Guide to the Shirley Grindle Papers MS.R.084

Finding aid prepared by Audrey Pearson and Carole McEwan.
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2011


Title: Shirley Grindle papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.084
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (12 boxes and 12 oversized folders)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1974-2000
Date (inclusive): 1956-2005
Abstract: This collection comprises the papers of Shirley Grindle, an environmental and political activist, self-proclaimed "watch-dog" for Orange County campaign ethics, and former Orange County (California) Planning Commissioner (1973-1977). The papers include records of the Orange County Planning Commission from her time as a commissioner, index cards she used to track campaign donations and monitor compliance with the Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics (TIN CUP) ordinance, her TIN CUP files and subject files reflecting her involvement in the preservation of open spaces in Orange County. The papers include index cards, environmental impact reports, maps, reports, correspondence, agendas, memoranda, notes, clippings, minutes, ephemera, legal documents, and photographs.
Creator: Grindle, Shirley

Access

The collection is open for research.

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Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Shirley Grindle papers. MS-R084. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Shirley Grindle, 2001-2006, 2010.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Audrey Pearson, 2007, and Carole McEwan, 2010.

Historical Background

Environmental and political activist Shirley Grindle served as a member of the Orange County Planning Commission from January 1973 to January 1977 and subsequently became a vocal advocate for the preservation of open spaces and campaign finance reform in Orange County, California. Grindle has also acted as a self-proclaimed "watch-dog" for campaign ethics in Orange County since 1977.
A Nebraska native raised in Long Beach, California, Grindle obtained her degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was the only female engineering student in her graduating class. She worked as an aeronautical engineer, and pioneered the development of the hyperthermal plasma arc wind tunnel to simulate re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. Grindle conducted thousands of re-entry tests on candidate nose cone materials to ascertain their ability to safely return a man from outer space. When the need for new re-entry materials ceased, Grindle retired to run a construction engineering firm with her brother, conducting off-site grading and installation of storm drains, sidewalks, paving, etc. In the mid 1960s a prominent sand and gravel mining company had attempted to re-zone property near Grindle's residence to allow the digging of another 70-acre gravel pit. Grindle organized local homeowners associations and successfully blocked the re-zoning after an 8-year battle. Grindle's accomplishments brought her to the attention of County Supervisor Ralph Clark, who appointed her to the Orange County Planning Commission in January 1973.
Grindle served as an Orange County Planning Commissioner for the Fourth District from 1973 through 1976. The Commission is made up of five commissioners appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, each representing one district of the county. Commissioners review Orange County General Plan amendments, zoning changes, conditional use permits, variances, and revocation proceedings. The Commission holds regular and special meetings to discuss issues such as road realignments, city zone changes, regional parks, future housing tracks, flood control, and land grading. Commissioners vote to determine whether or not to approve requests. Decisions are largely based on environmental impact reports and statements and the recommendation of the County Planning Department staff. The Planning Commission then makes its recommendations to the Orange County Board of Supervisors who have final approval authority on most issues. During her term, Grindle was specifically charged with resolving the development issues associated with Orange Park Acres -- a large rural county island in Clark's Fourth District.
After resigning from the Planning Commission in January 1977, Grindle went to work for an environmental firm and wrote environmental impact reports associated with military projects. In 1981 Grindle retired from Ultrasystems, Inc., and has since dedicated herself full-time to political and environmental activism.
In 1977 after leaving the Planning Commission, Grindle authored a campaign finance ordinance known as TIN CUP (standing for Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics). Grindle led the county-wide initiative that collected in excess of 100,000 signatures to qualify the ordinance for the ballot. She requested the Board of Supervisors to adopt the ordinance since it was likely to pass if put on the ballot. They did so and the TIN CUP ordinance became effective December 8, 1978. It limited contributions initially to $1,000 per election cycle; by 1992 the limit increased to just over $2,000 due to cost of living increases.
