“What we saw with…the hysteria from Irvine, is this: It’s simply a class-based argument that if ‘I pay enough for where I live, I shouldn’t have to deal with my homeless problem. I should shift it to some other city,’ ” said county Supervisor Andrew Do.
“This county has been in a crisis situation from the time the court got this case. This county’s structure has been deplete, and I think only recently has there been a concerted and good faith effort to catch up with decades of neglect,” said federal Judge David O. Carter at a court conference Friday morning.
Dave Harrington, who serves as Mayor of Aliso Viejo, is also a 29-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and candidate for Orange County Sheriff. Harrington adds his voice to the debate over sanctuary cities noting that he would fight back against Sacramento laws limiting local law enforcement interaction with federal immigration authorities.
Joese Hernandez and Karen Romero-Estrada, leaders with Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), write that cities like Santa Ana need to step up and enact rent stabilization policies and just-cause eviction laws.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, facing the ire of hundreds of residents and community leaders from Laguna Niguel and other nearby cities, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind its scheme to create “tent cities” in Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach and Irvine.
Irvine Mayor Don Wagner and Third District Supervisor Todd Spitzer announced today that they have partnered to assess, pursue and fast-track opportunities for Veteran’s and Women’s permanent housing at the County- owned West Alton Parcel at the intersection of Irvine Blvd. and Alton Parkway