• Jacki Livingston

    You had better have a lot more behind you than what is right and moral with this Board. Money…that’s all they care about. Write a bigger check than the other side, and you will prevail.

  • Rivett

    I’m Catholic, and nearer to AARP eligibility than I care to mention, and Mr. Milligan’s crocodile tears about “seniors”, the “Church’s mission” and “the community” sicken me.

    If this project fit beautifully with the residential character of North Tustin, it wouldn’t have required a new (spot) zoning category, created from thin air and existing nowhere else, to make it happen.

    I read elsewhere at Bill Campbell’s ‘shock’ at what was happening, so clearly even now he either fails to realize, or refuses to care, that everything that is happening is a result of his own disastrous tenure in office.

    It is not often that the Board of Supervisors does something noble, and I am truly grateful to Supervisor Spitzer for doing whatever he can to put things right.

    • Jacki Livingston

      Since when should anyone…and I mean ANYONE…give a tiny rat’s behind about “residential character”? If you buy a house, you bought the HOUSE. Period. You don’t get to dictate every freaking thing that goes up or down in that entire neighborhood. What kind of speshul snowflake politics is that? We need affordable housing in the OC for families, for seniors and for our homeless veterans, This is nothing more than NIMBY, and the stench is ridiculous. Spitzer would sell his mama to a traveling circus, for a bit of good press and a campaign donation. That doesn’t make it right or noble. The fact is, the rest of the world does not need to be like Irvine. I am not a Catholic, I am AARP eligible, and I side with the Church on this one. The overpriviliged mindset of homeowners in the OC has to change. You want to pay a million five for a cracker box that you can look into your neighbor’s bathroom from your bedroom window? That is on you. But buying a home does not give you license to rule over the domain. In short, North Tustin? Get over yourselves.

      • Rivett

        So much axe grinding. If after everything that has been written about this, your key take away is that homeowners who oppose this are jerks, then so be it.

        • Jacki Livingston

          No…that is what I have seen for forty years in the big OC. Everyone thinks that because they paid ridiculous prices for substandard real estate, they should be able to rule the planet. WRONG! You get to rule your home. End of list.

        • Jacki Livingston

          Oh, and try Oklahoma. Where I grew up, in Slick? You can get ten acres fenced with a four bedroom house, complete with basement and barn for forty grand. What people pay here is a joke…a sad, pathetic joke…and they are too blind to see it.

  • David Zenger

    Mr. Milligan, you omitted to inform your readers that the project was rammed through a completely supine planning department at the behest of Mr. Bill Campbell, former 3rd District Supervisor and approved by the Board under the noxious practice known as “district prerogative.”

    As a County Planning Commissioner from 2003-2010 I witnessed this behavior from Campbell time and time again throughout his district. I assure you that our commission would not have approved the 2011 re-write of the North Tustin Specific Plan that made your project possible; nor would we have been duped by the three story building masquerading as two by piling earth up against the parking level.

    The original proposal was not only an example of “spot zoning” it might have stood for a textbook case and was rightly seen as such by the lower court. The Court of Appeals, of course, got it wrong as they almost always do – siding with the government in most things.