In 1992 Grindle amended the TIN CUP ordinance and asked the Board of Supervisors to place it on the ballot. The amended ordinance (TIN CUP II) was passed by 85% of the vote and went into effect in June 1992. Grindle also wrote an ordinance with the Board of Supervisors in 1993 that prohibited county employees, including appointed and elected officials, from receiving gifts from anyone who had done business with the county in the last 12 months. Also in 1993, she helped write a code of ethics that banned county officials and former employees from lobbying the county for one year after leaving their positions.
After TIN CUP went into effect in 1978, Grindle carefully maintained index cards on which she recorded every campaign contribution made to candidates running for county office. This allowed her to discover and track possible violations. When she found violations, she contacted the candidate and his or her treasurer to seek corrective action of the violations. In virtually all cases, voluntary compliance was achieved once the violation was brought to the candidate or treasurer's attention.
Grindle has also worked for over 20 years to help establish permanent open spaces in Orange County, including the El Modena Hills in East Orange, now included as part of Santiago Oaks Regional Park, and the 526-acre Barham Ranch which was also subsequently added to Santiago Oaks Regional Park.
Grindle began work in 1970 to preserve as open space a parcel of land east of the City of Orange, known as Jones Ranch. Jones Ranch includes the lava-rock outcroppings of the El Modena Hills. By 1972 Jones Ranch was offered for sale for eventual residential development. Grindle, acting as Planning Commissioner, established a committee comprised of the developer, the land owner, representatives of nearby neighborhoods, and the city and county governments to devise a plan of development for the East Orange area. The compromise plan was adopted in 1976 and preserved 110 acres of Jones Ranch, which included the El Modena Hills primary ridgeline and slope, in exchange for increased density on the rest of Jones Ranch. In 1978 a developer requested an amendment to allow development in the open space. In response to this new threat, in 1979 Grindle formed the non-profit "East Orange Open Space Management Corporation" to accept title and responsibility for the open space. During the 1980s the Jones Ranch was sold to a series of developers. In 1989 the El Modena Hills were finally deeded to the County of Orange as part of Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Grindle then contacted the Los Tesoros Homeowners Association, which held 32 acres adjoining the open space, and convinced them to dedicate the land to the Santiago Oaks Regional Park.
Barham Ranch is a 526-acre wilderness park that was jointly owned by the Serrano Water District and the Orange Unified School District. The Ranch was acquired in the 1880s for water rights and a dam site by Carpenter Irrigation District and Serrano Irrigation District (now the Serrano Water District). In the 1970s Carpenter Irrigation District sold its undivided 50% interest to the Orange Unified School District with a written agreement that Barham Ranch was to be used for "general public benefit and educational purposes." By 1999 however, the Serrano Water District entered into an agreement with a private developer (SunCal Companies) to sell their undivided 50% interest in Barham Ranch so that SunCal could build 600 homes on it. After much public outcry and pressure from Prange Park Acres and the Save Barham Ranch group (comprised of Marilyn Ganahl, Theresa Sears and Shirley Grindle), the Serrano Water District sold its half interest to the Orange Unified School District for $2.4 million in (January 2000). Subsequently, after much negotiation with members of the Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees, the County Board of Supervisors bought Barham Ranch for $4.2 million on August 27, 2002, thereby connecting Irvine Regional Park with Santiago Oaks and Weir Canyon Regional Parks for a total of 1,550 acres of protected open space.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the papers of Shirley Grindle, former Orange County Planning Commissioner, author of Orange County's Time Is Now, Clean Up Politics (TIN CUP) ordinance, and environmental and political activist. The materials include her files as a planning commissioner (1973-1978), the index cards she used to track campaign donations and monitor compliance with TIN CUP (1978-1990), her TIN CUP files and subject files reflecting her involvement in the preservation of open spaces in Orange County (1970-2005). Her papers include index cards, environmental impact reports, maps, reports, correspondence, agendas, memoranda, notes, clippings, minutes, ephemera, and legal documents. Also included are a few photographs related to Grindle's environmental efforts.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 series.
  • Series 1. Orange County Planning Commission files, 1971-1978. 2.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Environmental activism files, 1956-2005. 1.5 linear feet
  • Series 3. Campaign finance reform index cards, 1978-1990. 0.8 linear feet
  • Series 4. TINCUP files, 1970-2007. 1.0 linear feet
  • Series 5. Awards,1976-2008. 0.1 linear feet
  • Series 6. Orange County Grand Jury investigation of District Attorney, 2002. 0.2 linear feet

