• aristotle

    This is a great, well-designed and sponsored senior housing development that is needed for seniors to remain in Orange County. I don’t think that the bocce ball crowd will be too boisterous. This project gives the neighbors the quietest possible project for that site and they should cheer the development for how it will ensure quiet and make the neighborhood much safer. It would be hard to find a development that would create a lesser traffic count. It will and should be approved … unanimously!

  • LFOldTimer

    I see the Dioceses have dollar signs in their eyes and see a way to make a nice profit at the expense of the residents who bought property in a particular neighborhood for the peace, quiet and tranquil atmosphere. Don’t tell me that a rest home that size won’t invite unwanted noise. traffic and commotion. Especially a 3-story rest home. We didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday. For awhile I attended mass at a Catholic church that caters to old people. One day I was thirsty and asked where I could find a drink of water. I was told the Church had no drinking fountain. I was stunned. A drinking fountain would likely cost no more than a couple grand. I guess they just let the old people dehydrate while coaxing them to donate a million dollars to convert the old Crystal Cathedral into the Christ Cathedral in GG? Oh, and the OC Business Council publication reported that the mastermind of all this, Bill Campbell, happens to be a civic leader in the Catholic Church and is active on numerous boards and committtees therein. ha. What a coincidence, eh? So I just read that the County Planning Commission supported the Catholic rest home today and it’s going back to the supes for a vote. I sure hope for the sake of decency that they strike it down. But my hopes aren’t high. In the end politics generally win, not civility or decency.

  • David Zenger

    I don’t know what this looks like now, but the last design was for a three story building with earth piled up against the ground floor walls to try to make it look like a two story building.

    Then of course, there was the spot zoning scam pulled by Bill Campbell.

    There was a lot of disingenuous stuff going on.

    • Rivett

      Is this the Manny Padilla who helped Bill Campbell run for Assembly? Why yes it is.

      The fear of other unanticipated and unwanted uses in North Tustin is completely justified, since it is now clear that no agreement and no Specific Plan is sacrosanct. Years of uncertainty and litigation can result from a single Supervisor’s whim, just as they have.

      There is so much more that could be said about this, but the first order of business is to have Supervisor Spitzer and the BoS can this project next month.

      • David Zenger

        Bill Campbell projects in the 3rd District had/have a rather disturbing way of never dying.

        What bothered me most about Campbell was his two-faced routine – as he gutted specific plans for the benefit of individual projects. Of course the County planning staff was completely devoid of professional standards and did whatever they were told by the CEO. The logical and linguistic gymnastics these people went through to justify Campbell’s desires was pretty bad.