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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
June 25, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 13

Dear Neighbor:

This week, we held our first virtual job fair! One of my goals for the Second District has been to equally support small businesses and focus on job revitalization.

I’m proud to say our first virtual fair was a tremendous success:

Registered businesses: 87
Registered job seekers: 170
Total jobs posted: 312
Total available positions: 1989
Resumes submitted: 212


We’re looking to do additional virtual job fairs, including one that is specifically focused on restaurants in the Second District.

Please consider signing up for our newsletter:

Where we’ll provide updates on virtual job fairs and other events and updates from across the district!

In related business action steps taken by our office:

My chief of staff Debbie Lumpkin and I, met with the L.A. Area Chamber (which includes Orange County) President and CEO, Maria S. Salinas to discuss ways to help Orange County businesses pivot, innovate and gain access to contracting opportunities across the state.

Please read on for more about our week, including:

  • County updates
  • Transparency and Governance
  • Community Updates



On Tuesday, we capped off the end of our fiscal year with a jam-packed board meeting which covered many issues important for our community.


Bringing More Vaccines into Our Neighborhoods – We approved a master contract agreement that will give our County the resources and flexibility necessary to host more local and targeted vaccine clinics and pop-ups in our local community. As we inch closer to herd immunity, it is critical we get into the neighborhoods to reach every eligible resident who would like to get vaccinated. 

Updates to the 3 Year Mental Health Services Act Plan (MHSA) – In 2004, California voters approved Prop 63, the Mental Health Services Act, which implemented a 1% tax on taxpayers whose taxable income exceeds $1 million dollars. These funds are allocated to the county to serve children and adults afflicted with serious mental illness or other behavioral health issues. I voted to update the previously approved 3-year plan, and announced my intention to propose policy changes, including covering 100% of all mental health funding costs for our local governments in Orange County. 

Reducing Recidivism – We adopted our final budget for the next fiscal year. One particular budget item I was proud to support was 37, new positions to increase behavioral health services for inmates diagnosed with mental illness. Under current state law, MHSA funds cannot be used in the jail system, so I was pleased to see the County is stepping up to fill this gap in services that are desperately needed. The proportion of jail inmates who are diagnosed with mental illness has more than doubled since MHSA was implemented. These Health Care Agency positions will allow for better care for those incarcerated and would provide increased therapy, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and crisis intervention. This adoption followed the public hearing on June 8, 2021.  If you are interested in learning more about our budget process, please watch the virtual budget preview I hosted on June 4th.

 Approved Transitional Housing Project Financing – In October 2020, the County announced two motels in Stanton (the Stanton Inn and Tahiti Motel) were approved by the State of California for Project Homekey Funding. On Tuesday, we approved the financing for this program, which allows for the transition of motels to permanent supportive housing for those in need.  These 130 beds will be used to house veterans experiencing homelessness. Our office is leading an initiative to identify more sites in our district which will allow us to transform motels (which are often crime-ridden), into safe and secure options for veterans experiencing homelessness.  

Commission to End Homelessness - We appointed Captain Nathan Wilson of Los Alamitos to the Commission to End Homelessness. Captain Wilson is the Bureau Commander for Behavioral Health at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He will do an excellent job making recommendations to our County to address the homeless crisis.  I look forward to working with him. 

Redistricting – We kicked off our official County redistricting process with a public hearing. Every 10 years, the district lines for the County Board of Supervisors must be redrawn to account for population changes. Every resident of our county can have a voice in this process. We will announce five public meetings for our district in the coming weeks. For the latest information on redistricting please visit



An update from Shari L. Freidenrich, the Treasurer-Tax Collector:

Governor Newsom issued a series of Executive Orders this month, including the extension of a prior expired order that allows a Treasurer-Tax Collector to cancel secured property tax penalties for homeowners and small businesses who were unable to deliver payment due to COVID-19.

These qualified taxpayers need to complete the TTC penalty cancellation form and pay base taxes by June 30, 2021.  Further information and the form can be found by going to and clicking on this link.

Applicants can call a customer service representative in our call center at 714-834-3411 if they have further questions.



Are you looking to intern at the County to gain more knowledge about government and the work of the Board of Supervisors? Are you looking to play a direct role in shaping the future of the Second District and Orange County?

We’d love to hear from you! If you are a student or recent graduate and looking for a robust, informative internship, please email your resume and two references to: with “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” in the subject line.