Separation Note

Several newsletters and magazines were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Grindle, Shirley -- Archives.
Orange County (Calif.). Planning Commission..
Campaign funds -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Environmental impact statements -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Environmental protection -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
Ephemera -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Letters -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Letters -- California -- Orange County -- 21st century.
Open spaces -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
Orange County (Calif.) -- History -- Sources
Orange County (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources.
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Regional planning -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
Topographic maps --California -- Orange County -- 20th century.

 

Orange County Planning Commission files Series 1. Bulk, 1974-1976 1971-1978

Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises records Shirley Grindle maintained when she was a commissioner for the fourth district on the Orange County Planning Commission. Issues brought before the commission included amendments to the county general plan, zoning changes, conditional use permits, and variances. The series predominantly consists of environmental impact reports, oversized maps that accompanied reports, correspondence, meeting agendas, and land use plans. There are also newspaper arrticles from the Los Angeles Times, Orange County edition.

Arrangement

The series is organized alphabetically by geographical location. The newspaper articles follow.
 

Aliso Viejo

Box-folder 1 : 1

Nellie Gail Ranch program, report, and other materials 1974

 

Anaheim

Box-folder 1 : 2

Anaheim Hills tentative tract 8533: environmental impact report and correspondence 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS6

10 maps

Box-folder 1 : 3

Land level chart undated

 

Capistrano Valley

Box-folder 1 : 4-5

Orange County General Plan, Capistrano Valley Area Land Use Plan 1973-1974

Box-folder 1 : 6

Orange County General Plan: reports, correspondence and other materials 1974

 

Dana Point

Box-folder 1 : 20

Del Obispo property use permit 3613: environmental impact report, memoranda, and other materials 1975

Box-folder XOS1

1 map

Box-folder 1 : 21-22

Road realignment: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1975-1976

 

Fountain Valley

Box-folder 1 : 23

Zone change no. ZC 75-12: environmental impact report, reports, and correspondence 1976

Box-folder 1 : 24

Irvine 1975-1976

 

Hill 733, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials

Box 9, Folder 1

Outdoor Education Camp proposal by the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2004

Box-folder XOS1

3 maps

 

Laguna Beach

Box-folder 1 : 25

Camel Point Drive use permit 3863: Environmental Management Agency reports, memoranda, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS1

1 map

Box-folder 1 : 26

Hobo Canyon position report 1974

 

Laguna Canyon

Box-folder 1 : 27

Flood control: correspondence, memoranda, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 1 : 28

Flood control: environmental impact report 1975

 

Laguna Hills

Box-folder 1 : 29

Mathis Ranch tentative tract 8962: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS3 - XOS4

32 maps

 

Laguna Niguel

Box-folder 1 : 30

Aliso Water Management Agency Regional Wastewater Treatment Project: environmental impact report, reports, and other materials 1972-1974

Box-folder 1 : 31

Bear Brand Ranch sketch plan 1974

Box-folder 1 : 32

Colinas de Capistrano Planned Community: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS1

2 maps

Box-folder 1 : 33

Commercial recreation center, use permit 3878: environmental impact report, reports, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS1

2 maps

Box-folder 1 : 34

Planned community tentative tract 7509: meeting minutes 1973

 

Lake Forest

Box-folder 1 : 35

El Toro Road: environmental impact statement 1975

Box-folder 1 : 36

El Toro Road proposed residential development tentative tract 5278: environmental impact report 1976

