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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
July 7, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 15

Dear Neighbor:

What a great Fourth of July weekend! Team Foley was happy to be out in the field, celebrating our first major holiday after Orange County’s reopening on June 15th.

Our Fourth of July festivities began on July 1st in Huntington Beach, where we helped open the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest west of the Mississippi! Welcoming back this 117-year-old tradition was a great way to recognize our Independence Day!

We also celebrated with Ms. Helen Smith (née Field) for her 103-year-old birthday! Ms. Smith was born on July 3rd, 1918, in Chicago, the fourth of six children. She earned her RN in nursing in 1959, and spent a career working in different nursing roles, including at the VA Long Beach Healthcare system!

She worked until 75, before retiring. She’s the proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 32 great, great grandchildren! One of her favorite sayings is, "what's right is right, regardless of how you may feel."

Happy Birthday, Ms. Smith!

Between Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th, we took part in neighborhood traditions across our District, from celebrating independence with Huntington Beach’s American Legion Post 133 and Councilwoman Moser in one of the three (!) neighborhood parades in Huntington Beach, to getting on the water and celebrating with the Old Glory boat parade in Newport Beach. We loved being with our constituents in beautiful Costa Mesa!

Finally, we closed out the Fourth of July by visiting the spectacular fireworks show at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training base! We were able to see fireworks from Anaheim to Huntington Beach, and it was truly a spectacular sight.

Congratulations to Los Alamitos and Seal Beach for planning and hosting such a wonderful event!



On Tuesday, June 29th, we ushered in a new era for the County!

We joined my board colleagues and County staff in signing a beam which will become a part of the new County Administration North building. 

Here are some of the statistics for the new building:

The new building will be ready between June – July 2022. The pace of construction is truly a testament to the hard work of the more than twenty building trades working on this incredible project!

We’ll be sharing more in the weeks and months to come!


On Thursday, July 1st, we joined local, state and federal partners to come out in support of a veteran’s cemetery at Gypsum Canyon in Anaheim Hills. This an issue that is very important to our office, and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.

We would like to especially thank the veterans of our community who took the time out to support this rally – we respect and honor your service.


Are you looking for a summer internship? Would you like to play a direct role in shaping the future of the Second District and our beautiful County?

We would 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. Applications are rolling.



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

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



The meeting minutes and audio for our July 1st, meeting is available here.



As we mentioned in our previous newsletter, redistricting for the County was discussed at the June 22nd, 2021, Board meeting. You can review the presentation and timeline here.

You can also view the County’s overview for the redistricting process, which is available here.



On June 30th, I joined Councilwoman Deidre Thu-Ha Nguyen for an interview with the Central Broadcasting Network in Westminster, California. Their network specifically provides news and content for the Vietnamese community of Orange County!

I discussed our ongoing work in our office, including our restaurant nomination form. We’re asking community members and small business chambers to nominate local businesses, as a part of our support for small business recovery and vaccination efforts. I’ll pick two, and we’ll buy gift cards that will be given out to encourage vaccinations!

The interview is a part of my commitment to reach out to all communities across the Second District. Please reach out to my team if you have any questions or would like to be a part of our outreach!


Team Foley attended two student centered events on June 25th, the scholarship awards ceremony for the Share Our Selves first generation scholars, and the 13th annual fiesta for Save Our Youth Center, where we presented a check for $20,000 to support their incredible dance programs as a part of our first D2 arts grant!

This is an ongoing part of my commitment to support community organizations and restore our economy with D2 American Rescue Plan Grants.


I wanted to share my comments featured in the Washington Post, my interview with Vicky Nguyen of Spectrum News, and my interview with NPR.

I also wanted to invite you to join me at two upcoming events:

SATURDAY, July 10th at 8:15 AM
Upper Newport Bay Amphitheater Ribbon Cutting
Special guest speaker: Senator Dave Min 

THURSDAY, July 15th at 6:00 PM
100 Days Town Hall and update
Please send your questions to:

We look forward to seeing you at both events.

Supervisor, District Two

Orange County Board of Supervisors


Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I hope all of you had a meaningful, productive holiday weekend!

When Supervisor Foley was sworn into office on March 26th, she committed to our district that the majority of our residents would be vaccinated within her first 100 days of office. That day happens to fall on the 4th of July, where millions of Americans celebrated our nation’s independence. 

I am proud to report that as of the 4th of July, more than 70% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.

“Vaccination has proven to be a vital component in reducing test positivity rates in our county over the last several months,” said Dr. Clayton Chau, HCA Director and County Health Officer. “Of most interest is the fact that over 90% of new positive cases were among people who are not fully vaccinated. In fact, over 95% of persons hospitalized with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated. We know the vaccines work. We are continuing to offer them to our community and encourage everyone who are not vaccinated to do so.”

