Tag Archive for Great Park

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…

The LA Times weighs in on the Great Park; Urges Caution

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The Los Angeles Times editorial page offered this opinion in today’s pages, a striked contrast to the OC Register’s cheerleading for the FivePoints developers who stand to make millions of dollars off the extra land for homes in exchange for building the park. My gripe with the developers is pretty simple; I don’t want to…

Next Steps for the Solar Decathlon

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TheLiberalOC is pleased to publish this essay from Professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University.  Without Professor Smoller’s vision, Orange County’s Great Park would never had hosted the recently held Solar Decathlon in the first place. Future planning for the hugely successful solar decathlon and XPO requires ambitious and innovative thinking, followed by bold action. In case…

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…