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I Thought It Important To Reprint A Post On NextDoor By Carol Edmonston, One Of The Leaders Of Citizens For Responsible Development – Fullerton And The Responses It Garnered As Well. Question: Why Did Carol Edmonston Attempt So Very Quickly To Discredit The Very Important Posts About the Very Real Possibility Of Large High-density, High-rise Developments Going Into Sunrise Village? By Barry Levinson
Question: Why Did Carol Edmonston Attempt So Very Quickly To Discredit The Very Important Posts About the Very Real Possibility Of Large High-density, High-rise Developments Going Into Sunrise Village? By Barry Levinson
Carol Edmonston from Sunnyhills · 1d ago
“From Carol Edmondston:
There has been an unsubstantiated rumor about a high density residential proposal for Sunrise Village Center (Euclid and Rosecrans). I contacted the City Development office this morning and spoke with Director Karen Haluza, who confirmed there are NO PLANS for any residential building. The site is NOT part of a Focus Area where there would be any discussion concerning a zone change from Commercial to Residential. There is NO framework to change the existing zone. It will remain Commercial. However, that does not mean a developer is prohibited from inquiring or engaging in any dialogue with the City, as Watt Communities (a division of Watt Residential) has recently done. At this time, there is NO need to worry about any future residential development at Sunrise Village Center.
Senna Nursery site on Bastanchury: There is no update news about any development at this time.
Old St. Jude Medical Heritage site: Oakmont Senior Living is currently in the process of putting together a proposal for the old St. Jude Medical Heritage site on Bastanchury and Morelia. The proposal is for a full service Assisted Living facility, which is different than Capriana, the luxury Retirement Community they built in Brea. Oakmont has also built numerous facilities throughout CA. Final plans have not yet been submitted, but several of us did meet with their VP of Development and Director of Development to share our concerns about any development at that location. We feel an Assisted Living facility is an appropriate choice for that site and hope to work closely with their team to ensure the building does not overpower the neighborhood. They are aware of our concerns. Because this proposal is commercial and in alignment with the current zone (no zone change request), they are not obligated to hold any Community meetings prior to presenting their proposal to the Planning Commission and City Council (which will be months down the road). It is our intent to stay in contact with Oakmont as their proposal moves along. They appear to be sensitive to the concerns of the neighbors and hopefully this will become a win/win project for all of us. We will keep you posted about the specific details as things move along.
Marlene Halvorson from Fern Drive · 1d ago
Oh my goodness Carol, thank you for the information. I am concerned about all of the sights you spoke of, ……(and more). I feel some relief after reading your update. Have you heard anything on the Commonwealth Row project ? 1501 and 1525 Commonwealth – West Commonwealth and Orchard. Heather Allen is the Planning Consultant. I sent her an email two weeks ago…… haven’t heard back… THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND INFORMATION.
Kathy Collett from Coyote Hills · 1d ago
Thank You so much for checking on this…..sure wish we could get a TJ there..
Bob Blanton from Las Palmas Hermosa · 1d ago
Thank you, Carol. I (We) appreciate you keeping us updated via this app. You are putting it to good use.
Carol Edmonston from Sunnyhills · 1d ago
Marlene…If you have any concerns or questions you can contact Karen Haluza at 714.738.3347
Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 1d ago
With all due respect to Carol I must disagree with her conclusion about the Sunrise Village Shopping Center. I spoke with several employees including the assistant bank manager of Banc of California. I was told that a developer bought the bank property and wanted to put a mixed use high-density development in that entire shopping center and that is why they would not renew the bank’s lease. This person was told that leases are not being renewed throughout the shopping center for the purpose of developing the property for high-rise, high-density residential units. The information about developer interest in converting the shopping center to a high-rise, high-density mixed use residential unit area is very similar to what they tried to do to Polly’s Shopping Center. It is real and should not be discounted at all. Therefore, Carol just because the city states there is no official action in place to do this does not mean that it is not in the works and that conversations between the developers and the city have not taken place already! Since the city has done this before and has pushed for even more of these mixed-use centers just last year trying to convert 6 major properties from Commercial;/retail centers to mixed-use, should make everyone concerned about the real intentions of our City leaders including our City Council members. If we want to keep Sunrise Village as purely a shopping area it is IMPERATIVE FOR US TO LET THE CITY COUNCIL KNOW IN PERSON THAT WE ARE AGAINST ANY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT FOR THAT CENTER AND WE WILL STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING!