Help us celebrate our nation’s freedom and freedom from COVID-19 by continuing to help get our community vaccinated! 

To schedule a vaccination at a County of Orange mobile vaccination clinic, visit or call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at (714) 834-2000. If you need further assistance getting vaccinated or would like to volunteer in our community vaccination effort, please call our office at (714) 834-3220.

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

Currently, 83% of seniors in the Second District are vaccinated, and we are at 58% for our overall vaccination rates in the Second District.

And here are our statistics by city:

I believe we can continue to strengthen our overall vaccination rates with your help! Help share our upcoming vaccine clinics with your networks and let’s make sure we can get to full herd immunity (70% of all of Orange County vaccinated)!

In case you missed it: the state has created an option for a courtesy digital vaccine record. Click through to learn how to get easy access to your vaccination record via 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:

California law makers have approved $8 million dollars towards the conservation of Banning Ranch. Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, who pushed for the conservation project in the legislature said, “Forever protecting Banning Ranch is a one-in-a-generation opportunity. This project will restore vital coastal wetlands, provide unparalleled coastal access for surrounding underserved communities and preserve this jewel for all Southern Californians to enjoy.” To read more about this visit here.

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

This week, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris had 4 bills pass out of Senate Committees:

  • AB 63 – Cuts green tape to allow for the restoration of marine life along California’s Coast.
  • AB 110 – Prevents fraud at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD).
  • AB 540 – Increases access to comprehensive healthcare & supportive services for seniors.
  • AB 1158 – Protects the safety of patients recovering from substance use by ensuring minimum insurance levels at treatment facilities.

Yesterday, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ team joined Delivering with Dignity OC to celebrate their 1 year anniversary.This service helps deliver meals to the doorsteps of vulnerable residents. 

On Thursday, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris honored 30 outstanding students for their accomplishments during the 2020-2021 school year. To find out more about these amazing students, visit here. 

On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris hosted a virtual town hall on renter and landlord relief programs. To view this event visit here.

On Thursday, August 12 the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) will be hosting a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights public meeting. To find out more information about CDTFA and this public meeting visit here.

From Senator Tom Umberg:

Senator Umberg shared an important reminder on Twitter regarding California’s statewide eviction mortarium being extended to September 30th, 2021. If you are in need of further information or assistance, please visit: or call the Housing is Key assistance line at 1-833-430-2122.

Senator Umberg also confirmed their District Office is now reopened. We look forward to seeing them out in the field!


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)

This week was as hectic as usual! Our office helped the City of La Palma with their request for an extension for the CARES ACT funding they’ve received from the County. The deadline for spending the funding was June 30th, but we worked with the County Executive Officer's office to get the City an extension.

I also worked and met with residents who expressed issues with the County's Animal Care Agency. Our office is full of animal lovers, so we’re eager to listen and learn how we can assist. If you ever have any questions, please email me at:


(Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach)

This week, we have been hard at work across the Second District! Our team loves sharing updates, because it ties back to a huge priority in our office: transparency.

Supervisor Foley and our team took part in Fourth of July Neighborhood Parades in Huntington Beach and had an amazing time seeing everyone! We also stopped by the Newport Beach “Fourth of July is for Families” Festival. In non-holiday news, our office also had the pleasure of meeting with Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick to discuss accessibility and the beach. We are pursuing our goals of equally protecting the environment and keeping it open for everyone.

Finally, we met with Newport Beach Councilmember Joy Brenner to discuss solutions to homelessness. We hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!

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

Over the past week, we continued our partnership with OCHA by holding mini clinics at the Costa Mesa Senior Center and Orange Coast College. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, our Orange Coast College vaccine pod happens every Tuesday between 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM!

We also attended the Asian Business Association of Orange County mixer on Wednesday, where we learned how to better serve our small business communities.

Finally, we dropped off Certificates of Recognition for the fantastic Stanton residents who stepped up to volunteer at local food drives during the pandemic!


Meet JACK!

Meet our Pet of the Week, Jack! This handsome 1-year-old was brought to OC Animal Care after being picked up by Santa Ana Animal Control. When no owner returned to claim him, Jack was placed up for adoption. Since he arrived to the shelter as a stray, we sadly know very little about Jack’s history. It is clear, however, that Jack was owned at some point in his life, as he is extremely social and chatty! 

Jack also loves to be brushed, which is great because his tuxedo-like coat will require weekly grooming sessions.
Jack’s exceptional personality, along with his captivating green eyes and adorable pink nose are sure to steal your heart when you meet him here at the shelter. OC Animal Care currently has lots of adoptable cats and kittens waiting to find their forever homes.

