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2018 State of Old Towne Orange Event

Our friends at the Old Towne Preservation Association (OTPA) are hosting the third annual State of Old Towne on Monday, April 16, 2018 inside the Community Room at the Orange Public Library. This is an opportunity to ask Chapman University’s VP of Community Relations questions aboutChapman University’s impacts to the community and anticipated expansion.  Mayor…

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Metrolink Parking Structure Update

The Metrolink Parking Structure has an anticipated completion date of Late 2018/Early 2019.  See below for images and updates! EXCAVATION COMPLETED! In late February, crews finished excavation of the two underground levels of the parking structure.  With the installation of the building’s foundation underway, crews will begin building upward   MOVING FORWARD Starting in mid-March,…

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TLC’s Charter Petition (Business Plan)

Respect Orange has obtained and had the opportunity to review Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative’s (TLC) charter school business plan, which is commonly called a petition.  There are images of the petition at the bottom of this post, to show the massive size of the petition.  To be clear, Respect Orange is not against charter schools, but…

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50% of TLC’s Board of Directors Have Ties to Chapman University

Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative (TLC), the same entity that is operates out of a private residence in San Clemente, has released its list of Board of Directors.  50% (3 of 6) of the initial Board of Directors have direct ties to Chapman University.  Click here to see the names and resumes/information of the three directors with ties…

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TLC/CU Enrollment Plans and Potential Consequences

The TLC charter petition “plans to locate in the area immediately surrounding the Chapman University campus in the Old Town Orange area”.  While the petitioners are “planning our budgets and operations conservatively, the following are our enrollment projects for the term of this charter: ” While the charter petition is planning conservatively with 772 students,…

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WILL CU ANNOUNCE INCREASE ENROLLMENT AT STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS?

Daniele Struppa and Chapman University are preparing to roll out of their latest Specific Plan, the City of Orange document that dictates what development is allowed.  Will the roll out be at CU’s State of the University Address on February 23, 2018? We believe the CU’s application for a 10 year specific plan will be…

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