Leave it to Evil Irvine to drop another stinky turd on Orange County residents. It is one thing that they could care less about their own residents, but they also have no qualms about screwing their own neighbors. No wonder they are most hated city in Orange County!
Tustin fears traffic from Irvine project
Council approves letter requesting more information
The City Council is sending a letter to the city of Irvine expressing concern that Tustin streets will feel the impact of traffic caused by the proposed construction of an office and retail project along Jamboree Road just south of the 405 Freeway.
The proposed project consisting of 785,000 square feet of office space and 15,500 of retail activity would generate about 7,200 vehicle trips a day in the area, said Tustin Senior Planner Scott Reekstin. The increased traffic could have a rippling effect on commuter routes to that area at Jamboree and Michelson Drive Reekstin said, causing more congestion in Tustin on Edinger Avenue, the I-5 freeway and Jamboree.
The city requested that any environmental document prepared for the project include an evaluation of the transportation impact generated by the increase in daily trips.
"Hopefully they will mitigate the impact," Mayor Lou Bone said at Tuesday's council meeting.
In other council news:
•The state presented the city with a $94,596 check in response to the city's efforts in creating affordable housing in Tustin, Mayor Lou Bone said. Tustin is listed as number two in the county for "what they have done to address this issue," he said.
•Tustin Chili Cook-off chair persons Don Ropele and Marilyn Esposito reimbursed the city $6,000, or 25 percent of the approximately $24,000 the city spent on labor costs for this year's Chili Cook-off and Street Fair.
Since 1993, the cook-off committee has donated a portion of the event's proceeds to a non-profit organization. This year, the committee selected the Tustin Public Schools Foundation to receive $5,000.
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