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July 15, 1987
The Villa Park Plaza Center on North Tustin Street has become the first commercial center to be renovated under the Tustin Street Redevelopment Project, a program the City of Orange hopes will increase its economic growth and encourage property owners to reinvest in the area. Workers are putting "the last touches" on the 16,000-square-foot center, which boasts a new facade, landscaping and signs, said Steve Hayes, principal redevelopment planner with the Orange Redevelopment Agency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 300,000 Orange County residents in need of affordable housing, more than $50 million has accumulated in city redevelopment agency accounts established to provide shelter for low-income residents, state records show. A state housing director said Monday that the situation in Orange County is emblematic of problems in other areas throughout the state, where housing accounts have been allowed to go unused while the need for affordable units continues to grow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After resisting public records requests for a month, the Orange Redevelopment Agency has reluctantly disclosed that it had offered TRW $2 million in incentives to cancel plans to move out of town, and also made a previously undisclosed offer of $500,000 to bring some Anaheim operations to Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After resisting public records requests for a month, the Orange Redevelopment Agency has reluctantly disclosed that it had offered TRW $2 million in incentives to cancel plans to move out of town, and also made a previously undisclosed offer of $500,000 to bring some Anaheim operations to Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 300,000 Orange County residents in need of affordable housing, more than $50 million has accumulated in city redevelopment agency accounts established to provide shelter for low-income residents, state records show. A state housing director said Monday that the situation in Orange County is emblematic of problems in other areas throughout the state, where housing accounts have been allowed to go unused while the need for affordable units continues to grow.
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May 14, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN and JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Aggressive work by local officials and business leaders to keep TRW's credit reporting division--and its 1,200 workers--in the city of Orange was hailed Wednesday as an example of what's needed to keep California from losing more jobs. On Tuesday, the company announced that it was dropping plans to move to Dallas, Cleveland or Denver in return for an unusual package of inducements--including rent subsidies--from the city and from TRW's landlord, Tishman West Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1990
Loans of up to $22,500 are available to first-time home buyers through the Orange Redevelopment Agency. Qualified applicants may receive up to 10% of the purchase price of a new home. The interest rate is 8%, and the loan must be repaid within five years. Borrowers must be buying a home in the city of Orange and have a good credit rating, loan officer Cherene Sandridge said. Applicants may not make more than 120% of the median income for Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
A pilot program providing rental assistance to mobile home owners has reached capacity just 10 weeks after kick-off, said Priscilla Headrick, coordinator of the program for the Orange Redevelopment Agency. The $50,000 program, which began Feb. 19, offered a maximum grant of $100 per month to low-income residents living in one of the city's 10 mobile parks. Headrick said she had already received 45 applications that would completely expend the allocation for this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
A plan to strengthen Orange's economic base and make the city more attractive to new business is in the works. City Council members, acting as the Orange Redevelopment Agency, voted this week to approve $120,000 for an economic development program for the city. City and Chamber of Commerce officials have been discussing such a program for two years, said Councilman Mike Spurgeon, a member of the city's marketing committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Even though Lake Forest is only 5 years old, the City Council tonight will consider whether to form a redevelopment agency. Orange County's redevelopment agency keeps a portion of property taxes paid in unincorporated areas, using the money to help finance projects that replace older business areas with new retail and commercial centers. Since Lake Forest was incorporated in 1991, its leaders have never changed that arrangement with the county.
NEWS
May 14, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN and JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Aggressive work by local officials and business leaders to keep TRW's credit reporting division--and its 1,200 workers--in the city of Orange was hailed Wednesday as an example of what's needed to keep California from losing more jobs. On Tuesday, the company announced that it was dropping plans to move to Dallas, Cleveland or Denver in return for an unusual package of inducements--including rent subsidies--from the city and from TRW's landlord, Tishman West Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1987
The Villa Park Plaza Center on North Tustin Street has become the first commercial center to be renovated under the Tustin Street Redevelopment Project, a program the City of Orange hopes will increase its economic growth and encourage property owners to reinvest in the area. Workers are putting "the last touches" on the 16,000-square-foot center, which boasts a new facade, landscaping and signs, said Steve Hayes, principal redevelopment planner with the Orange Redevelopment Agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
A Queene Anne-style house, one of three Victorian homes in Old Towne, will be restored and used as a group home for drug-affected babies. The Orange Redevelopment Agency last week voted to allocate $100,000 to rehabilitate the house for use by Child or Parental Emergency Services (COPES), which runs three homes for abused and neglected children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The conflict-of-interest trial of former city planning commissioner Don Greek wrapped up last week in Orange County Superior Court after a brief 2 1/2 days of testimony. The city and the Orange Redevelopment Agency sued Greek last November alleging that his company, DGA Consultants Inc., improperly accepted at least eight city contracts worth $103,000 while he was a planning commissioner. Trial Commissioner Ronald L. Bauer heard testimony from 10 witnesses, including Greek, Councilman William G.
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