• Huh

    Just as San Clemente opposes the Toll Road extension through their city, we in Irvine oppose the county’s plans to muck up Irvine. We will fight this, and win, and then the County will have wasted a lot of money that could have gone elsewhere.

  • Cynthia Ward

    Works for me. If Irvine wants to limit the property to institutional/government use, Shawn Nelson has been advocating for the use of County property for the homeless for a long time. Let’s get to work. Dumping the entire County’s homeless population onto Anaheim and Orange is unacceptable. Time to share the responsibility. When would y’all like the FEMA trailers delivered?

    • John Claxton

      A homeless camp and or a new county jail facility or juvenile hall facility will go up if the county loses in court.

  • Dean Hawley

    You know who makes all the money on these lawsuits, petitions, and initiatives? The greedy corporate executives and lawyers. Know who loses and does not get affordable housing? The citizens.

    • LFOldTimer

      The rich foreign nationals won’t tolerate working class Americans living in their neighborhoods. Just like they won’t tolerate our vets buried at the ARDA site. The developers work to please the rich foreigners. The electeds work to please their sugar daddies, the wealthy developers. The working class American citizen is the lowest priority here. It all flows downhill. But at the start of the government meetings you’ll see all of the fake patriots place their hands over their hearts and pledge allegiance to the Flag.

  • Harvey Liss

    It’s truly ironic, and sad, that the Irvine City Council, in a 3-2 vote (the 2 votes are Councilmembers Jeff Lalloway and Lynn Schott in vehement opposition) supports conversion of 125 acres of the Great Park at its north end to commercial development, but all vehemently oppose, in a 5-0 vote, commercial development on a 108-acre property at the south end of the Great Park. I just want to point out that FivePoint Communities would own (or control) the 125-acre property at the north end (had the Veterans Cemetery Referendum Petition not stopped the “land swap,” so far), but not the property just south of the Great Park, which is County owned.

  • LFOldTimer

    “The massive project would create up to one million square feet of office
    space, 2,100 homes, 200,000 square feet of retail space, and a 242-room
    hotel.”

    Yes, but I’m certain the county will include bicycle lanes which will make it an eco-friendly environment. lol.

    As always, regardless whether it’s the BoS or the City of Irvine, follow the money. That will expose the rats.

    • Huh

      Irvine is a very well planned community, unique for its size and population. And we did not get to where we are by allowing the County to muck up our City. We will fight, and we will win.

      • LFOldTimer

        The City of Irvine lies to the residents of Irvine just like the County of Orange lies to the residents of OC.

        To defend one side or the other is hypocritical and disingenuous.

  • David Zenger

    The County has a dismal record as a landlord and property owner. You don’t have to look any farther than the Dana Point Harbor history of fiascoes.

    Shea is right. The County shouldn’t be in the real estate business at all (neither should the Irvine City Council) but they want to play developer. It seems to built into the politician’s DNA.

    • LFOldTimer

      That’s only because Shea wouldn’t profit from the county’s project.