They placed the B too close to the M on my keyboard....
A few million here, a few million there and pretty soon we're talking about real money...
Fantasize this, Heckle and Jeckle....
Published OC Register; Published: July 8, 2014 LINK
IRVINE – Auditors investigating how more than $200 million was spent at the Great Park got another $330,000 to finish their report.
Published LA Times: October 27, 2012 LINK
Ten years after Orange County residents voted to turn a shuttered military base into one of America's most ambitious municipal parks, most of the land remains fenced off, looking very much like the airfield the Marines left behind.
The city of Irvine has spent at least $203 million on the project, but only 200 acres of the promised 1,347-acre Orange County Great Park has been built, and half of that is leased out for commercial farming.
Most of the money has paid for plans, designs, administrative costs and consultants, with less than a fifth of it going toward actual park construction, according to a Times analysis of the spending.
Now, the money to build "the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century" -- as the city calls it -- has just about run out, leaving Irvine leaders to contemplate radical measures: Selling off public land to raise funds or asking private business to step in and build the park for them.