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June 16, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a written statement made public Friday, Orange County Planning Commissioner Roger D. Slates acknowledged that he attended a political dinner last month where he "did briefly express my support" for an Assembly candidate, but he sternly denied that he solicited any campaign contributions. Slates' June 5 letter, requested by Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, stands as his first comment about the dinner, which several participants say that he and Planning Commission Chairman Stephen A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a written statement made public Friday, Orange County Planning Commissioner Roger D. Slates acknowledged that he attended a political dinner last month where he "did briefly express my support" for an Assembly candidate, but he sternly denied that he solicited any campaign contributions. Slates' June 5 letter, requested by Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, stands as his first comment about the dinner, which several participants say that he and Planning Commission Chairman Stephen A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991
Respect and appreciation go to Times reporter Bill Billiter for his well-researched and informative article about Coastal Commissioner Roger D. Slates ("O.C. Appointee Cuts Swath of Political Controversy," July 21). Through the years as councilwoman and mayor, I followed careers of key politicians like Mr. Slates. It is interesting to note the many influences and developmental alliances during his service on commissions. Mr. Slates' appointment to the California Coastal Commission tends to support the contention that the commission's charge by the voters has been increasingly undermined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990
A majority of the County Planning Commission on Tuesday gave preliminary approval for a new development on the coastal property known as Smithcliffs despite protests from environmentalists and area residents. In a straw vote, three of the five commissioners said they favor the project, which includes plans for 26 homes on a 10-acre parcel. However, there was disagreement about which version of the project should be approved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1990
Orange County's own planning consultant has warned that more of a buffer is needed to protect deer and other wildlife at a massive housing development planned near a creek-bed canyon east of Mission Viejo. Orange County planning has been under a microscope in recent months for everything from heavy-handed politicking to shoddy planning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992
The Orange County Board of Supervisors did the right thing by reorganizing the county's planning process. It will save the public money and refocus the five-member Planning Commission on more important issues such as habitat conservation and general development plans. The board voted this week to turn over approval of routine building permits and plan changes to a zoning administrator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1991
The argument that erupted at the Orange County Board of Supervisors over the annual deer hunt in the Cleveland National Forest was odd. The supervisors appeared astonished that the state Department of Fish and Game would ask for approval of the fall hunt, although it has been held for many years. Somehow the discussion spiraled down to who supported deer more, the board or the department, with supervisors purporting to be the stronger defender.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1993
Times have changed in Orange County, and there's no more telling sign than a recent shift on the county Planning Commission. Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder removed pro-development Commissioner Roger D. Slates as her appointee to the five-person panel and put in his stead Haydee V. Tillotson, a Huntington Beach businesswoman. Wieder had several reasons for this move, including the fact that Tillotson is a close political ally she wants to position to succeed her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON
A proposal to restructure Orange County's land-management functions is facing opposition from County Planning Commission members who under the new system would see their workloads reduced to about half of present levels. The plan, which calls for a division of work with a county zoning administrator, was criticized Tuesday by commission members as a "threat to the fairness and integrity of the system" that now leaves most decision-making authority to the five-member panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1990
The point bears repeating: It's not good to have county planning commissioners who are perceived as having cozy relationships with developers. But too many of the former are accepting rounds of golf and other gifts from the latter, who may have business requiring Planning Commission approval. Even if only by appearance, such giveaways cloud the conduct of the public's business and create a sense of unfairness in the planning process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1990
It's nearly two weeks since the June 5 election, but one aspect of the campaign lingers like a hangover. It's the question of whether two members of the Orange County Planning Commission--Stephen A. Nordeck and Roger D. Slates--violated conflict of interest laws by hosting a dinner at which they reportedly solicited contributions for a Republican Assembly candidate. The matter is under investigation by Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi.
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