Box-folder XOS2

12 maps

Box-folder 2 : 1

El Toro Road realignment: correspondence, reports, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 2 : 2

"Forest Lanes" proposed bowling alley: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS2

3 maps

Box-folder 2 : 3

General Plan for Rancho Serrano 1974

 

Malibu

Box-folder 2 : 4

Application for use permit 1976

 

Mission Viejo:

Box-folder 2 : 5

El Toro Road tentative tract 5278: reports, memoranda, and other materials 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS10

10 maps

 

Newport Beach

Box-folder 2 : 6-7

Environmental Impact Report and Project Report for Irvine Coastal Community General Plan Amendment 1976

 

Orange

Box-folder 2 : 8

Change of zone case no. ZC 74-47 and ZC 74-48: reports, memoranda, and other materials 1975

Box-folder XOS9

9 maps

Box-folder 2 : 9

Fowler Avenue and Hewes Avenue tentative tract 9177: report, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS9

3 maps

Box-folder 2 : 10

Fowler Avenue and Hewes Avenue tentative tract 6137: report, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS9

2 maps

Box-folder 2 : 11

Saddleback Motorcycle Park: environmental impact reports, correspondence, and other materials 1973-1974

Box-folder XOS9

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 12

Santiago Boulevard and Bond Avenue tentative tract 8348: reports, memoranda, and other materials 1974

Box-folder XOS9

2 maps

 

Orange County

Box-folder 2 : 13

General Plan Amendment tentative schedule 1976

Box-folder 2 : 14

General Plan Amendment, Land Use Element Amendment 76-1: reports 1976

Box-folder 2 : 15

General Plan Amendment 75-1: draft environmental impact report, memoranda, and other materials 1975

Box-folder 2 : 16

General Plan Amendment 75-1: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1975

Box-folder 2 : 17

Land Use Element Amendment 76-1: correspondence, notes, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 2 : 18

Local park code and status report on local parks: program agendas, reports, and other materials 1970-1974

Box-folder 2 : 19

North East Orange County Circulation Study (NEOCCS): memoranda, agendas, and other materials 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS11

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 20

Report on cultural/scientific resources 1976

Box-folder 2 : 21

Resolution 75-2 1975

Box-folder 2 : 22

Scenic Highway Advisory Board minutes, correspondence, and other materials 1974-1976

Box-folder 2 : 23

The Scenic Highways Element: general planning program report 1973

Box-folder 2 : 24

Senate Bill 1736: correspondence, clipping, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 2 : 25

Town hall meetings for county sanitation: correspondence, invitation, and other materials 1976

 

Santa Ana

Box-folder 2 : 26-27

Charter Point tentative tract 5794: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1974

Box-folder XOS7

4 maps

Box-folder 2 : 28

East Lemon Heights Drive tentative tract 8622: report 1976

Box-folder XOS5

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 29

Greenwald Lane tentative tract 9115: report 1976

Box-folder XOS5

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 30

Intersection design of Hinton Way at Crawford Canyon Road tract 6208: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS5

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 31

La Vereda Reservoir: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1973

Box-folder XOS7

2 maps

Box-folder 2 : 32

Lower Lake Drive and Bent Tree Lane tentative tract 9271: report, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder XOS5

1 map

Box-folder 2 : 33

Old Foothill Boulevard tentative tract 8616: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1974-1975

Box-folder XOS7

5 maps

Box-folder 3 : 1

Peacock Hill Planned Community tentative tract 9389: report 1976

Box-folder XOS5

1 map

Box-folder 3 : 2

Proposed land exchange affecting Lot 15 tract 5448: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 3 : 3

Proposed water reservoir for Lemon Heights: environmental impact reports 1975-1976

Box-folder 3 : 4

Red Hill: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1975-1976

Box-folder XOS7

1 map

Box-folder 3 : 5

Rockhurst Avenue tentative tract 8489: reports, memoranda, and other materials 1976

