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NEWS
September 6, 2004
ON THE AGENDA Here are a few of the items the council will consider Tuesday. CITY APPEALS PROCESS The council will consider whether aspects of the city's appeals process need to be tweaked. First, it will consider the overall appeals process, where residents or applicants who disagree with decisions on development projects appeal them right to the council. The council will explore alternatives, including eliminating the waiver of the fee charged for appeals if a council member requests the review for a resident, and reducing the cost of appeals, with the city subsidizing a percentage of the fees.
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NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
COSTA MESA — An assisted living and mixed-use development will be the first project to move forward that was proposed in the five-year-old Westside Urban Plans, a city administrator announced during this week's Planning Commission meeting. Nexus Development, developer of a planned 85-unit assisted living development at 1640 Monrovia Ave., will break ground in July or August, said City Planning Administrator Claire Flynn The Westside Urban Plans, which the City Council approved in April 2006, were discussed during a Planning Commission study session Monday night to update city staff and the public on their status.
NEWS
September 19, 2002
INSIDE CITY HALL Here are some of the decisions coming out of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting Monday. COSTA MESA'S 50TH BIRTHDAY City Council members decided Monday each of the city's years was worth at least $1,000 and approved a $50,000 expenditure to plan for the "CostaMazing Celebration." The yearlong celebration would mark the city's 50th anniversary of incorporation with three major events: An anniversary party to take place in July 2003, a Fairview Fun Run to take place in January 2004 and a "Dining Through the Decades: 50 Years of Costa Mesa Cuisine" event in June 2004.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
-- Compiled by Jennifer Kho WHAT HAPPENED: The Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend preliminary zoning for about 278 acres of unincorporated land along the eastern edge of the city. The areas -- county islands entirely or partially surrounded by the city -- are under consideration for incorporation into Costa Mesa. The preliminary zoning, if passed by the council at a future meeting, will become the official zoning for the areas if they are annexed into the city.
NEWS
March 31, 2005
Ralph Ronquillo As the Chairman of the Westside Revitalization Oversight Committee, I felt compelled to comment on your recent article regarding the City Council's approval of the modified committee implementation plan as presented by councilman Eric Bever. The modified plan includes an expansion of the Westside Revitalization Oversight Committee's recommendations for a residential overlay zoning designation for properties on the Westside, including properties that are currently zoned for industrial uses.
NEWS
May 20, 2001
The uniform code that Costa Mesa imposes on minimum lot size is reminiscent of the code that Procrustes, the mythical robber, imposed on his victims: The victim was made to lie on Procrustes's bed. If the victim was too short, he was stretched on a rack until he fit the bed. If the victim was too long, well, the excess length was deleted. It's not that a given residential lot size requirement is either reasonable or not reasonable. It's that, no matter what it is, it cannot possibly fit every situation.
NEWS
By Linda Orozco | November 16, 2006
Who does Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Rosansky think he is kidding? The number of rehab houses in Newport now totals more than 100 and is still growing because the city is encouraging it, not because talks with other cities are needed. For more than five years, the city has refused to enforce its own zoning code, which would regulate any and all houses converting to residential treatment homes, also known as rehab houses. These rehab homes provide treatment to drug and alcohol addicts.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
Deirdre Newman Westside advocate Eric Bever will soon have a more powerful voice at City Hall. Councilman Allan Mansoor appointed Bever to the Planning Commission on Friday to replace Joel Faris, who resigned with plans to move to Fountain Valley. Bever, a determined proponent for improvement on the Westside for the past decade, will begin his appointment on Monday. Mansoor expects Bever to thrive on the commission. "I think he's the kind of person that will really do his homework and put the time and energy and commitment that's required into something like this," Mansoor said.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | August 23, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay the state $5 million for a 15-acre parcel at Superior Avenue and Coast Highway. The sale still must be approved by the California Transportation Commission. If it goes forward, Newport will develop the land as a park with ball fields, at a possible cost of $5 million or more. "I think it'll be a welcome addition to west Newport once we have the ballfields there," Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Rosansky said at last night's council meeting.
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