City of Irvine Great Park Ratification, Measure R (November 2008)
Measure R amounted to the adoption of a set of policies relating to the city's "Orange County Great Park" project, as well as a set of constraints to govern the relationship between the City of Irvine and the Orange County Great Park Corporation.
The Orange County Great Park Corporation was established in 2003 by the Irvine City Council as 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with responsibility for the design, construction, and maintenance of the Orange County Great Park. The Corporation is governed by a board of directors that consists of the five City of Irvine City Council members and four additional directors.
The Orange County Great Park is located on the land that was once the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. It is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, and includes about 1,300 acres. According to the park's website, "the Great Park’s award-winning master plan embraces environmental sustainability, preserves Orange County’s agricultural heritage, and honors the military history of the former air base, setting a new standard for sustainable park design and urban planning. Upon completion, the Orange County Great Park will join America’s inventory of national treasures and set a new standard for great metropolitan parks around the world."
- These final, certified, results are from the Orange County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE R: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to ratify and implement certain policies relating to the Orange County Great Park project with regard to the governing structures and responsibilities of the City of Irvine and the Orange County Great Park Corporation, funding and construction, operation and maintenance considerations, and major policies and programs?"|