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 1d ago
When I mentioned this at the last City Council meeting, no one on the dais indicated that my remarks were off the mark!! In fact they ignored my comments entirely!
Charly Choo from Coyote Hills · 1d ago
If there was an ownership change wouldn’t it be public record?
Donna Powers from Grissom Park · 22h ago
I did some digging Appears that Barry Levinson is correct……check out this site…https://thefullertoninformer.com/sunset-on-sunrise-village-600-800-high-density-wood-framed-death-trap-housing-units-coming-to-sunny-hills/
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 6h ago
Here is another post concerning the corruption of the FPD and the plans to do high-density, high-rise development in Sunny Hills. https://thefullertoninformer.com/the-cha…
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 5h ago
Carol I would ask respectfully that the next time you update the community on such an important topic such as the fate of the Sunrise Village Shopping Center you speak to those with contrary information first. In this case Joe Imbriano or myself before coming to what I believe is a false conclusion. You have a lot of people depending on you and it is incumbent that you do more research before you shoot down other people’s important messages. Yes there is probably nothing official with regard to the zoning change or plans for Sunrise Village Shopping Center, but what I have learned from businesses at the site, my knowledge of how this city works behind the scenes in secrecy and finally my understanding of business finances gives me great confidence that the city would love to convert that shopping center into a mixed use high-rise nightmare to collect $11,700 per residential unit in fees/taxes since the city is in very bad financial shape. When leaders of Fullerton City Government have been caught numerous times in misstatements, misinformation campaigns and outright lies… to accept their verbal assurances is extremely dangerous in my humble opinion. I do appreciate your going back to Ms. Haluza but to expect honesty and transparency from a Fullerton City department head is unrealistic.
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 4h ago
Thanks for your response, Jenn but my purpose was not to shoot anyone down. Those that take leadership positions have a great responsibility to be as accurate as possible. Carol’s stating that there is an “unsubstantiated rumor” (she failed to identify the source) to describe the reporting of Joe Imbriano and myself, was not only not accurate but was not fair or objective! She accepted the word of a government bureaucrat over the information and evidence of people like myself without contacting either of us. I pride myself in being honest and accurate in my reporting. When I make a mistake, I am the first to correct it in writing. But the well-being of our neighborhood is of paramount importance to me as it should be of everyone on this website.
Carol Edmonston from Sunnyhills · 3h ago
Thank you Jenn for the note of support. I agree with your comments and feel Barry has crossed a line of having respectful dialogue when it comes to using this site. I was about to send an update to everyone after having additional contact with the City and personally visiting two businesses at Sunrise Village yesterday afternoon (update below). My sole purpose and intent in sending emails to our extended neighborhood is to kept everyone informed and up to date with issues related to high density residential proposals in the greater Sunny Hills area, and NOT expound my personal views related to my perceptions and opinions of how City Development, Planning Commission and City Council operate. That’s not to say I am without opinions. I have had numerous occasions in dealing with those entities related to the Melia Homes proposal on Bastanchury/Morelia, and other proposals, when I’ve left meetings feeling frustrated by their lack of vision to see how those projects would have a negative impact in our neighborhoods – from density, aesthetics and parking. As far as Barry’s latest post, let me say to him – Barry…there was no need for you publicly post that second note in such a condescending way. You come across as ‘holier than thou.’ As a courtesy, I took the liberty of copying you the note I sent to Karen Haluza yesterday. If you wished you respond to that personal note, the decent thing to do would have been to send me a personal note. You and Joe certainly have strong feelings about City related issues, and it’s your right to share them with others. But I certainly would hope that if it’s your intent to have something positive come out of whatever issue you’re speaking about, you take extra time to check in with your inner guidance and ask if the words and sentiments you wish to express are in alignment with the positive outcome you’d like to see happen. As for me, you’ve made your point very clear and hope you will respect my wishes not to have this dialogue continue on this public app. FOR ALL OTHERS: UPDATE ABOUT SUNRISE VILLAGE CENTER- In an effort to provide neighbors with accurate information after reading Barry’s first NextDoor response, I personally went over to the shopping center yesterday, and spoke with the three remaining bank employees and then to staff at the pet groomers (near the old CVS). Afterwards, I sent the following email to Karen Haluza and copied the note to all City Council members and BCC to Barry. Karen’s response is also included below. I hope this update will help clarify any confusion. I also want to add that it’s my understanding (from the pet