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NEWS
June 5, 2001
First, the City Council talks about larger size lots and increased regulations when adding onto a home. Next, some council members talk about increased affordable housing and encouraging or basically forcing new developers to build and sell cheaper homes. Now compare: How can you have larger size lots and homes with cheaper more affordable prices? Answer, you can't. I dare you to find a single developer who is going to build larger homes for affordable prices.
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NEWS
January 25, 2003
June Casagrande It's too early to create a waiting list, but the list to get on a waiting list is already about 90 names long. Even in its most preliminary stages, plans to build a 150-unit affordable housing complex for seniors has brought an avalanche of interest from prospective tenants. "Yes, there have definitely been a lot of calls," said Celeste Jardine-Haug, director of the OASIS Senior Center. "But there has been a lot of interest for a long time.
NEWS
June 19, 2003
In contrast to several other letters to the editor on the subject of affordable housing on Lower Bayview Landing, mine shall be brief, but pithy. Not since I had the privilege to serve on the Newport Beach City Council (1974-78) has there been an affordable housing project for seniors. I spearheaded and supported the establishment of Oasis and the entitlement for the Lutheran Church of the Masters project on Pacific View Drive. Both projects only came into being because of the availability of federal funds.
NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | July 27, 2005
Honeybee Hyatt. Yes, that's her real name. And anyone who knows the Newport Coast resident might say she's as sweet as her name sounds. Hyatt, 35, quit her job in the corporate marketing and advertising field after getting married, but she certainly hasn't stopped working. After giving birth to her son Sam nearly two years ago, Hyatt began volunteering her time to Project Access, a Newport Beach-based organization that assists residents of low-income housing.
NEWS
July 26, 2007
Newport Beach officials will spend $5 million in developer fees on city parks, with the bulk of the money likely going to Newport Center Park. Builder Lennar Homes will pay the city the funds as part of an agreement that allows it to build 79 condos next to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and follow a new, lower standard for affordable housing. The City Council voted Tuesday to use the money first for Newport Center Park, the site under dispute as a potential city hall location; then for improvements at Back Bay View Park.
NEWS
November 16, 2006
The election is over, the ballots are cast, the people of Costa Mesa have taken back their future. While the people of Costa Mesa will continue to welcome outside investors, these projects will have to pass muster and lend themselves to the benefit of all affected parties. The residents of Costa Mesa have defeated the union financed coup. The days of our planning commissioners granting conditional-use permits for projects that would never see the light of day in another community are gone.
NEWS
October 8, 2004
Deirdre Newman Know your audience is one of the first rules for politicians, and those City Council candidates who strayed too far from that maxim Thursday -- at a feisty forum at the Senior Center -- were redirected to the senior universe by unambiguous questions such as: "What are you going to do for seniors?" Affordable housing, fixing the streets, improving libraries and making pedestrian crossings safer -- these are some of the big issues on seniors' minds these days.
NEWS
November 4, 2003
June Casagrande The Lower Bayview Landing senior affordable housing project, which hit some serious roadblocks this summer, could be in for some good news. A hitch that would have cost the city $500,000 might be avoidable, city officials said. And supporters are becoming cautiously optimistic that the plan is on track for Coastal Commission approval. The California Coastal Commission in July sent the city to revise plans for the housing project after a local environmentalist raised objections to the development slated to go up near the intersection of Coast Highway and Jamboree Road.
NEWS
By Patricia Whitaker | January 21, 2012
In an effort to balance the state budget, the California Supreme Court voted at the end of December to eliminate redevelopment agencies across the state effective Jan. 31. It further struck down a separate law that would have allowed agencies to stay afloat if they paid more than $1 billion to the state. The decision has understandably caused a reverberation of panic from proponents desperate to find an amicable way to salvage redevelopment in some form and stave off the chaos that will surface as a result of dismantling the agencies.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | December 6, 2007
Newport Beach is out of compliance with laws that require the city to address regional housing needs, according to state officials. Local affordable housing advocates say the city has done little to help the many low-income workers who work in fields like food service and housekeeping in the wealthy community. “They’ve done virtually nothing to meet the needs of people with very low-incomes,” said Scott Darrell, executive director of the Kennedy Commission on Affordable Housing.
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