One of the oldest cities in the county, Tustin is known for its small-town flavor, with homes that reflect the roots of its settlers--ornate Victorians mingle with Craftsman-style bungalows and Spanish ranch homes on wide tree-lined streets. In 1981, the city chose to accent its rich mix of architecture with a $1.8 million downtown area renovation, that in turn sparked private rehabilitation of homes like the Hewes House on South B Street and the Maurer Office Building at Yorba Street and Irvine Boulevard. But Tustin will soon outgrow any small town label next year, with the $1-billion residential and commercial development of East Tustin, a 1,820-acre parcel of hilly pasture land annexed to the city in the mid- '70s. Bulldozers and construction crews are completing the first homes in East Tustin, which will be home to some 20,000 people--pushing Tustin's population to 62,000 by the year 2000.
City Hall, 300 Centennial Way, 544-8890
Police (business), 300 Centennial Way, 544-5424
Fire (business), 744-0400
Post Office, 341 E. First St., 544-5170
In Emergency, Dial 911
City Council: Richard B Edgar (mayor). Ursula E. Kennedy (mayor pro tem), John Kelly, Ronald B. Hoesterey
City Manager: William A. Huston