Tag Archive for Great Park

Happy Birthday Larry Agran

The man those on the right love to hate is celebrating a birthday today.  Democrats who support him are sometimes accused of “blind loyalty” but it’s hardly the case.  I met Larry Agran in 1998 when he was touting the Millenium Plan and a commercial airport at El Toro was still a very real possibility.…

State of the Great Park Address this Thursday

I plan on going!  See you there. 2009 STATE OF THE GREAT PARK ADDRESS When: Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:00 AM Where: Irvine City Hall (corner of Harvard and Alton) Light reception at 10:00 AM, presentation at 11:00 AM. For those who can not attend, the presentation will be telecast on Channel 30 and streaming…

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Shea/Choi on Great Park CEO Search

An interesting opinion by an appeals court judge, which basically says that two parties who settle a dispute one of those parties is entitled to reimbursement of legal fees.  Huh?  I think the decision should be appealed because it frankly discourages settlements and encourages more costly litigation through the courts. From Sean Emery’s story in…

Local Budgets Approved: with somewhat different approaches

The cities of Anaheim and Irvine approved their budgets for next fiscal year on Tuesday. Each city took similar approached to address projected shortfalls in revenue and public service needs with one Mayor vowing to travel to Sacramento to resist state efforts to raid city revenues. Two reports from Wednesdays’s Orange County Register… Irvine OKs $145…