A federal judge warns Costa Mesa and Orange County officials on Monday that they face “an uphill battle” in their fight to block state and federal agencies from sending California Coronavirus patients to Fairview Developmental Center to sit out the virus.
County supervisors declined a series of requests by nearby residents, mayors and small plane owners seeking to preserve the existing mix of aircraft. The public will be able to review and comment on the proposed mix of hangar space before it’s approved, supervisors said.
Some officials praised the proposal, while others first want a “comprehensive plan” for the full property that could include a university extension site, student housing, a mental health campus, and market-rate housing.
Two former political allies-turned-foes running for Costa Mesa mayor, Sandy Genis and Katrina Foley, sparred at a political debate Monday evening, where moderators pressed the councilwomen to explain a late-night vote last year when Genis and two other council members stripped Foley of her title as mayor.
The state may shutter a 114-acre property that currently houses developmentally disabled adults. Homeless advocates, and a state senator, say the property should be re-purposed as a center for homeless people and others who need temporary housing and mental health services.