Wesley Oliphant, who lives in Portola Springs in Irvine, writes that city leaders aren’t keeping a good balance of infrastructure development and building in Irvine, arguing an ongoing ballot initiative to put voters in charge of development is needed to protect Irvine’s quality of life.
Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), writes that Orange County Supervisors are distracting the public away from mismanagement and lack of leadership by joining the federal lawsuit against California.
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.
Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michelle Martinez challenges Orange County officials on the housing crisis noting that nearly half of Orange County cities haven’t updated their general plans, which is a great way to set out a community housing strategy.
Organizers with Irvine For Responsible Growth write that they deserve to have an open and transparent debate over the future of development in Irvine and call out a series of deceptive tactics aimed at criticizing and stopping their ballot initiative.
Sarah “Steve” Mosko writes that Orange County residents need to support efforts to revoke the California Coastal Commission’s granting of a permit for storing nuclear waste near San Onofre State Beach.
In the bid to attract an Amazon HQ to local cities, Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development, writes that city leaders need to be careful about offering public subsidies to private interests.
Santa Ana resident Daniel Allen writes that Santa Ana students won a contest to “Rethink High School,” which has officially been endorsed by the XQ Institute with a win of $2.5 million dollars to back the Círculos super school concept within SAUSD.