Box-folder 3 : 6

17th Street and Hewes Avenue tentative tract 8988: report 1975

Box-folder XOS5

2 maps

Box-folder 3 : 7

Tustin Hills Racquet Club use permit 3618: environmental impact report, use permits, and other materials 1974-1975

Box-folder XOS7

2 maps

 

Santa Ana Mountains

Box-folder 3 : 8

Silverado Springs Recreation Ranch use permit 3612: environmental impact report, correspondence, and other materials 1975

Box-folder XOS11

4 maps

 

Trabuco Canyon

Box-folder 3 : 10

Whiting Ranch Development Plan and environmental impact report circa 1975

Box-folder 3 : 11

Whiting Ranch: planned community district regulations and guidelines for hillside development 1973

 

South Laguna

Box-folder 3 : 9

General Plan Amendment: minutes, reports, and other materials 1974

 

Tustin

Box-folder 3 : 12

Laurinda Way and 17th Street use permit 3672: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1975

Box-folder XOS8

1 map

Box-folder 3 : 13-14

Newport Avenue and La Colina Drive tentative tract 8108: environmental impact report, reports, and other materials 1971-1975

Box-folder XOS8

14 maps

Box-folder 3 : 15

Panorama Heights: correspondence, memoranda, and other materials 1974

Box 9, Folder 2

Articles from the Los Angeles Times, Orange County edition, 2000-2001

 

Environmental activism files Series 2. Bulk, 1978-2005 1956-2005

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents Grindle's involvement and interests in various environmental issues in Orange County. She has mainly been concerned with the preservation of open spaces in Orange County and limiting the construction of new housing tracts in already densely populated areas. Grindle has worked together with homeowners' associations and concerned citizens to ensure that park areas will not be destroyed by housing developments.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in 4 subseries:
  • 2.1 Sue L. Ficker files on Upper Newport Bay, 1971-1978
  • 2.2 Santiago Oaks Regional Park, 1956-1993, bulk 1978-1989
  • 2.3 Barham Ranch, 1996-2002
  • 2.4 Andrew R. Brooks v. Charter Point Community Association, 1974, 2003-2005
 

Sue L. Ficker files on Upper Newport Bay Subseries 2.1 1971-1978

Scope and Contents note

The materials in this subseries were given to Grindle by Sue L. Ficker of Newport Beach, California. Ficker was the former president of the Central Newport Beach Improvement Association and a member of Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON). The materials document an effort to lessen the pollution of the Upper Newport Bay area by updating Newport Beach's drainage system.
Box-folder 3 : 16

Clippings 1971-1975

Box-folder 3 : 17

Correspondence, reports, and other materials 1971-1978

Box-folder 3 : 18

Photographs 1978

Scope and Contents note

Contains 27 3.5 x 4.5" photographic prints of bluff collapses and storm drains, including images of Harbor Ridge and the Lower Back Bay.
 

Santiago Oaks Regional Park Subseries 2.2 1956-1993 bulk 1978-1989

Scope and Contents note

The subseries includes materials Grindle collected while working to secure the El Modena Hills as part of the Santiago Oaks Regional Park. It includes files documenting the housing developers who owned rights to the land, the decisions of the City of Orange Planning Commission, the East Orange Open Space Management Corporation, and the Los Tesoros Homeowners Association. Also included are later writings by Grindle on these topics.
Box-folder 3 : 19

Brooks, Richard Kenneth, Jr. & Associates, Inc.: reports, correspondence, and notes concerning protective covenants for tract 9608 1983

Box-folder 3 : 20

Clippings 1978-1989

Box-folder 3 : 21-25

Correspondence 1977-1990

Box-folder 3 : 26

Crawford Hills tract 13032: parcel descriptions and maps 1987

Box-folder 3 : 27

Crawford Canyon revised tentative tract 9608: draft focused supplemental environmental impact report 1981

Box-folder 3 : 28

East Orange Open Space agenda item transmittal 1978

 

