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“Meet the Candidates” Forum on Monday, October 1st

On Monday, October 1st, NUFF hosted its traditional “Meet & Greet” at the Fullerton Public Library.  On hand were 18 of the 20 candidates running for elective office in Fullerton in the November elections.

Fullerton City Council: in the upcoming November election, two of the five council seats are up for election under Fullerton’s new system of elections by district.  As part of the program, Fullerton City Clerk provided an overview on the new district elections system and how it works.

Fullerton School Board Trustees: As of 2016, Fullerton’s School Board elections are also organized  by districts.  In November, there are a number of seats on both the high school and elementary school districts, and candidates for each of the seat will be on hand to discuss their plans and  goals for their respective districts.

The NUFF Candidate “Meet & Greet” was an ideal opportunity for NUFF members and other members of the Fullerton community to speak directly with the candidates, face-to-face, no long speeches, up close and personal, to make their own decisions on whom to support in November for these important positions.

For more information on the candidates, click here

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March NUFF Forum: “Fullerton Infrastructure and You”

On March 28th, NUFF members and guests were treated to an informative and engaging presentaton from Joe Felz, Fullerton’s City Manager.

The quality and condition of a city’s infrastructure has a fundamental impact on its quality of life in ways that are both stark and subtle.  Joe provided a detailed and thorough overview of how over the past several years, the City has developed a comprehensive and multi-faceted plan for planning for current and future needs while also making needed repairs to the city’s aging infrastructure.

At the end of the presentation, members of the audience submitted questions, which Joe answered with his usual combination of candor and good humor.

You can download a copy of Joe’s presentation by clicking on the link below:

March NUFF Forum_Fullerton’s Infrastructure and You_Joe Felz Presentation_28Mar16

Thanks again, Joe Felz, for both your willingness to make the time for the March NUFF Forum and for your contributions and continued dedication to the City of Fullerton overall.

Minard and Betsy at March Meeting

Also as part of the March meeting, NUFF was pleased to have the opportunity to recognize another significant contributor to Fullerton’s civic life.

Minard’s many contributions and achievement’s over nearly a half-century of service to both the Fullerton school system and to the larger Fullerton as whole.  The NUFF board emphatically salutes Minard’s commitment, energy, and spirit, and the city of Fullerton is clearly the better for it.

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January NUFF Forum: “College Town – What? Where? Why?”

Information about a significant new plan for Fullerton’s east side was shared at the recent NUFF forum on Monday, January 25th, at the Library in our regular location, the Osborne Memorial Room.

Change and design are never easy; some things are lost while others are gained. As Fullerton grows and gradually changes, the City guides development through plans designed to promote orderly growth, adherence to laws and regulations, and respect for the city’s heritage as well as the interests and needs of the residents. Changes to parts of the City are guided by the General Plan and by Specific Plans, all of which are created over time and with consideration of many inputs.

Due to needs for increased enrollments, traffic mitigation, and housing issues, the City and the universities have been reviewing ways to enhance the area south of these colleges; the area is roughly bordered by Nutwood, Chapman, State College and the 57 Freeway.

At the NUFF forum on January 25th, Karen Haluza, Director of Community Development, Planning Project Manager Heather Allen and representatives from the universities explained the details of the proposed CollegeTown Specific Plan and took questions from the audience following their presentation.

In the original “College Town” plan, City staff had developed a Specific Plan for the area, which was subsequently formally taken up and reviewed by the City of Fullerton Planning Commission in February. If it had been implemented as proposed, the “Collegetown” plan would have a substantial impact on the area around the CSUF campus.  However, based in part on community input at that meeteing, the Collegetown Specific Plan was ultimately not approved as drafted.  Planning staff and the Commission plan to revisit the matter at a later date.