Category: Blog Posts

September 5, 2018September 8, 2018

Site Constraints Focus of OpEd

Yorba Linda resident Sharon Rehmeyer pens this OpEd for the Voice of OC on the proposed Esperanza Hills project.  Numerous site constraints make it a terrible place to build, from earthquake faults to Edison transmission lines, and many more. Read the Voice of OC OpEd.

August 29, 2018August 29, 2018

OCTA Releases Long Range Transportation Plan

Every four years the Orange County Transportation Authority releases its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  It is a 20 year blueprint for transportation plans for the county. Learn more about the plan online. Comments are due on Friday, September 28, 2018. Download the LRTP.

August 24, 2018August 24, 2018

Videos on OC Parks Released

One of the most interesting, appealing, and unique features of Orange County is its regional park system. The long legacy of park stewardship began for the then fledgling county more than a century ago. Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) is pleased to release a video history of the County’s park system. View FHBP’s...

August 19, 2018August 24, 2018

Newport Requests Removal of Homes from Flood Zone at Beach

Great news! Apparently sea level rise won’t happen in Newport Beach because the City says so! What a relief. The City of Newport Beach persuaded the Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) to remove 2,700 properties from its coast from being in the flood zone. This means residents won’t need flood insurance. FEMA had revised its...

August 17, 2018August 18, 2018

Defending Orange County’s Backcountry

Orange County backcountry activist and land use attorney Gloria Sefton talks about the constant development pressures on Orange County’s land use specific plans, especially those in the canyon areas, and her numerous successful lawsuits to defend the public planning process for canyon residents. Listen to the Voice of OC Interview.