31 March 2009


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Come meet with these municipal "CEOs" and share a dialogue with them about their vision for their cities in these challenging times.

There are many changes occurring over the planning and development landscape that are affecting the private sector these days. Cities are starting to feel the downturn in the economy pinch their budgets and services, too. The ULI is one of the few organizations that can bring the public and private sectors together to talk about issues that are affecting us all.
  • Did you know Mission Viejo is reinventing retail? The Shops at Mission Mall boast the largest solar installation of any U.S mall.
  • Do you know Laguna Niguel residents are known for preferring to drive to work (source: American Community Survey)? How will this impact the city's plans to focus on redevelopment around the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station?
  • Did you know Orange, Tustin and Laguna Niguel are ranked among 11 of the 34 cities in Orange County as the least costly to do business in (source: Rose Institute, Claremont McKenna College, 12/19/2008)?
  • Did you know more young people, ages 24-35 are leaving Orange County today than any other age group (source: OCBC). Mayor Cavecche speaks of "handing off our legacy for future generations that will call Orange home" in her recent State of the City speech. How does a city attract and keep its young residents today? Ex: Are Chapman students staying to live and work in Orange after they graduate?
Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:30 am to 9:30 am First American Title Company 5 First American Way Garden Room #5 Santa Ana
For more information, call 800-321-5011 and mention #81230909 or go to the ULI website.


  1. This is just the type of event that the City of Mission Viejo needs. An event off the communities soil and in a third party environment where the 'Scuttlebutts' will be out of their comfort zone and allow relevant and positive discussion take place. I encourage all you to attend this event if you are interested in getting your voice heard and/or becoming more informed.
    I can't wait!
    Thanks for giving me the heads up.

  2. Did anyone get a chance to attend this event? I got stuck at a conference and could not attend. If someone could summarize the meeting, that would be great?