East Orange Open Space Management Corporation

Box-folder 3 : 29

Information sheet circa 1979

Box-folder 3 : 30

Luncheon invitations, photographs, and other materials 1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes 13 3 x 5" and two 4 x 6" photographs of a luncheon hosted at the Orange County Mining Company restaurant on 1989 July 12. Two photographs show honorees, which included Grindle and other Orange County officials.
Box-folder 3 : 31

Membership card drafts and fliers circa 1979

Box-folder 3 : 32

Option agreement 1982

Box-folder 3 : 33

Public notices and press releases circa 1979

Box-folder 3 : 34

Existing citizens non-profit corporations: reports and notes undated

Box-folder 3 : 35

Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commission agenda and notice of public hearing 1987

Box-folder 3 : 36

Local Agency Formation Commission application materials and schedule circa 1978

 

Los Tesoros Homeowners Association

Box-folder 3 : 37

Deeds and quitclaim deeds 1956 1971 1981-1990

Box-folder 3 : 38

Insurance policy preliminary reports 1989-1992

Box-folder 3 : 39

Land transfer correspondence, notes, and other materials 1989-1993

Box-folder 3 : 40

Photographs of transferred area undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains 12 photographs of hills, land grating, a water pump, and surrounding houses, fences and streets.
Box-folder XOS12

Maps undated

 

Newsletters

Box-folder 3 : 41

The Bulletin 1979 January

Box-folder 3 : 42

Common Talk 1985-1986

Box-folder 3 : 43

Yorba Linda Lakebed Assoc. 1979 October

Box-folder 3 : 44

Notes 1979-1987

Box-folder 3 : 45

Offer of dedication for unincorporated area of Orange County 1984

Box-folder 3 : 46

"Open Space Dedication and Maintenance for Jones Ranch in East Orange" report 1978

 

Orange

Box-folder 3 : 47

City Council meeting transcript regarding Jones Ranch 1978

 

Planning Commission

Box-folder 3 : 48

Agenda, memorandum, and other materials 1980-1982

Box-folder 4 : 1

Resolutions regarding tentative tract 9608 1982-1983

Box-folder 4 : 2

Resolutions, reports, and other materials 1983-1988

Box-folder 4 : 3

Resolutions of the Local Agency Formation Commission 1976

 

Papers written by Grindle

Box 9, Folder 6

The Demise of the Strawberry Field, 2009

Box 9, Folder 5

History of the Orange Park Acres Specific Plan and 1975 East Orange General Plan, 2009

Box 9, Folder 3

The Professionals, the Politicians and the People: a Case History of the Citizens Against Consolidated Rock Products, Inc., 2009

Box 9, Folder 4

Saving the El Modena Hills, 2009

Box-folder 4 : 4

Photographs of El Modena Hills circa 1979

Box-folder 4 : 5

Security Housing Company corporation grant deed, notes, and other materials 1976-1979

Box-folder 4 : 6

"Security Housing Proposal for Jones Ranch Open Space" fact sheet 1979

Box-folder 4 : 7

Trust for Public Land Annual Report 1980

Box-folder 4 : 8

Trust for Public Land workshop: correspondence, agenda, and notes 1980

 

Barham Ranch Subseries 2.3 1996-2002

Scope and Contents note

The subseries includes materials Grindle gathered while working to keep Barham Ranch from being developed as a large housing tract. The files include data about the area and document legal violations made by the Serrano Water District, dealings between the Serrano Water District and SunCal Companies, a lawsuit the Serrano Water District filed against the Orange Unified School District, and the effort to convince Orange County to buy Barham Ranch from the Orange Unified School District.
 

