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June 17, 1998 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to preserve their city's historic charm amid a South County building boom, San Juan Capistrano officials Tuesday declared a 45-day moratorium on new large-scale projects. The ban, passed unanimously by the City Council after a two-hour public hearing, allows exceptions only for small residential developments or construction that would ease school overcrowding or provide senior housing.
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November 28, 1991 | FRANK CLIFFORD and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A yearlong search for a director of planning--one of the most prestigious and daunting jobs in Los Angeles city government--has narrowed to six candidates, including two nationally recognized advocates of inner-city neighborhoods, an urban design expert and two local planning executives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
After four years of study, the City Council has adopted a new General Plan that will guide development into the year 2010. "The General Plan . . . reflects the community's vision of the future," said Planning Services Manager Andrew Perea. "It takes Fountain Valley into the millennium," added Mayor Guy Carrozzo. "It's a plan set out with input from the Fountain Valley community of what Fountain Valley will stand for and look like in the next 20 years."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
An annexation dispute is brewing between two cities over an undeveloped 22-acre parcel near Interstate 5. The land, once the site of horse stables, is wedged between San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Niguel in county territory. Although the property is in San Juan Capistrano's sphere of influence, landowner Alex Michaels has applied for annexation to Laguna Niguel, saying the only access to his land is from that city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Tustin Planning Commission weighed in Tuesday on the Santa Ana Unified School District's attempt to obtain a chunk of the former Tustin Marine base, saying there's no room on the property for three new schools. Tustin and the school district are engaged in an escalating feud over the land, a 75-acre parcel in the base's southwest corner that falls within the district's boundaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Bad management and antiquated practices have hampered the Los Angeles Planning Department's ability to create a coherent vision and responsible strategy for the growth of the nation's second largest city, according to an audit released Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | LEN HALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Admitting that he could spark another uproar from the city's vocal historical preservationists, Mayor Gil Jones said he favors bringing back a controversial and discarded proposal to build a hotel complex in the city's revered downtown. "I'm going to commit political suicide," Jones said this week to preface his remarks. "(But) I think we should revisit the original (hotel) plan. It was a good plan. . . . We have it in place now . . . and there are ways to generate the funds to do it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1994 | KAY HWANBGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Critics and defenders of the only sewage treatment plant in the San Fernando Valley agree on few things, but this much both factions concede: The demand for sewage processing, along with the population, will grow in time. But whether the Donald C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly three decades it has been a beacon to young families. A hallmark of well-planned modernity. The growing, developing city with a youthful attitude and a shiny new look. But like much of America, Irvine is getting older. You can see it in the bureaucrats, once cutting-edge young master-planners, now graying and moving toward retirement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials on Thursday unveiled a multimillion-dollar redevelopment plan to renovate a blighted neighborhood through home improvement loans and by tearing down 20 small apartment buildings to make way for new housing. In a campaign that they have dubbed "Operation High Desert Storm," city officials are trying to remake a 95-acre neighborhood north of Avenue I and west of Sierra Highway.
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