Category: Blog Posts

February 16, 2017February 16, 2017
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Irvine General Plan Study Session (February 16)

The City of Irvine Planning Commission will be conducting a study session on Thursday, February 16, 2017 to review the status of the Comprehensive General Plan update and the next steps in the process. The meeting will be held in the Irvine City Council Chambers, beginning at 5:30 pm. If you live in Irvine, this...

February 5, 2017February 16, 2017
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Commission Considers Banning Ranch (Again)

The California Coastal Commission will revisit the denial of the Newport Banning Ranch project at its February 9th hearing.  Commission staff codified the reasoning behind the denial and is asking the Commission to consider the amended documents.  The Commission voted 9-1 to deny the project last September.  Since then the developer has now sued the...

February 2, 2017February 2, 2017
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Cielo Vista Moves Forward, Esperanza Hills Digs in Heels

Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) has been engaged on the Esperanza Hills project commenting, testifying, and attending meetings. In December, the developer was asked to do three things: consider the impacts of the bridge, secure a secondary daily access and reduce the density. He simply refuses. On the other hand, the neighboring developer...

February 2, 2017February 2, 2017
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Legislation Proposed for More Affordable Coastal Accomodations

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-Chula Vista) proposed legislation to increase the number of affordable accommodations in coastal areas–especially our parks.  Her experiences as a child growing up and staying at the beach is now no longer available to the working middle class.  Only five percent of the accommodations are considered affordable.  Stay tuned as this legislation...

January 31, 2017January 31, 2017
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Meeting on Great Park January 31st

Need something to do tonight? Consider this Irvine activity: A special community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, will provide an update on the nation’s largest parkland project of 688 acres including the 194-acre Sports Park; the state’s largest Community Ice Facility; and ask those who attend to provide input about still-to-be-built segments of...