Barham Ranch

Box-folder 4 : 11

Data reports, correspondence, and other materials circa 1998-2000

Box-folder 4 : 12

Environmental report and fact sheet 1997-1999

Box-folder 4 : 13

Brown Act violations: correspondence, agendas, and other materials 2000

Box-folder 4 : 14

California Department of Fish and Game reports and correspondence 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 15

California State Board of Education complaint: correspondence and notes 2000-2002

Box-folder 4 : 16

Citizen's letters 1996-2000

Box-folder 4 : 17

Clippings 1998-2000

Box-folder 4 : 18

Coad, Cynthia: clippings 1999

Biographical/Historical note

Cynthia Coad has been a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors since 1998 and served as chair of the Board in 2001.
Box-folder 4 : 19

County offers for Barham Ranch: clippings, news releases, and other materials 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 20

Hooper, Rachel B.: legal documents, correspondence, and other materials 1998-1999

Biographical/Historical note

Rachel B. Hooper was an attorney representing the Orange Park Association; Friends of Harbors; Beaches and Parks, Inc.; Endangered Habitats League, Inc.; and Richard J. Walters.
Box-folder 4 : 21

Land use permit process: memorandum and report 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 22

Memoranda 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 23

Miller, Lawrence G.: declaration and correspondence 1999

Box-folder 4 : 24

Notes and planning documents 2000 undated

Box-folder 4 : 25

Orange County correspondence on Barham Ranch 1996-2000

 

Orange Unified School District

Box-folder 4 : 26

Campaign statements and economic interest statements 1997-1999

Box-folder 4 : 27

Correspondence, memoranda, and other materials 1988-2000

Box-folder 4 : 28

Lease and purchase agreement and correspondence with Carpenter Irrigation District 1976-1980 1999

Box-folder 4 : 29

Public records requests 1999-2000

 

Serrano Water District (SWD)

Box-folder 4 : 30

Agreement, correspondence, and notes with SunCal Companies 1998-1999

Box-folder 4 : 31-32

Complaints against SWD filed with the Orange County Grand Jury: reports, correspondence, and other materials 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 33

Correspondence, resolution, and other materials 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 34

Illegal mining: agreements, correspondence, and other materials 1986-1998

Box-folder 4 : 35

Minutes 2000

Box-folder 4 : 36

Statements of economic interest, agenda, and other materials 1997-1999

Box-folder 4 : 37

Serrano Water District v. Orange Unified School District lawsuit: correspondence, legal documents, and other materials 1999-2000

Box-folder 4 : 38

Strawberry Field agreement, memoranda, and other materials 1996-2000

Box-folder 4 : 39

SunCal Companies: clippings, reports, and other background information 1989-2000

Box-folder 4 : 40

Timelines of events and exhibits 1998-2000

Box-folder 4 : 9-10

Anaheim Hills Elementary School grading agreement: correspondence, agendas, and other materials 1999-2000

 

Andrew R. Brooks v. Charter Point Community Association Subseries 2.4 1974 2003-2005

Scope and Contents note

The subseries documents how Grindle assisted Andrew R. Brooks in his lawsuit against Orange County and a neighboring homeowners' association for failing to enforce a 1974 agreement that set restrictions to protect his view and standards for fire and slope safety. The 1974 agreement was written by the Orange County Planning Commission during the time in which Grindle was a member.
Box-folder 4 : 41

"Charter Point" tentative tract 5794: draft environmental impact report 1974

Box-folder 4 : 42

Correspondence 2003-2005

 

Legal documents

Box-folder 4 : 43

County of Orange claim for money or damages 2003

Box-folder 4 : 44

Declaration of Shirley L. Grindle 2004

Box-folder 4 : 45

Defendant County of Orange's request to strike and evidentiary objections to declaration of Shirley L. Grindle 2004

Box-folder 4 : 46

Notes supporting 1975 Planning Commission intent and actions related to Charter Point 2004

 

Campaign finance reform index cards Series 3. 1978-1990

Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises four boxes of 5 x 8" index cards kept by Grindle. Each card represents one campaign contributor and records the amount and date of each campaign contribution made since 1978 for every county election. The cards in this series represent contributions made to County Supervisors' campaigns from 1978 to 1990.
Cards include the name, occupation, address, and phone number of the contributor, and the amount and date of each contribution. Numbers in parentheses indicate the total donation made by that contributor within that election cycle. Some numbers were crossed out by Grindle as a method of telling herself that she had added them, but do not indicate any revisions or deletions to the records.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by name.
Box-folder 5

