February 11, 2016
At their February 9th meeting, the Orange City Council discussed student rental housing and neighborhood impact issues. During the discussion, City Staff presented a number of options for the City Council to consider to address the concerns expressed by residents that live near Chapman University. Among the actions by the City Council that evening, Staff was directed to strengthen the current "Unruly Party" Ordinance.
As part of the discussion, the Council also heard a report from Chapman University. Chapman representatives outlined the steps they have taken, such as the establishment of a 24-hour telephone hotline. Residents can use the hotline to report concerns about student behavior such as litter, parking, chronic disturbances, or other issues. Chapman's community liaison officers are also available to residents via phone or email.
Chapman University 24-hour hotline (714) 997-6763
Chapman’s community liaison officers Capt. John Kabala (714) 315-8483, firstname.lastname@example.org Capt. Craig Lee at (714) 313-8725, email@example.com
February 9, 2016
Residents near the railroad tracks in Orange have reported hearing train horns late in the evening/early in the morning. As we noted in an earlier post, Metrolink crews are replacing the ties on the railroad tracks between Orange and San Juan Capistrano. The horns you may be hearing are related to this construction, and are not a violation of the "Quiet Zone" rules that went into effect a few years ago.
February 8, 2016
Beginning Monday, February 8, Metrolink crews, in cooperation with OCTA, will be replacing ties on the tracks that run from Orange to San Juan Capistrano. The crews will work from 10 pm to 6 am, Monday through Friday, and should be done around April 8.