Jeremy is the first official intern in our office, and we wanted to make sure we shined the spotlight on him! Here’s a little about Jeremy, in his own words:

“I’m an upcoming senior at Corona del Mar High School. I have a turtle, two pigs, three fish, and four dogs, and I volunteer at an animal shelter on Fridays. I’m very interested in the inner workings of the county government, so I’m very grateful to have such a fantastic opportunity to learn in the Office of Supervisor Foley. I can’t wait to learn more from all the people in this office over the course of the summer.”

We’re so glad to have you onboard, Jeremy!

Jeremy is helping us play a role in the work of the Second District!



ADAM ERETH, Sustainability and Transportation Advisor:

This week was a busy one! We made big strides for the Supervisor’s sustainability and transportation goals for the district.

On June 23rd, 2021, I joined Supervisor Foley the OCTA Financing and Administration Committee meeting. There were key takeaways from the meeting, including:

  • California performed better than the US average when it came to rates of growth.
  • Certain sectors stayed robust throughout the pandemic, including did transportation, healthcare, administrative, professionals and management, etc.
  • OC payroll jobs are forecasted to recover its pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023.
  • Covid-related interventions in CA still showed that it didn’t totally reduce the economy when compared to other states that had less interventions. We fared well economically and with fewer infections per capita.
  • A robust economic recovery is expected in the US in 2021-2022, and Orange County jobs are projected to recover to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2023.

UCLA’s Anderson forecast provided an informative PowerPoint, which I’m happy to share with you here.

We are also continuing to work on the Fly Friendly program with John Wayne Airport and look forward to providing an update on our initiative soon.

I also joined Supervisor Foley for a briefing from LAFCO. Please see their update.



Our next Board meeting is on July 13th, 2021. You can review the agenda here.

You can rewatch our June 22nd, 2021 board meeting: morning meeting and afternoon meeting.



The June 28th meeting agenda is available here.



During our June 22nd, 2021, meeting, redistricting for the County was discussed. You can review the presentation and timeline here.



Last Saturday, we joined Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Councilmember Chavez, Reynolds our community members in celebrating Juneteenth! President Biden signed Juneteenth into a federal holiday on Friday, June 18th, and it was great being able to be out in the community and celebrate with our cities and our County.

I joined Segerstrom Center for their Freedom in Full Bloom: A Juneteenth Celebration, where we were able to celebrate the curation work of Dr. Natalie Graham, Director of the Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation at California State University, Fullerton.


On Saturday, we also had the opportunity to celebrate Bob Hope USO Orange County volunteers at their 2021 appreciation event. It was great having the opportunity to meet the new executive director Col. Yvette Kelley, Esq., and hearing about her work.

Volunteers are the heart and soul behind so much of our community, especially when it comes to recognizing those in our armed forces!


Last Friday, we joined the Costa Mesa Women's Club to talk about our ongoing work at the County related to ending homelessness, our meal gap and arts grant program, and our veterans services.

I loved chatting with Dorothy (aged 104!) and Emily (aged 94!) about their tips for a long, healthy life. (They both got vaccinated and love being out again!)

They’re a mission-driven organization, and it was great discussing how our work could align. You can learn more about their mission and goals:


We also joined Councilwoman Andrea Marr and other community leaders to celebrate the start of summer with the Power of One Foundation at their stakeholder soiree. We were able to present a $20,000 check from the County to the Foundation, to better support their work.

This is an ongoing part of my commitment to support community organizations with grants.


The Goat Hill Lions Club is a growing service organization in our District. Our Chief of Staff Debbie and I joined OCEA to support and recognize their golf tournament, in partnership with Estancia High School.

You can learn more about their work via their Facebook page, and how you can get involved. Our thanks to Chairman Mike Scheafer for his hospitality!

And finally:

This week was filled with legislative briefings, conversations with our federal partners, and attendance at commission meetings.


Supervisor, District Two

Orange County Board of Supervisors


Happy Friday Everyone!

It’s been another productive week in our wonderful County! I know there are ongoing questions around the Delta variant, and I wanted to provide some updates:

  • There are currently fifteen cases in the County’s last reporting period.
  • Two-doses of the vaccine are 88% effective against the variant – another reason to get vaccinated!

I also wanted to report the County is currently 68% vaccinated. We reach herd immunity at 70%, so it’s important we keep spreading the word for mobile pods!

The County’s COVID health orders have also been updated, including guidance around testing, isolation and masking. Please click through to learn more.