20th Century Plumbing Co., Inc. - Dzida, Steven J. 1978-1990

Box-folder 6

Eadie, Rosemary - Lease All La Palma 1978-1990

Box-folder 7

Leasure, R. Wayne - Robinson & Robinson 1978-1990

Box-folder 8

Robinson, Stephen R. - Zwain, Salih 1978-1990

 

TINCUP files Series 4. Bulk, 1975-1978 1970-2007

Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of files of the Leader of the TINCUP (Time is Now, Clean Up Politics) Campaign Reform Committee (begun in July 1977), a grassroots campaign to limit lobbyists' contributions to county supervisors in Orange County, California. After their recommendations became law in 1978 (Orange County Reform Ordinance, no. 3066), many other California counties also adopted these measures. In 1991, TINCUP II was initiated to eliminate the use of PACs (Political Action Committees) to avoid the lobbying spending limits from earlier TINCUP ordinances. Included are many clippings from local newspapers about these issues including Shirley Grindle's own public writings. Committee-wide correspondence as well as business correspondence to Shirley Grindle from local organizations, elected Orange County officials and interested supporters are also included. From the Committee there are membership lists, photos and newsletters. Shirley Grindle's extensive handwritten notes on drafts of legal reforms or records of meetings and discussions are also included.

Series Arrangement

This collection is arranged with the same folder titles and in the same order as it was received from Shirley Grindle in March, 2010.

Separation Note

The 7 publications relating to campaign reform were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.
Box 9, Folder 7-10

Clippings, 1978-1982, 1991-1992

Box 9, Folder 11

Expenditure codes on campaign statements, 1991-1994

Box 10, Folder 1

Historical trends, 1970-2000

Box 10, Folder 2

Address lists, 1977-1978

Box 10, Folder 3

Photographs and skits, 1978-1983

Box 10, Folder 4

TINCUP monitoring, 1978-1986

Box 10, Folder 5-6

TINCUP II, 1977-1993

Box 10, Folder 7

Legal codes, 1977-1987

Box 10, Folder 8

H & W issue, D. Reed, 1993-1994

Box 10, Folder 9

Political action committees, 1978-1979

Box 11, Folder 1-2

Pending issues, 1970-1990

Box 11, Folder 3

Santa Barbara case, 1988-1990

Box 11, Folder 4

Bruce Nestande case, 1985

Box 11, Folder 5

Orange County Fair Campaign Practices Commission, 1978-1979

Box 11, Folder 6

Newsletters, 1978-1979

Box 11, Folder 7

TINCUP ordinances for cities and counties, 1977-1992

Box 11, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1975-1979

 

Newspaper articles written by Grindle (clippings)

Box 11, Folder 9

Money and Politics, 2007

Box 11, Folder 10

$1,000 Contribution Limit is now a Casualty of War Chests, 2003

Box 11, Folder 11

Campaign Salvo hits a Bystander, 2001

Box 11, Folder 12

Keep the Parties out of Local Races, 2001

Box FB-069:07

Awards Series 5. 1976-2000

Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet.

Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of the official award document for each of four awards.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by the provider of the award.
Box FB-069:06

American Institute of Architects, Orange County Chapter, 1976-2000

Box FB-069:06

Common Cause Public Service Achievement Award, 1987

Box FB-069:06

Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California. Orange County Chapter, 1998

Box FB-069:06

League of Women Voters, County of Orange, 2000

Box 12

Orange County Grand Jury investigation of District Attorney Rackauckas and his response Series 6. 2002

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet.

Scope and Content Summary

In 2002, an Orange County Grand Jury investigated the then District Attorney Rackauckas on several allegations. This folder contains the official Grand Jury records and the District Attorney's response to the allegations.
Box 12

Loose-leaf binder