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December 21, 1989 | JANE BAILIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The La Canada Flintridge Planning Commission voted 3 to 0 Monday night to recommended approval of a development agreement for Sugar Loaf/Starland Drive area development. In so doing, commission members deemed the nine-lot subdivision consistent with the city's general plan. Commission members James Anderson, Judy Breitman and Robert Craven were present at the meeting. Two members were absent, Jane Hogle and Warren Gannon.
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July 30, 1999 | Kristiane M. Ridgway, (949) 764-4309
Fearing the loss of open space near Quail Hill, Irvine residents asked City Council members Tuesday to halt attempts to expand Strawberry Farms Golf Course. The controversy began when Strawberry Farms owner Doug DeCinces began circulating a petition called the Irvine Recreation Initiative Ordinance. The measure would add nine holes to a nearby golf course and change the zoning of 84 adjacent acres from preserved open space to recreational use. Under the proposal, the Irvine Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 | DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writer
The Irvine Co. will transfer 5,000 acres of open land to the City of Irvine for use as parks, trails and nature conservancies in exchange for concessions on development projects, according to an agreement unveiled at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The landmark agreement between the city and the Irvine Co. provides that the amount of open space in the city will increase by 10%, or 5,000 acres, over the next 20 years. In exchange, the Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992
UCI graduate student Rick Reiken ("Wildlife Area Extends Far Beyond Sign in 'Wild' Irvine," Commentary, Aug. 5) laments the disappearance of wilderness lands in Irvine, apparently unaware of all that the city and its citizens have done to protect and preserve its open space. In November, 1991, 78% of the voters in Irvine approved the city's historic Open Space Agreement, which creates a process for conveying the ownership of 8,832 acres of private land to the people of Irvine. That's an area 2 1/2 times the size of the city of Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999 | Kristiane M. Ridgway, (949) 764-4309
Fearing the loss of open space near Quail Hill, Irvine residents asked City Council members Tuesday to halt attempts to expand Strawberry Farms Golf Course. The controversy began when Strawberry Farms owner Doug DeCinces began circulating a petition called the Irvine Recreation Initiative Ordinance. The measure would add nine holes to a nearby golf course and change the zoning of 84 adjacent acres from preserved open space to recreational use. Under the proposal, the Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1991
Am I confused. After listening to numerous Irvine City Council debates and the city manager's presentation and after reading the sample ballot, I don't know what my vote on Measure C, the open space advisory vote, means. I'm all for open space. In fact, I want to see even more of it in our city than that provided for in the Open Space Agreement, but I think the agreement is a great beginning. What confuses me is what a yes on Measure C means and what a no means. If I vote yes on Measure C, does that mean that I think the City Council should approve any development project brought forward by the Irvine Co. that meets bare minimum standards?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1991 | MARK P. PETRACCA, Mark P. Petracca is a member of the citizens' group Irvine Tomorrow
Why should Irvine residents vote "No" on Measure B? The answer is simple, the consequences profound. Village 38 is a poorly planned development that will damage the quality of life in Irvine without providing any substantial benefit to the city or its current residents. Despite the million-dollar disinformation campaign waged by the Irvine Co. and its hired political consultants, Measure B is neither about the wisdom of the Master Plan nor the intention of the 1988 Open Space Agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents for and against the Irvine Co.'s proposed 3,850-home Westpark II development will argue its merits Thursday evening during a debate on the three Nov. 5 ballot measures. A referendum for Westpark II--which will appear as Measure B on the ballot--was scheduled after the residents group Irvine Tomorrow collected enough signatures last January to overturn the council's earlier approval of the housing project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992
UCI graduate student Rick Reiken ("Wildlife Area Extends Far Beyond Sign in 'Wild' Irvine," Commentary, Aug. 5) laments the disappearance of wilderness lands in Irvine, apparently unaware of all that the city and its citizens have done to protect and preserve its open space. In November, 1991, 78% of the voters in Irvine approved the city's historic Open Space Agreement, which creates a process for conveying the ownership of 8,832 acres of private land to the people of Irvine. That's an area 2 1/2 times the size of the city of Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1991
The article ("Petition Targets Northwood 5 Project," Nov. 19) extensively quoted Fred Schwartz, a leader of a local no-growth faction, on the issue of the proposed new village named Northwood 5. I know of no attempt to contact any member of our resident's group called Save Our Open Space. I heard of no attempt to contact anyone from NIVA, the North Irvine Village Assn. We formed Save Our Open Space to advocate the passage of Measure C, an advisory measure which instructs the City Council to implement our Open Space Agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1991
The article ("Petition Targets Northwood 5 Project," Nov. 19) extensively quoted Fred Schwartz, a leader of a local no-growth faction, on the issue of the proposed new village named Northwood 5. I know of no attempt to contact any member of our resident's group called Save Our Open Space. I heard of no attempt to contact anyone from NIVA, the North Irvine Village Assn. We formed Save Our Open Space to advocate the passage of Measure C, an advisory measure which instructs the City Council to implement our Open Space Agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1991
Am I confused. After listening to numerous Irvine City Council debates and the city manager's presentation and after reading the sample ballot, I don't know what my vote on Measure C, the open space advisory vote, means. I'm all for open space. In fact, I want to see even more of it in our city than that provided for in the Open Space Agreement, but I think the agreement is a great beginning. What confuses me is what a yes on Measure C means and what a no means. If I vote yes on Measure C, does that mean that I think the City Council should approve any development project brought forward by the Irvine Co. that meets bare minimum standards?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1991 | MARK P. PETRACCA, Mark P. Petracca is a member of the citizens' group Irvine Tomorrow
Why should Irvine residents vote "No" on Measure B? The answer is simple, the consequences profound. Village 38 is a poorly planned development that will damage the quality of life in Irvine without providing any substantial benefit to the city or its current residents. Despite the million-dollar disinformation campaign waged by the Irvine Co. and its hired political consultants, Measure B is neither about the wisdom of the Master Plan nor the intention of the 1988 Open Space Agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents for and against the Irvine Co.'s proposed 3,850-home Westpark II development will argue its merits Thursday evening during a debate on the three Nov. 5 ballot measures. A referendum for Westpark II--which will appear as Measure B on the ballot--was scheduled after the residents group Irvine Tomorrow collected enough signatures last January to overturn the council's earlier approval of the housing project.
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | JANE BAILIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The La Canada Flintridge Planning Commission voted 3 to 0 Monday night to recommended approval of a development agreement for Sugar Loaf/Starland Drive area development. In so doing, commission members deemed the nine-lot subdivision consistent with the city's general plan. Commission members James Anderson, Judy Breitman and Robert Craven were present at the meeting. Two members were absent, Jane Hogle and Warren Gannon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 | DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writer
The Irvine Co. will transfer 5,000 acres of open land to the City of Irvine for use as parks, trails and nature conservancies in exchange for concessions on development projects, according to an agreement unveiled at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The landmark agreement between the city and the Irvine Co. provides that the amount of open space in the city will increase by 10%, or 5,000 acres, over the next 20 years. In exchange, the Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
With two growth-related measures on the Nov. 5 ballot, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce will hold a public forum tonight to discuss the city's General Plan. The forum will not be a debate about how growth should proceed in the city, said Jamie Trevor, the chamber's senior vice president, but rather is being held to let residents and business owners know what the city's blueprint for development is and how it has evolved since the city was formed in 1971. Speaking at the 6 p.m.
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