Second-Best Quote (2010)

Larry Agran

"I don't know where the idea materialized out there that somehow we would have the great metropolitan park developed full-scale within a matter of a few years," Irvine City Councilman and Great Park Chairman Larry Agran told The Orange County Register in May, explaining why there is no park at the Great Park after $220 million has been spent. "Nobody ever promised that."

Eight years earlier, Agran had written an editorial titled, "A Park to Surpass Other Great Parks—Speedily." In it, Agran promised the bulk of the park would be finished by 2005.

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