Tag Archive for Christina Shea

FivePoint Gets Their Way

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The Irvine City Council caved last night and made a developer super rich. FivePoint got a 3-2 vote after additional concessions that really amount to a drop in the bucket from the city council.

Emile Haddad seeks your questions; here’s a few

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Tonight’s Irvine City Council meeting will address an artificial deadline for the city council to accept a proposal from FivePoint Communities with what seems to be the largest hostile takeover of public land in OC history.  The pressure by Republicans on Jeff Lalloway to vote yes on the project before all of the details are…

Great Park Foresnic Auditor Still Hasn’t Submitted Questions in Writing to Contractor

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We reported that the auditor for the Great Park Foresnic Audit, HSNO of Costa Mesa, has failed to provided timely reports on the status of their promised four-month contract and received an extension of nearly two-and-a-half months because they didn’t contract the Park’s two largest contractors until a week before the report was due.  TheLiberalOC…

Critical Irvine Planning Commission Meeting Tonight

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Irvine is the best planned city in Orange County. Sure, there are many nice cities, and lovely coastal towns, but when it comes to the combination of great planning, great schools and public safety, Irvine wins hands down. That’s why I live here. People often ask why I support Beth Krom and Larry Agran.  My…

Is the Fix in for the “Build the Great Park Now” Effort?

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Hot off the press, this email from Matt Smith, the president of the Irvine Democratic Club, urging Irvine Democrats to attend a special Planning Commission meeting regarding a faux grassroots group called “Build the Great Park Now” that seems more intent on turning the Great Park into a massive sports complex instead of the master…

Gavin Huntley-Fenner to Step Down from IUSD School Board

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Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an Irvine Unified School Trustee for nine years, is resigning from the board citing increased demands on his time from his very successful consulting business. Here’s the announcement from IUSD followed by excerpts from Huntley-Fenner’s comments: “Many of you will recognize that I have always aspired to be a highly visible and hands-on…

Updates on Great Park Forensic Audit MIA

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  The forensic audit of the Great Park in Irvine has been underway since mid-June and is scheduled for completion by October 16, 2013 according to the contract between the City of Irvine and HSNO of Costa Mesa with the auditor promising to provide updates when the project was 25 percent completed, 50 percent completed…