Here is our latest update when it comes to district-wide vaccination statistics:

Currently, 82% of seniors in the Second District are vaccinated, and we are at 57% for our overall vaccination rate in the district.

And here are our statistics by city:

We still have work to do when it comes to strengthening our overall vaccinations rates, and we could use your help.

As I mentioned in our previous newsletter, we are partnering with Orange County Health Agency (OCHA) to continue mini vaccination pods across the Second District, including our ongoing pod at Orange Coast College.

Please help us spread the word in your networks, so we can make sure we get people protected from COVID and the increasing spread of the Delta variant in particular.

We’ll continue to update you on our social media platforms and website for upcoming mini-pods. You can also learn more by visiting

In case you missed it, the state has also created an option for a courtesy digital vaccine record. Click through to learn how to get easy access to your vaccination record via your phone and/or smart devices!

Finally, if you have any questions about the COVID vaccination, the County has created a website resource for you at



We’re always proud to share updates from state colleagues!

From Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris:

On July 10th, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris will be participating in a beach cleanup with Orange County Coastkeepers and other partners. To sign up and to find out more about this event please visit here.

Extreme heat is back, visit here for tips on how to prepare for this weeks heat wave.

This week Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris joined Orange County United Way for their OC Free Tax Prep Appreciation Celebration. To learn more about their free tax services visit here.

Our taste of OC Tour continued this week when Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris visited Toast Kitchen + Bakery in the City of Costa Mesa with Costa Mesa Mayor John Stephens. During the pandemic, the owners gave back to the community by donating meals to those hit hardest by COVID-19 in partnership with Delivering with Dignity OC. To find our more information about our taste of OC tour visit here.

On Thursday, the State of California reached an enormous milestone in its fight against Covid-19 by administering over 40 million doses. To find more about this visit here. 



From Senator Tom Umberg:

Senator Umberg recently shared on Twitter his bill SB-665 was unanimously approved in the Assembly Committee on Labor:

“For years, legislators have tried to establish a veterans hiring preference in CA. This year, we’re making headway! My #SB665 was unanimously approved in the Assembly Committee on Labor yesterday! We have a moral obligation to treat our #veterans with dignity.”

You can learn more about SB-665 here.


Remember, if you’re ever in need of assistance with County departments or issues, please email to connect with our constituent services team!


(Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, La Palma)

We had a busy week at the office! This week, I attended the Los Alamitos City Council meeting where we provided an update on County resources, shared information on upcoming events, and provided an update on funding requests from the city.

I also attended the Los Alamitos Regional Military Affairs Committee, where we received updates on the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Base and the Seal Beach Naval Weapons base. I provided an update on County services for veterans and met members of the women’s water polo team from Team USA! We have less than a month to go until the Olympics!



(Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach)

Hello, District 2! This week, I attended the Newport Beach City Council Meeting, the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Barbecue, the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Meeting, and a Huntington Beach Vaccine Clinic at Murdy Community Center. I also joined Matter of Craft, who held their grand opening ribbon cutting a year after opening, because of the pandemic!

Before I sign off, I wanted to let everyone know: the OC Health Care Agency posted a status report of bacteria levels being elevated and exceeding state standards at Huntington Harbor and Huntington State Beach (500 ft upcoast and 500 ft downcoast of Magnolia St.). Please take proper precautions when visiting these sites.

Please see the following for additional information:



(Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach - Oak View, Rossmoor)

We held a constituent pop-up at the Costa Mesa Lions Club’s Golf Tournament and attended two COVID-19 clinics in the City of Stanton and at Orange Coast College, respectively.


Meet our Pet of the Week, Love.  Love is a stunning, special needs girl who also happens to be a Turkish Angora mix. You might not know it when you first meet her, but five-year-old Love is deaf. 

Love arrived at OC Animal Care after a local vet clinic noticed her wandering around their facility. After bringing her to the shelter, it was discovered that Love had a microchip. Unfortunately, we were unable to make contact with her former owner, so Love is now available for adoption.

Just like her name, Love is very loving! She adores a good brushing session, which helps keep her gorgeous coat looking clean and chic! Don’t let her beauty fool you, Love also likes to play! Turkish Angoras are a well-rounded breed who tend to make excellent family pets, known for their loyalty and affection.

Are you in love with Love? If so, please call 714-935-6848 to schedule an adoption appointment her!

ANIMAL ID: A1724657

D2 CITY Updates

Every week, we share news from 2nd District cities! Please send any updates you’d like us to share to:



The City of Buena Park wants to celebrate our graduates! Please call the office of the City Manager at (714) 562-3550 to be recognized.


