Following a meeting that stretched past midnight, the Irvine City Council voted Wednesday to delay for two weeks a decision on whether to allow a developer to build 688 acres of the Orange County Great Park in exchange for the right to construct thousands of additional homes around the site’s perimeter, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway joined his Council colleagues Beth Krom and Larry Agran in voting for the temporary delay. Staff has done only “a partial analysis” of the deal’s implications, said Lalloway, according to the Voice of OC. “I need to do my due diligence.” Lalloway also said according to the LA Times that “It is clear from staff’s presentation tonight that they have conducted just a partial analysis of the impacts of this offer and more work is required.”
As you might imagine, some folks are upset. The surprise is that Republicans are ripping one of their own – Lalloway. In fact the loudest dissenter has been Council Member Christina Shea, who posted this diatribe on her Facebook page: Continue reading