groomers) that the entire commercial site is owned by three different owners. The pet groomers mentioned there are three sections and three owners. Perhaps it would be in our best interests to find out who the owners are and attempt to dialogue with them. As for future updates, I will continue to post them. If anyone would rather receive update via private email notices instead of reading the posts on this site, send me a private message. Thank you, Carol ———————————————————————————— Thrusday, April 20 Karen, After our conversation yesterday, when I asked for clarification about the rumored ‘possible’ high density (mixed use) development at Euclid/Rosecrans, I felt confident your response accurately reflected an intention that the City of Fullerton had no plans to approve any developer’s request to secure a zone change to build residential units on that site. You also clearly stated that a developer does have the right to TRY and secure approval from the City. And when I repeated your statement, you clearly restated that a requested zone change would not be indicated for that location, as it’s not in a Focus Area. I therefore sent a note to the large mailing list of those living in the greater Sunny Hills area. However, I was very surprised to have received the two responses from neighbors who feel the information given to me was not 100% accurate. I would greatly appreciate if you would clarify and respond to the concerns raised, as any misleading information is what ultimately brings out the ire in people, and I genuinely hope this is not the case. Many thanks.. Carol ————————————— Hi Carol, Thank you for contacting me for additional clarification. As we discussed, and as you accurately wrote in your e-mail, the Sunrise Plaza Shopping Center is designated as Commercial in the City’s General Plan (The Fullerton Plan – 2012) and is zoned GC – General Commercial. The General Plan does not identify the property as being in a Focus Area, which means that it was not identified as a site anticipated for any zone change or General Plan amendment that would allow for residential or mixed-use development. The only inquiry I have had on the property was from a representative of Watt Companies who said they were interested in developing townhouses on a portion of the site. I explained to them that there were no current policies identifying the site as a candidate for a zone change to allow residential development, but that all property owners have the right to apply for such land use changes. To date we have not received such an application and I have not been contacted by the property owner or any other members of the public, save yourself. I can’t speak to the intent of the property owner as it regards their current tenant leases because we are not notified of these types of private property transactions, but I would encourage those who see any maintenance concerns due to vacant buildings to contact Code Enforcement. I checked recent building permits for the property and there have been no requests for demolition permits. Thank you also for letting people know that they can contact me directly. We are always happy to share any information that we have and I hope that this helps to provide you with further confirmation of the property’s current status. Best regards, Karen
Charly Choo from Coyote Hills · 47m ago
I believe ownership is a partnership of Packo Investments and HK Investments. There may be more “owners” which is typical in privately owned real estate. The plaza has undergone a exterior renovation pretty recently and is listing rental rates at relatively attractive rates. Keep in mind it is difficult to fill a anchor space like the old cvs and bank space is costly to convert to a more standard retail use.
Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 43m ago
Carol I do not have any need or desire to argue with you. I set the record straight and if that offends you I can’t do anything about it. It is too bad that you do not hold yourself to the same standards you expect from others. Your making the vague statement that the information about Sunrise Village is “an unsubstantiated rumor” was not a particularly nice way to get your message across; for I believe you had to know Joe and I were the ones who posted the information about Sunrise Village So you believe I owed you a personal note after you failed to either identify Joe and/or myself as the source of the accurate information you labeled as unsubstantiated rumors about Sunrise Village. You yourself failed to call/contact either of us personally or publicly for that matter before posting misinformation to scores of people. If anything you owe your readers an apology.
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 2d ago
It is interesting that once the public learned the truth and Carol again asks for clarification from Ms. Haluza, then she has additional information for us. Ms. Haluza should have mentioned the interest of Watt Properties to develop townhouses when first asked by Carol Edmonston. What else may Ms. Haluza know that is not being disclosed to the public? What discussions/understandings did Watt Properties have with former City Manager, Joe Felz? With our Fullerton City Government it is all about the money. Follow the money trail and you will get your answers.
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Corvette Brandon from Lakeview · 13h ago
I’m just a resident here, but it seems we have some folks on this thread that seem more connected or professionally involved than others. Sure would be nice to know who the players are in this discussion and what their angle is.
Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 12h ago
My angle Corvette is to provide the facts and to hold our city government accountable. Crony phony capitalism from outside developers is alive and well in the City Fullerton at the great expense of our quality of life.
Angie Spencer from Fern Drive · 11h ago
Corvette, I’ve lived in Fullerton since 1977. I am not connected or professional involved politically. What I see is a city council that is taking away our quality of life for a quick buck to balance … View more
Marlene Halvorson from Fern Drive · 3h ago
Just found documents on the rural overlay we have on Stephens and nearby streets. It dictates specifically how large a lot can be, and what design structure is acceptable and unacceptable. Unfortunately, we were a little late in getting the rural overlay, and we have unacceptable houses that were built on our street. I am in the middle of two unacceptable architecturally designed houses – one on each side of me. Ugg My house was built in 1921. Everyone should look into this quickly. Look up Pico rural overlay on the city website. We must fight to retain (although it be too late for some areas) our once fine city. Development and Council just want I’m so sad for our city
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Barry Levinson from Lakeview · 1h ago
Angie you are so right. Let me add one more big negative concerning high density development. When converting retail/commercial space to primarily high density residential space you are hurting our budget long term. Studies clearly show that on a net basis commercial/retail is better for our financial health. The city has already admitted that we are dreadfully low on commercial/retail space approximately only 6% of our buildings. Yet they push to make this problem worse, much worse. In other words our council is selling us down the river. We have one of the worst run cities in all of California. When people like me attempt to turn things around they get rid of us. I say shame on you Mayor Bruce Whitaker who fired me for doing my job on the Park and Recreation Committee for almost 6 years. For all of your information Bruce Whitaker was supported and endorsed by Fullertonians for Responsible Development. What is there angle?
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BELOW IS THE MAIN PART OF A LETTER I EMAILED TO SUSAN KANG SCHROEDER IN THE ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DATED MARCH 14, 2017. BY BARRY LEVINSON
Hello Ms. Schroeder:
FULLERTONIANS MUST FORGET ABOUT WHITAKER VS. FITZGERALD OR SEBOURN VS. CHAFFEE. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK. FOR IN REALITY IN FULLERTON CITY GOVERNMENT IT IS STRICKLY ABOUT THE INSIDERS VS. THE OUTSIDERS. By Barry Levinson
Why is this so? The simple answer is because our Fullerton City Government is corrupt.
- That Is Why They All Voted For Redistricting Map 8a
- The originator of that map, Jeremy Popoff, the owner of the Slidebar, has been a large contributor to both Mayor Fitzgerald’s and Council member Whitaker’s political campaigns. I believe $1,500 to Bruce Whitaker and $1,250 to Jennifer Fitzgerald
- That Is Why They All Voted to appoint Ma’Ayn Johnson, who is a S.C.A.G. senior planner and employee To The Fullerton Planning Commission.
- S.C.A.G. is the Largest Un elected, Taxpayer Funded Government Agency In The Country, and Has Been Pushing United Nations Agenda 21 Goals For High-Rise, High-Density Housing Along With The Eventual Elimination Of The Automobile For Decades.
- That Is Why No One Ever Contacted Me To or responded to my 4 To 5 Million Dollar Finding on the shortfall the American golf contract Which I Presented In Writing In Great Detail To All Of Them.
- This Finding Is an Ongoing Problem encompassing The Period From 2010 To 2030.
- This Means That They Intentionally Are Ignoring Taking Steps To Save You The Taxpayer A Significant Portion Of The 4 To 5 Million Dollars. They Obviously Do Not Take Their Fiduciary Responsibilities Very Seriously Because They Continue To Allow Our Tax Dollars To Bleed Down the Drain.
- That Is Why No One Heeded The Calls For An Independent Gennaco Investigation Of What I Believed To Be The Criminal Conspiracy That Tried Falsely To Put Me In Jail 2 Years Ago.
- That Is Why When The Council Is Presented An Agenda Item That Is Severely Lacking In Basic Information In Which To Make A Decision, Nothing Gets Resolved For The Future.
- That Is Why 2 Years Ago The Fullerton Planning Committee Voted 5 To 0 To Recommend The Original And Very Broad, Downtown Core And Corridor Special Plan To Our Fullerton City Council.
- That Is Why When Others And I Vehemently Argued Against This Undemocratic Boondoggle They Did Not Vote It Down Causing It To Be Dead And Buried, As One Larry Bennett Keeps On Repeating Fallaciously. No They Postponed It To A Date Uncertain, Where At Any Time It Can Be Resurrected And Brought Right Back To The Council For Its Approval!
