"It is a core principal of Irvine that we protect our open space, and we're here today to do that. And I wanted to thank my colleagues for bringing forth this issue -- and particularly the right time with the General Plan update -- that there could be no question now that the devotion of our City is to the protection of open space. And so, I thank you for that."
--Irvine City Councilmember Melissa Fox, public comments made at the August 28th Council meeting
"We are making it, hopefully, very clear tonight...that we are not going to be looking at any entitlements, any approval entitlements. And so, if someone wants to invest that kind of money [into the golf course] with the understanding that we will not be moving off the dime in regard to your protection of your property, that's their choice. But our choice tonight is -- my choice tonight -- along with the Mayor, is to give you confidence that we will not be approving any kind of additional entitlements on that property.
...I believe that putting forward in a resolution that reaffirm our commitment to -- in the strongest way -- to let you know that we're behind you 100%.."
--Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea, public comments at the August 28th City Council meeting