The union-funded Voice of OC posted a remarkable video today — 70 seconds of Irvine Councilman/Great Park Boardmember Larry Agran ripping his County Supervisor, Todd Spitzer, a new one. This was a return volley to the dressing down that Spitzer gave him at the January 8th Irvine City Council meeting. Continue reading
Newly sworn 3rd District Supervisor and 2014 District Attorney candidate Todd Spitzer landed an Orange Grove column in the Register this morning: A new chapter in Great Park saga. With a somewhat conciliatory tone compared to his justifiably angry monolog at last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, he commends the new Council/Park Board majority for taking control of the Great Park’s mega-issues and financial problems from the Gang of Two (don’t miss this great OC Weekly column by R. Scott Moxley on Larry Agran and consort-in-corruption Beth Krom).
Today’s OC Register interview with newly elected Great Park Chairman Jeff Lalloway was expectedly vague as he’s been at the job for only days, but we’re struck that he did mention the A-word. As we’ve been posting, there’s also no money left — only $20-30 million out of $220 million — it was squandered by past management with the approval of the old Irvine Council/Park Board majority. Of the remaining funds, a “forensic audit” must also be paid.
Kimberly Peirceall writes about Mr. Lalloway:
What he doesn’t want, he assures, is an airport. He says ripping up the former El Toro Marine base’s runways would go a long way toward alleviating any fears from county and Irvine residents that an airport is even an option anymore. Continue reading
In thinking about the future of Irvine’s Great Park, we’re recalling the shocking numbers that Irvine Councilman Jeff Lalloway spoke of during the City Council
debate earlier this week — the City has only $20-30 million left from about $200+ million they received from the sale of portions of the property surrounding the former air base to Lennar Corp. (the current developer, FivePoint Communities, is run by well-respected former Lennar exec, Emile Haddad). Continue reading