You see the council is playing a game. In one of the examples above, the game player was Bruce Whitaker bemoaning that he will not vote for a Grant application without the Grant application available to review. We found out that it not only was not provided for review but that it did not even exist yet. That however, is not the cause of the problem Fullertonians that is a symptom. Does Bruce Whitaker ask for or provide a solution for the problem he so noted, so that agenda items will never again be presented without the necessary basic information to make a decision?
Surely that is exactly what an honest council member would certainly do. Bruce Whitaker did not have to come up with a solution because Zonya Townsend, his current appointee to the Library Board of Trustees and myself his former Parks and Recreation Committee member, for almost 6 years gave him the solution on a silver platter at the very next Fullerton Council meeting.
Normally one would expect an honest council member, who wants to make a positive difference to not only point out the symptom but also offer solutions. Like I said above, we handed him an easy and very effective solution and what did we get from Whitaker but more silence. He huffs and he puffs and he lets the problems persist, he actually allows them to continue to flourish. Yet he thought he got exactly what he wanted from all of this and that was to make political points with the electorate. That is exactly what he got until I uncovered his less than honorable game.
More than a year ago, I mentioned that I believed that if anyone chose 5 people at random from the street or from the telephone directory, those five people would be an improvement, probably a huge improvement over the current people on our Fullerton City Council
At the time I was saying that partially in jest. Now I truly believe that the odds of improving our governance by using such a haphazard and random method would in fact be very great indeed.
Why do I believe this? Simply because I do not think it is possible to do worse than our current group of selfish, special interest devoted council members.
Why do I continue to point out these incredible inconsistencies with our Council members? I believe that if enough people knew the truth that we could start to have good government again here in the very corrupt city of Fullerton.
The phony elite politicians and their media supporters mocked the idea that any Republican let alone Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton. In newspaper and mainstream TV “News” Shows they laughed at the idea of Trump becoming our 45th President.
Well one day real soon our current disingenuous council members will be handed the same stunning defeat, maybe as soon as 2018.
I report, you decide.
I remember the campaign of 2012 very well. It seems in retrospect that many Fullertonians voted against their own interests that year.
Sixty one percent of the people who cast a ballot, voted to make all of W. Coyote Hills a park and a nature preserve for the benefit of Fullerton residents and all our surrounding communities as well. I believe W. Coyote Hills was the biggest and most important issue for a majority of Fullertonians that year.
Yet, I will give you the results of the top four vote getters in that election and they are in order of finishing as follows:
Jan Flory and
As you know the top three all won council seats.
What does the top four vote getters in 2012 have in common?
They all were very much in favor of the Chevron development plans!
61% were in favor of a park but the top four voter getters were against the park.
It seems to me that we kind of shot ourselves in the foot four years ago.
Well now we have another chance to make a difference. Now we have a chance to change the very misguided direction of our current council and tell all of them that we love our current city and not the concrete jungle that the current council is in favor of creating.
I will not ask any of you to vote for any particular candidates. I am not going to change many minds at this late date as to which challengers are the best in my opinion. We have all thought about each of the challengers and have basically made up our own minds. I respect that process and I respect your decisions. After all we all have our favorites.
However, I will ask each and every one of you to take notice of the facts I presented about the year 2012 and the continued overdevelopment approved over and over again by our current council.
Knowing all this information I ask that you consider not voting for the incumbents, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Bruce Whitaker. I also ask you do not vote for their very close allies, namely Larry Bennett and Susan Gapinski.
This leave you with seven candidates (Roberta Reid has dropped out of the race), from which to choose three new council members.
I respectfully ask that each and every one of you, considers making your selection from those seven candidates that are neither incumbents or their associates.
Please let us tell the established politicians in this city that we want our collective voices to be finally heard. Tell them when 61% vote to make W. Coyote Hills a park, that it is not acceptable for the current council to ignore a large majority of us and go forward with the plans we the people just resoundingly rejected.
There are so many things to love and appreciate about our city and its citizens. Please do not let the politicians destroy it!
Thank you and please go out to vote this Tuesday, if you have not voted by absentee ballot yet.
MORE PROOF THAT THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HAS BECOME TOTALLY INCONSEQUENTIAL AS A SOURCE OF LOCAL NEWS.
