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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
City officials are considering whether a traffic and engineering consultant hired by the city has a conflict of interest because he is also lobbying city officials on behalf of developers. The consultant, Les Card of LSA Associates in Irvine, said Friday that he does not believe he has a conflict. He said the work he does for a group of developers and landowners--known as the IBC Consortium--is unrelated to his work for Irvine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
City officials are considering whether a traffic and engineering consultant hired by the city has a conflict of interest because he is also lobbying city officials on behalf of developers. The consultant, Les Card of LSA Associates in Irvine, said Friday that he does not believe he has a conflict. He said the work he does for a group of developers and landowners--known as the IBC Consortium--is unrelated to his work for Irvine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
A traffic consultant who works for the city and also lobbies city officials on behalf of developers is violating no conflict-of-interest laws, City Manager Paul O. Brady Jr. said Wednesday. A law firm that looked into the possible conflict determined this week that consultant Les Card of LSA Associates in Irvine has no conflict of interest arising from his work for the city and outside clients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 | GREGORY MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A landowner's proposal to convert 6.2 acres of farmland into an upscale retail center has stirred a storm of protest from residents who say that more shopping space is the last thing they need in their quiet neighborhood. Douglas Prescott, 45, whose family owns the property and would develop it, said the area could only benefit. "I think that this would be a tremendous asset to the community of North Tustin," he said. "I don't think that there is another developer that would do what we're doing."
NEWS
July 17, 1996 | KATHRYN BOLD
The Orange County Rescue Mission celebrated independence day--not the blockbuster movie but the French anniversary of the storming of the Bastille--at a Bastille Day Celebration to benefit the mission's House of Hope. More than 300 guests sampled French food and wine at the Chanteclair restaurant in Irvine on Friday, two days before the French officially marked the 207th anniversary of their independence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1994 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Split into militant camps, supporters and critics of a proposed 28-mile urban rail line clashed before Orange County transit officials Monday, with each side blaming the other for current traffic congestion. Don't listen to "a few elderly men with an exaggerated emotional attachment to asphalt," Irvine activist Judy Davis said of rail's pro-auto foes. "Building more roads will only give us more of what we already have. . . . We must change our ways."
BUSINESS
November 14, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County will soon begin repaying some of the businesses that were owed millions of dollars when the county went into bankruptcy last December. Dozens of businesses that worked for or provided supplies to Orange County before its bankruptcy will get a total of $10 million under an order signed recently by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John E. Ryan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1994 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to levy hefty fees on new construction to pay for road repairs and ease traffic congestion in Ventura County has met with strong opposition from developers, environmentalists and cities. The plan, to be considered today by the Board of Supervisors, calls for traffic-impact fees ranging from $2,800 for single-family houses to more than $80,000 for fast-food restaurants. If approved by the board, the fees would apply to all new development in the unincorporated county area.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The official roll call of the dozen Orange County "influence brokers" turns up a surprising bunch of names: On the April list, for instance, there are a couple of architects, a land-planning expert or two, a few civil engineers and a public relations firm. They hardly seem like the kind of folks who would have extraordinary influence over county officials or who could make much of a living by peddling it to clients.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1998
* C. Thomas Meyers has joined the board of directors of Onyx Acceptance Corp., an Irvine automobile finance company. Meyers recently retired from Capital Markets Assurance Corp., where he was managing director of credit enhancement. * Karen Newcomb has been named director of sales for Roddel & Associates Inc. in Tustin, which is responsible for the on-site sales and marketing of 16 new home communities. She joined the company in 1996 after working for the Washington division of Toll Brothers.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she's not being chief financial officer of a big grading contractor here, Mary Ann Schulte spends most of her time listening to horror stories from business owners owed an estimated $200 million by bankrupt Orange County. The companies, all county vendors, have been waiting more than six months for word on when they might be repaid. And it is likely they will have to wait another six months--or more--before they see any cash. Schulte's own company, Sukut Construction Inc.
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