The City is hosting a virtual community workshop on the 2021-2029 Housing Element, a required part of the general plan. The public is encouraged to attend:

Monday, June 28, 2021
Register Here to receive the Zoom link


A citywide parking study is underway to identify viable solutions to impacted residential neighborhoods.

Public Services held two public outreach meetings via zoom for the Citywide Parking Study in March, during which several members of the community shared concerns and provided feedback on parking in Costa Mesa.

The community is invited to attend the next virtual community meeting for the Citywide Parking Study scheduled for June 30 at 6 p.m. 

Meeting topics will include the findings from the parking data collection and the residential parking public input survey.

The study will recommend an implementation plan focused on improving the overall parking experience for residents and guests. Please join the meeting to help us better understand the parking priorities important to you!

Date: June 30th, 6:00 PM
Zoom ID: Webinar ID: 999 5005 0917; Passcode: 663429
Phone: 1-669-900-6833


Cypress is excited to announce that our summer concerts have moved back to the GREEN!

Concerts will be held:

June 25th – August 13th
5275 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA
6:00 PM

No registration is required, and the event is FREE for the public. Can’t wait to see you there!


The City of Fountain Valley is happy to announce their newest “Bloomin' Zoomin' Seniors” series titled: “Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?” will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Join Optum to learn what may cause Alzheimer’s disease, such as family history and genetic risk vs. lifestyle. We will be evaluating the latest Alzheimer’ disease prevention research and how to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Zoom link:

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Cal/OSHA to help distribute a month's supply of N-95 masks and other PPE supplies to local businesses. If you are interested in getting more information, please contact us at or Apply for your FREE supplies here



Show off your 4th of July spirit with La Palma’s Porch Parade!

Decorate the front porch of your home or business with the holiday theme. Holiday decorations will be judged in multiple categories and certificates will be awarded to the winners of each category. Decorations must be ready Tuesday, June 29 and stay up till Monday morning, July 5. 

For more information, visit

For the 23rd consecutive year, the City of La Palma has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ending June 30, 2020. 

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The City's financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. 

Click here to review the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ending June 30, 2020.


The cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach invite you and your family to attend the Drive-Up 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular held at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for vehicle entrance only.  No pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed onto the installation.  Please follow exact instructions from parking attendants as they will direct vehicles on where to park.  All adults and minors must wear a face covering and practice social distancing at all times.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase at the event. No alcohol is permitted. Reserve tickets (only one ticket per vehicle is required) beginning June 11, by clicking the button below:


Are you looking for a new position? Cities across our district are hiring, especially for summer positions. We’re helping to highlight those opportunities each week!

City of Buena Park has a number of open positions:

For more information or to apply, please visit:

City of Cypress is looking for recreation supervisors:

For more information and to apply, please visit:

City of Fountain Valley has a number of openings:

To apply, please visit:

City of Huntington Beach has a number of openings:

Including for library roles. To apply, please visit:

City of Los Alamitos has a few open positions:

To apply, please visit:

City of Newport Beach is looking to hire for a number of openings:

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Cal State Fullerton: Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration Lauded by Orange County Community 06/24/2021

OC Register: Orange County girls swimmer of the year: Santa Margarita’s Justina Kozan . 06/23/2021

NBC Los Angeles: Two Injured Pelicans Released Into Wild After Full Recovery 06/23/2021

Daily Pilot: Conservationists edge closer to Banning Ranch acquisition with $8-million grant from state  06/22/2021

OC Register: Summerfest returns with lots of fun  06/22/2021

NBC Los Angeles: OC Fair Sends Out the Call: Advance Tickets Could Sell Out  06/22/2021

Spectrum News: OC weekly COVID-19 averages remain stable; hospitalizations decline  06/22/2021

Fullerton Observer: Orange County Celebrates Juneteenth  06/20/2021

OCDE: New superintendent announced for Fullerton Joint Union High School District The Fullerton Joint Union High School District  06/21/2021

Voice of OC: Costa Mesa Officials Approve $2M Annual Contract For Shelter, Other Cities Rethink Homelessness Response  06/19/2021

Voice of OC: Costa Mesa Officials Approve $2M Annual Contract For Shelter, Other Cities Rethink Homelessness Response 06/21/2021

Daily Pilot: Nonprofit turning motel into housing for homeless as part of O.C. effort to build 2,700 units by 2025  06/21/2021

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