THAT PROOF IS THE ENDORSEMENTS OF BRUCE WHITAKER, JENNIFER FITZGERALD AND SUE GAPINSKI FOR FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL. By Barry Levinson
Yesterday, the Orange County Register endorsed Bruce Whitaker for Fullerton City Council.
Here in part are the comments about Bruce Whitaker from the editorial: “While there are several good options among the 12 candidates seeking three City Council seats in Fullerton, Councilman Bruce Whitaker is undoubtedly our favorite choice due to his steadfast defense of free markets and property rights and his important role as fiscal watchdog for the city.”
After getting up from falling off my chair, I read the last part of the OC Register’s quote about Bruce Whitaker again as follows: …”and his important role as fiscal watchdog for the city.”
I guess the OC Register editorial board has been asleep at the wheel for the last year. Their crack investigative team must be ignorant of many of Whitaker’s recent votes. Because just like Council member Whitaker, the OC Register is ignoring a 4 to 5 million dollar finding related to our Fullerton City Golf Course, they are ignoring his vote to appoint an Agenda 21 supporting S.C.A.G. employee to our Planning Committee (S.C.A.G. is the largest unelected, taxpayer funded, bureaucratic governmental agency in the entire country), and lastly they are ignoring Whitaker’s keeping silent on a agenda item brought by the city to our city council to extend a lease with the Summit House Restaurant on Fullerton parkland with the exact same terms through October 2061. Wow and after all this the OC Register states that Bruce Whitaker is fulfilling his “important role as fiscal watchdog for the city”. But I guess the Register is counting on Bruce Whitaker to allow the developers to have pretty much free rein from our Fullerton City Council, lead by Bruce Whitaker, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Sue Gapinski.
The same OC Register endorsed Whitaker’s newly anointed protégé, Sue Gapinski, who in answering an important interview question concerning Fullerton said to Fullerton Observer’s Jesse La Tour that she has no idea how to solve the problem but will listen to the people of Fullerton.
I feel so much better that a candidate that came out of nowhere, has no real platform and states she has no idea how to solve a Fullerton problem, and gets the nod of the OC Register.
Finally endorsing big government and FPOA (Fullerton Police Officers Association) union backed Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald is indeed the biggest joke of all. She too, ignored my 4 to 5 million dollar finding. She too voted to appoint the SCAG senior planner to the planning commission as well. In my opinion she has a built in conflict of interest, as she is Vice President of Curt Pringle and Associates, a lobbyist and public relations firm that has many, many developer clients and deals directly with local cities all the time. She makes her employment situation that much worse by refusing to provide the good people of Fullerton a complete list of all Curt Pringle and Associates’ clients.
The only thing I can say is that the OC Register should have stayed in bankruptcy and closed its doors forever. They in large part have voluntarily given up any claim to accurately report the local news here in Fullerton and elsewhere throughout Orange County. These endorsements are more proof of the irrelevance of the current OC Register paper.
NO CITY IN ORANGE COUNTY IS BEING OVERDEVELOPED LIKE FULLERTON IS AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP FOLKS BECAUSE THEY ARE MOVING FAST AND THE COUNCIL WILL PASS THIS IF YOU DON’T GET MAD AS HELL. THEY ARE SELLING US OUT TO THE DEVELOPERS AGENDA 21 STYLE TO PAY FOR THE BLOATED POLICE, FIRE AND CITY EMPLOYEES’ SALARIES, BENEFITS AND PENSIONS.
This is not the city I moved into 19 years ago and their solution is to make it worse! Ladies and gentlemen, what you see happening is all about getting things rammed through without people knowing about it until it is too late.
HERE WE GO AGAIN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WITH JOB KILLING MASSIVE HIGH RISE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT BEHIND ALL OF YOUR BACKS.
AND OF COURSE WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WHEN THE VICE PRESIDENT OF CURT PRINGLE AND ASSOCIATES IS RUNNING AROUND MASQUERADING AS THE MAYOR OF FULLERTON?
Well a few weeks ago, the Polly’s Pies location pictured below here in pink
was on the block for a potential 500-600 unit massive development at the Planning commission that Ms. Halluza like to call a mixed use overlay district. At the last city council meeting, the VP of Pringle and Associates masquerading as our mayor denied the existence of the plans in the picture above that was presented at the planning commission meeting.
