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April 7, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Moving to quiet controversy over seven-figure legal bills, officials of Orange County's tollway agencies Thursday ordered a study of the potential benefits of hiring a staff attorney. The decision came after a partner in the politically influential law firm that has charged the agency $1.2 million in the last 2 1/2 years defended the quality and cost of its work.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County toll road officials on Thursday unanimously approved a refinancing plan that could raise as much as $1.75 billion for the Foothill and Eastern toll roads, clearing the way for a sale of bonds as soon as Monday. The refinancing will extend the length of the bonds by five years to 2040 and should make it easier for the Transportation Corridor Agencies to meet debt service payments on the roads, saving the agencies at least $300 million over the next decade.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
The boards governing three proposed toll roads in Orange County voted Thursday to pursue what they see as a streamlined approach in constructing two of the tollways. The so-called "design/build" approach, according to the staff of the tollways boards, could result in lower costs and quicker completion of the highways. The concept calls for having one overall contractor handle most of the design work and then immediately proceed to construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | By H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foothill / Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency board members on Thursday authorized paying the Irvine Co. up to $101.5 million for 2,170 acres needed to complete the 23-mile Eastern tollway, which will link Anaheim Hills and Irvine. Tollway agency spokeswoman Lisa Telles said the purchase of the Irvine Co. land was critical, since it accounts for about 98% of the rights of way needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 64% hike in developers' fees to pay for construction of the Eastern Transportation Corridor tollway. The increase is on the amount developers pay per home. Two-thirds of the cities represented on the county's tollway agencies must approve the higher developer fees for them to take effect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Unhappy with the way three Orange County tollway projects are being managed, tollway board members said Monday that Executive Director John Meyer may be removed from his job or asked to share it with someone else. Four board members said Monday that a move was afoot to replace Meyer or redefine his job because of the increased workload and Meyer's handling of it. The four spoke only on condition of anonymity. Meyer, 57, who came from Florida 2 1/2 years ago to head the San Joaquin Hills and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies, said Monday he was unaware that a personnel committee had scheduled a meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss his performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Although the search for a new county tollway chief has not yet officially begun, at least two names of possible replacements have surfaced. The post is open in the wake of the resignation Thursday of John Meyer, who cited "burnout," complaints from developers and a desire to return to mass-transit planning. Meyer, who in a letter prepared for delivery to an industry newsletter has taken a parting shot at the Mission Viejo Co., is executive director of the San Joaquin Hills and Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | By H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foothill / Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency board members on Thursday authorized paying the Irvine Co. up to $101.5 million for 2,170 acres needed to complete the 23-mile Eastern tollway, which will link Anaheim Hills and Irvine. Tollway agency spokeswoman Lisa Telles said the purchase of the Irvine Co. land was critical, since it accounts for about 98% of the rights of way needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
To ensure that developers foot a hefty share of the bill for Orange County's three new tollways, officials planning the roads agreed Thursday to at least temporarily increase fees paid by builders. Facing ballooning costs for construction of the tollways, the two agencies planning the routes voted unanimously to increase developers' fees from about 47% to more than 70%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
His friends call him Wild Bill. Some weekends he can be found roaming rustic Bommer Canyon in Irvine, or sailing a 16-foot catamaran off the coast, or river rafting in Colorado. But at age 61, William C. Woollett Jr. says he has met his biggest challenge: serving as executive director of Orange County's Transportation Corridor Agencies, which plan to build a 70-mile, $2-billion network of three tollways by mid-decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Anti-tollway protesters demonstrated just what they thought of the county's environmental policies Thursday by dumping dried cow dung in the Santa Ana City Council chambers, where the county's two tollway agency boards were holding their monthly meetings. City maintenance workers grumbled after Geoff S. Nielson of Tustin and about eight friends completed their protest, but tollway board members paid scant attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992
Division among the Orange County tollway agency members sharpened Monday when the Santa Ana City Council took the first step toward filing a lawsuit over approval of a highway through the county's eastern foothills. Spearheaded by Councilman Robert L. Richardson, the City Council in closed session discussed pursuing a legal battle after the agency board approved the $630-million Eastern tollway without guaranteeing that the leg closest to Santa Ana would be built first.
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May 15, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A divided Orange County tollway agency approved a $630-million highway Thursday through the foothills of eastern Orange County after an acrimonious public hearing punctuated by heated exchanges between officials and a vocal demonstration by environmental activists. At one point, about a dozen protesters paraded through the meeting room in masks bearing the likeness of Donald L. Bren, the billionaire Irvine Co. chief whose firm owns much of the land that would be traversed by the Eastern tollway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
Although they fully expected their placards and shouts of protest to have no effect, about a dozen South County residents showed up in Santa Ana on Thursday to watch the southern leg of the proposed Foothill Transportation Corridor clear a major environmental hurdle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
The boards governing three proposed toll roads in Orange County voted Thursday to pursue what they see as a streamlined approach in constructing two of the tollways. The so-called "design/build" approach, according to the staff of the tollways boards, could result in lower costs and quicker completion of the highways. The concept calls for having one overall contractor handle most of the design work and then immediately proceed to construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
His friends call him Wild Bill. Some weekends he can be found roaming rustic Bommer Canyon in Irvine, or sailing a 16-foot catamaran off the coast, or river rafting in Colorado. But at age 61, William C. Woollett Jr. says he has met his biggest challenge: serving as executive director of Orange County's Transportation Corridor Agencies, which plan to build a 70-mile, $2-billion network of three tollways by mid-decade.
NEWS
May 15, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A divided Orange County tollway agency approved a $630-million highway Thursday through the foothills of eastern Orange County after an acrimonious public hearing punctuated by heated exchanges between officials and a vocal demonstration by environmental activists. At one point, about a dozen protesters paraded through the meeting room in masks bearing the likeness of Donald L. Bren, the billionaire Irvine Co. chief whose firm owns much of the land that would be traversed by the Eastern tollway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County toll road officials on Thursday unanimously approved a refinancing plan that could raise as much as $1.75 billion for the Foothill and Eastern toll roads, clearing the way for a sale of bonds as soon as Monday. The refinancing will extend the length of the bonds by five years to 2040 and should make it easier for the Transportation Corridor Agencies to meet debt service payments on the roads, saving the agencies at least $300 million over the next decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
Faced with ballooning costs, Orange County's tollway agencies Thursday hiked the fees developers must pay along three planned toll routes by as much as 64%, potentially raising the price of new houses. The interim fee increases, approved by the boards of the county's Transportation Corridor Agencies, take effect immediately and are expected to last until the middle of 1990 pending new tollway cost estimates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a 64% hike in developers' fees to pay for construction of the Eastern Transportation Corridor tollway. The increase is on the amount developers pay per home. Two-thirds of the cities represented on the county's tollway agencies must approve the higher developer fees for them to take effect.
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