Years ago, I served as Chairman of the Irvine Transportation Commission, and then as a City Planning Commissioner. In those days, we took transportation and land-use planning very seriously. We planned for a City that would grow to about 250,000 people, with the infrastructure — especially roads — to support a “built-out” City. Here’s the problem: For the past 5 or 6 years, we’ve seen pro-developer Mayors and City Councilmembers rubber-stamping poorly planned development that’s pushing Irvine’s population to 300,000, and beyond.
Our infrastructure just can’t handle it. Too many people. Too many cars. Overcrowded schools. Take a look at our front-page article, “Coming Soon: 60,000 – 100,000 More Residents!” Then, take our online poll and let the Mayor and Council know that you expect them to exercise their legal authority to slow the rate of residential development and take the time to restore good planning and fix the mess they’ve created.
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As always, thank you for your continuing support and readership!
Franklin J. Lunding, Publisher and Editor