Well the planning commission voted to delay the project to a date uncertain and bring it back for revision.
We most certainly beat that back because now it looks like they are trying to ram through another monstrosity about a mile due west. It has been said GO WEST YOUNG MAN, GO WEST….
NOT TO DISAPPOINT, THAT IS WHAT THEY DID-NOW A MILE TO THE WEST, FAST =TRACKING 300 UNITS PLANNED FOR A FORMER CAR DEALERSHIP. Yes rezoning a commercial property to cram in 300 apartments right next to homes is the model.
Where is all the public notification? Well here are some public notifiers – here we have Jane Rands
and her pal Jane Reifer
WRITING FOR THE FULLERTON PRAVDA AKA THE FULLERTON OBSERVER- These two state that this new version of the DCCSP IS A “STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION“.
Are they out of their minds?
HANDING OVER ALL POWER OVER THE CHECKS AND BALANCES WHEN IT COMES TO DEVELOPMENT TO THE CITY MANAGER ONCE THE DCCSP IS APPROVED IS STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
ASIDE FROM WHERE ALL THE WATER IS SUPPOSED TO COME FROM, WHERE ARE ALL THE CARS SUPPOSED TO GO, WHERE IS ALL THE TRAFFIC SUPPOSED TO BE DIVERTED, WHERE ARE ALL THE CLASSROOMS SUPPOSED TO COME FROM, WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO WORK, AND REALLY NOW, IS THIS JUST ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT RAMMING A HUGE SECTION 8 HOUSING PROJECT TUCKED AWAY SOUTH OF THE TRACKS TO MEET FULLERTON’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.
Uncle Jose Felz’s
creation, the DCCSP will rezone massive areas, get rid of traditional processes which involve commissions and all public input will hurry it the hell up before the residents find out about it. That is the plan.
So here we have what Ms. Halluza who speaks about and puts nothing in writing defining this mixed use nonsense and throws the words mixed use around to get us to think she means what she says. She speaks about rezoning and mixed use overlays but there is nothing in writing describing exactly what these overlays really are or defining what these rezonings actually will be and yet the planning commission is expected to vote on this?
What she really means when she refers to a mixed use development is having one building having no retail space at all and the other having a measly 1.5% retail space with 20 parking spaces? What kind of mixed use is that? What about parking? This mixed use crap is nothing but a ruse to get high density housing through under the radar.
This type of commercial property on the ground floor of a highrise apartment building is nothing but a recipe for a small business loan default,and vacancies in the making. Look around at all of these retail areas downstairs with no parking=THEY ARE ALL OUT OF BUSINESS AND ARE REMAINING EMPTY. THESE ARE THE TOKENS THAT THEY THROW AT THE UNSUSPECTING PUBLIC TO GET YOU TO ACCEPT THE HIGH DENSITY AGENDA 21 PACKEM AND STACKEM HOUSING SCAMS THAT SCAG IS RAMMING DOWN OUR THROATS WITH THE CITY COUNCIL’S BLESSING.
And get this-this mixed use joke of a project is what the plans for Wednesday night refer to as a good example of the types of developments they want to ram through.
Watch the players at the last planning commission meeting as Barry Levinson exposes the scam.
FULLERTON CANNOT CONTINUE TO REZONE ALL THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES INTO HIGH RISE HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS. OUR ROADS ARE PURE CRAP OUR TRAFFIC IS ALREADY A MESS AND FULLERTON NEEDS JOBS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN not more apartments!
SHAME ON THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR PROMOTING THIS AND RUNNING ALL THE BUSINESSES OUT OF TOWN
AND ACCORDING TO A SOURCE TO THE FULLERTON INFORMER, KAREN HALLUZA REFUSES TO RELEASE THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S PRESENTATION ON THE NEW AND IMPROVED DCCSP IN ADVANCE TO THE RESIDENTS. YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE TO KNOW THE EXACT DETAILS OF WHAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS GOING TO BE VOTING ON.
This is a new trick folks, one fell swoop-rezone and approve and hand the decisions all over to The City Manager-Joe Felz
JOE FELZ IS REPACKAGING UP THE DCCSP AND HOPING THE PLANNING COMMISSION CAN SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR THROATS. HERE WE GO AGAIN FULLERTON, HERE WE GO AGAIN.
