OC Parks Commissioners sign a binder filled with documents associated with the proposed gift. Commissioners pictured are, from left, Stephan Andranian, Dick Davenport, Trish Kelley, Matt Cunningham, Chair Bert Ashland and Keith Curry.
Contact: Howard Sutter, (714) 834-6203, Howard.Sutter@ocgov.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2010
Board of Supervisors Holds Special Meeting to Consider 20,000 Acre Gift on Tuesday
(Santa Ana, CA) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors will discuss a historic 20,000 acre open space gift at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m. The Irvine Company is donating the land for its continued preservation and recreation.
If approved by the Board, the dedication will increase OC Parks’ parkland and open space by 50%, to nearly 60,000 acres. This proposal represents the largest single land donation ever gifted to the County.
The Board of Supervisors previously approved a Letter of Intent informing the Irvine Company of the County’s intention to accept the land and establishing the criteria to do so on Sept. 29, 2009. The OC Parks Commission considered and approved the acceptance of the property on June 17.
The Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. to consider the adoption of the proposed budget for FY 2010-2011.
The Board of Supervisors meets in the Hall of Administration at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana. To view meeting agendas and watch the special and regularly scheduled meetings streamed live, visit www.ocgov.com. All documents related to the land donation are available on the OC Parks web site at www.ocparks.com.
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