Board of Supervisors holds special meeting to consider 20,000 acre gift on Tuesday

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.

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