JOE FELZ IS INTRODUCING TO FULLERTON: the study session on the new DCCSP
Just recently, we the people beat back the horrific College Town plan back for the time being. College town calls for closing the 57 Freeway exits and onramps to Nutwood, closing Nutwood to through traffic, wiping out thriving business that serve southeast Fullerton, adding 12000 more cars a day,4300 high density housing units and the creation of a “parking management district” that is not defined and will bring parking meters to all of Fullerton. THIS THING WAS CHUMP CHANGE COMPARED TO WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED WITH THIS SO CALLED NEW AND IMPROVED DCCSP.
JUST HOW BAD IS THE DCCSP THAT WAS PASSED TWO YEARS AGO?
How Awful and Corrupt is the Fullerton Downtown Core and Corridor Special Project?
Please let me count the ways as follows: by Barry Levinson
1- It is an undemocratic power grab by one unelected bureaucrat, City Manager Joe (I want to be king)Felz.
2- It turns the power to vote on individual development projects from the city council with the requirement to allow public comments prior to any vote, to one unelected man, City Manager Joe (I want to be emperor) Felz.
3- No honest elected city council majority would ever consider giving away their power to decide on numerous future development projects throughout much of the city to an unelected bureaucrat, City Manager Joe (I want to be a dictator) Felz.
4- If you think traffic is bad now wait until you add another 50,000-100,000 or more residents with no additional roads or lanes to existing roads. If you do not believe me than look at the million-dollar plan documents. The only traffic improvement called for in the plan is adding one or two roundabouts on Wilshire Avenue.
5- Who do you think might benefit from this project if passed?
May I suggest to you that Council member Jennifer Fitzgerald (who is also the Vice President of Curt Pringle and Associates)
and her boss along with a host of developers who will be knocking at our City Manager’s door?
If Ms. Fitzgerald does not recuse herself from this vote when it comes up, I think rather than recalling her we should just run her out of town.
6- I of course have not yet mentioned the concern as to where the needed water will come from for the 100,000 additional residents.
It would seem that the City of Fullerton motto must be that no matter how bad the times are for you and me, there is never a bad time to get more money (tax money) for themselves.
After all 80% of every dime in tax money that represents the General Fund, does not go for our streets or our decaying sewers and water system.
It goes to our friends at city hall for their salaries and benefits. We get the crumbs that are remaining. Yet for Joe Felz and his merry men and women of Fullerton Forest they are eager to take even more from the poor citizens of Fullerton to make sure their stomachs are full and their retirements are merry and pay for it by selling Fullerton off to the developers.
SO WHO PASSED THE DCCSP TWO YEARS AGO THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO REPACKAGE TONIGHT?
You are here to serve the RESIDENTS of Fullerton. You are here for us, not the other way around. Many of you just do not get it. I mean how can you logically even consider bringing this thing back for consideration?
This plan should have NEVER advanced and, if you had any common sense or were here for the benefit of the People, you would know that. You work for us. Either do your job or resign. Never lecture us, again, or put us in a position where we have to fight you for our own rights to live in a healthy community.
We all know this scam would net the city hundreds of millions in developer fees to keep the out of control pensions and salaries’ gravy train on the tracks and not a peep about the park lands this money will be used for because that is not where it will go. We could have bought Coyote Hills years ago and furnished the darn thing with the endless revenue stream that is now not even ENOUGH TO MEET PAYROLL! Stop participating in planning activities that will destroy our homes and lives here in Fullerton.
Homeowners be damned, Fullerton must grow! So saith our overlord, Ms. Ma’Ayn Johnson.
“We are going to keep growing” — Yes, and destroy resident’s property values and quality of life. Is that what the QB means?
What an Agenda 21 tool, as if you can never pack so many people in so that you have created an overcrowded environment and why when according the census bureau, 95% of the United States is rural open space.
The CT Plan: “it looks good on paper” WHAT? I guess if you don’t mind unbearable gridlock and total degradation of communities.
Significantly adverse impact to air quality, traffic, pedestrian deaths, cyclist deaths and people dying in the ambulances stuck in traffic that this will create.
We warned you that this project would be back, and you know what? So WILL WE.
Stay vigilant Fullerton.
JOE IMBRIANO 4 FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL
PLEASE JOIN ME WEDNESDAY NIGHT-NO MORE HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT FOR FULLERTON