The Irvine Co.'s Plan for a Bigger East Orange

The East Orange Irvine Co. plan recently approved by the Orange City Council is just an old design to pack housing and commercial development into hills and canyons of an ecologically sensitive area. The plan offers nothing new in city planning; in fact, lots of 50,000 square feet are not even commonly seen in the already developed flat areas of Orange.

The idea that this plan would provide jobs that would lessen traffic onto streets and highways is fantasy. The fact that the Irvine Co. does not want an increase in the gas tax which would provide $18 billion for roads and highways is an example of how greedy the landowner is.

I am not surprised to see people from other areas of the county expressing their concern about this terrible plan, for it will indeed have countywide impacts.

GERALD PODOLAK

Orange

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