenberg (Shea), and Rose Casey (temporarily Khan). Vista Verde School traffic safety enhancements are planned Staff report by Tran Tran: There will be High Visibility crosswalks, more school traffic signs and 2 lanes inbound into the school property to improve traffic during drop off […]

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2/12/19 – City Council Meeting Highlights

Present were: Mayor Wagner and Council Members Farrah Khan, Anthony Kuo, Christina Shea and Melissa Fox. Barclay Theatre to enlarge program to make room for community and UCI shows and performances Irvine Barclay Theatre, a non-profit that receives city funding, presented a report for the purpose of transparency.  Report by Jerry Mandel, Barclay Theatre President: […]

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11/19/2018 Finance Commission Meeting Report: Finance Commission Punts on Veteran Cemetery Recommendation

Direction Given to Irvine Commissions to Review Two Possible Veteran Cemetery Sites At the July 10, 2018 city council meeting, Mayor Wagner presented a memo that gave each of the Irvine commissions directions on what information to provide to the city council regarding placing the Southern California Veterans Cemetery (SCVC) at the original site know […]

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