If you are interested in meeting Jack or any of the available felines, please call 714-935-6848 to schedule an adoption appointment!

ANIMAL ID: A1724398

D2 CITY Updates

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



Friday, July 9th, 2021
5:00 – 7:00 PM
8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3159

The City of Buena Park will offer low-cost vaccinations for all community dogs and cats at a special “Pop-Up Pet Vaccine” event this summer. Rabies vaccinations (required for all dogs under California law) will be priced at $8.00 each - - a $10.00 - $15.00 savings over traditional vaccine prices.

A complete selection of other pet vaccinations will also be available at discounted prices, with special combination “packs” created to allow pet owners even greater savings when they purchase multiple vaccinations. 


Did you earn your degree this year? Email to be recognized with a certificate and some treats!


The Costa Mesa Parks & Community Services Department is providing on-the-spot interviews for part-time positions in the areas of Aquatics, Facilities, Field Ambassadors, Senior Center, and Youth Programs. Positions include Community Services Leader II/III, Lifeguard, Instructor Guard, and Senior Guard. Applicants can simply drop in at the Balearic Community Center (1975 Balearic Drive) anytime during one of the available dates and times below:

  • Tuesday, July 13: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 14: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 15: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Applications are not required; however, please bring your résumé and face mask with you. All employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process.

To view job descriptions and qualifications, please visit and for questions, contact the Parks and Community Services Department at (714) 754-5300.

Calling all artists! Do you live or work in Costa Mesa?

Consider taking 10 minutes to apply for a Cultural Arts Committee grant. It’s easy, and awarded projects receive an average of $500 to support their efforts towards growing the arts here in the #CityoftheArts.

Apply today! Application deadline is July 23, 2021.


It's time for Concerts on the Green! Please keep in mind parking may be limited due to attendance and available space. We will have desserts for purchase to enjoy during the show. #SeeYouSoon


Nothing says summer like our free City of Fountain Valley Concerts in the Park series. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, food or snacks if you like, and be prepared for a great night in the park with friends and family. Concerts are held on the Great Lawn adjacent to the Fountain Valley Recreation Center at 16400 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

Call 714-839-8611 with any questions!

Our communications team has completed the July Newsletter! To view the articles, please visit this link.


Would you like to take a survey? The City is conducting a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update and needs YOUR input! Click to start:

Explore the Master Plan website at to learn about the update process and stay in the know.


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.


Rossmoor is holding a fiction competition! Enter by visiting:


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:


Spectrum News: Orange County Supervisor persists despite protests in front of her home 07/05/2021

Voice of OC: Veterans, County Leaders Rally Around Veterans Cemetery in Gypsum Canyon, Legislative Battle Looms 07/04/2021

ABC 7: Huntington Beach brings back Fourth of July festival after pandemic hiatus 07/02/2021

Patch: Independence Day Vaccination Goals Reached In Orange County 07/01/2021

LA Times High School Insider: Exemplifying the traits of well-rounded journalism: Grace Lee  07/01/2021

Daily Pilot: Orange Coast College Swap Meet returns to Costa Mesa this weekend  07/01/2021

KPVI: OCTA Marks 30 Years Keeping Orange County, Calif. Moving 06/29/2021

OC Breeze: Rossmoor Woman’s Club assists with the the GFWC Blanket Challenge 06/29/2021

OC Register: Seal Beach police wear LGBTQ Pride patches in a small but powerful gesture  06/24/2021

OC Register: Flashmob in Huntington Beach has fashionable message 06/28/2021

Daily Pilot: Around Town: Mesa Water District’s water quality report now available to public 06/28/2021

Daily Pilot: Costa Mesa Boy Scouts Troop 339 celebrates 60 years  06/26/2021

Patch: Knott's Berry Farm July 3rd & 4th Fireworks 2021: Buena Park 06/28/2021

OC Register: For homeless and advocates, pandemic brought chaos, some of it helpful. Now what? 06/25/2021

Reader’s Digest: I’ve Been to Every Theme Park in America—And These 13 Are My Favorites 06/28/2021

In This Issue
orange arrow COUNTY UPDATES:
orange arrow STATE UPDATE
orange arrow PET OF THE WEEK
orange arrow D2 CITY Updates
orange arrow BUENA PARK:
orange arrow COSTA MESA:
orange arrow CYPRESS:
orange arrow FOUNTAIN VALLEY:
orange arrow LA PALMA
orange arrow ROSSMOOR
orange arrow NEWS AND UPDATES:
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