These letters and comments from residents, in 2017, represent the growing voter revolt that looms ahead in 2018:

Growth, Traffic & Overdevelopment

I am appalled at what has become of the quality of life in Irvine. Traffic is a nightmare every single day of the week. Our roads are clogged, our shopping centers are so full you cannot park to do your shopping, and yet the Mayor and Irvine City Council continue to reward developer FivePoint with more and more land entitlement to make a profit by trading away the health and well-being of Irvine citizens. Enough! The citizens of Irvine didn’t agree to providing continual, never-ending profits for developers, nor did they agree to having Irvine fully built out well ahead of what the General Plan provided. Stop ruining Irvine and start resolving the existing problems. — Suzanne Seidel

The Veterans Cemetery

It is absolutely shameful that the interests of FivePoint Communities should trump the desires of the veterans and spouses and children of veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War (like my husband), the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our veterans served to secure our freedom, not to enable FivePoint Communities to profit from the land in the Great Park meant for the burial of our veterans. — Ernestina Benson

Trump

Trump is a vulgar bully; a petulant child, and an embarrassment to this country. Our Irvine Councilmembers should go on record as opposing his hateful policies. Irvine has a reputation as a welcoming, family-oriented community. That reputation will be destroyed if Irvine is governed by people who believe and act as Trump does. — Al Nault

 

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