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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
July 16, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 16

Dear Neighbor,


Yesterday, I hosted a Virtual Town Hall to give an update on our first 100 days of service to the residents of the 2nd District.  The discussion focused on our 6 priorities: COVID-19 Relief, Transparency & Governance, Homelessness & Housing, Sustainability & Transportation, Veterans and Workforce & Economic Development.

To start, five days after I took my oath of office, we spearheaded the launch of Orange County’s third Super POD Vaccination site at the Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, followed by 51 mobile clinics (and counting!).  In that time, 182,146 residents have been fully vaccinated, with thousands more on their way with their first dose.  

I also launched a first of its kind homeless audit and survey to evaluate how we can best utilize our resources to address the crisis we face in all of our communities.

Lastly, a total of $3M has been provided to District 2 nutrition, art programs, non-profits and businesses.  Our sustainability and climate action plan is in the works; We launched our Airport Advisory Group and Fly Friendly initiative, and our veterans initiatives for workforce opportunities are all undergoing.  In my short time in office, we have accomplished so much, but we still have much work ahead of us. We enjoy hearing from District 2 residents, business owners, mayors and elected officials on how we can help.  Being present and responsive to the community is at the heart of what we do. It is an honor of a lifetime to serve as your Orange County Supervisor and I look forward to fighting for our district for years to come. (link to town hall)  



Supervisor Foley at the Let’s Be Kind Luncheon


44th Annual Huntington Beach Golf Tournament


Supervisor Foley attending the opening of the Orange County Fair


Community Service District Table in Rossmoor


Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach

Our office has been hard at work on behalf of the residents of District 2. Our team attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Circuit Cars in Downtown Huntington Beach. Circuit Cars are free to use electric vehicles that will greatly improve the transportation and accessibility of Downtown Huntington Beach.  This will help to alleviate the traffic in the area as well as reduce the carbon footprint which are both major priorities of our office.

A matter that is very important to Supervisor Foley and our team, is finding new and innovative ways to reduce homelessness and create housing opportunities.  We had the pleasure of meeting with Newport Beach City Councilmember, Joy Brenner to come up with ways that we can work to resolve the issue.  As we continue to partner on issues important to the community.

Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach (Oak View Neighborhood) & Rossmoor

We enjoyed meeting al the chamber members at the recent mixer and look forward to attending more events. Our office has had an action packed week! We joined the Cypress Chamber of Commerce for their California Redistricting Presentation.  Our team supported Rossmoor Community Services District Board’s July Meeting and learned about concerns related to parking and the successful transfer of the trash haulers to the new 3 part recycling carts. We had the opportunity to attend Costa Mesa’s State of the City Luncheon at Segerstrom Center for the arts - the city is better than ever. On Friday, the Supervisors and I joined our Seal Beach tam with Avery to meet with Mayors Joe Kalmick and Council Member Thomas Moore to begin a dialogue on solutions to the parking concerns.  A tour is planed for August. We ended the work week and kicked off the weekend with a BANG by celebrating the Opening of the Orange County Fair! Remember, you must purchase your tickets in advance this year and they will sell out. 

Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, La Palma

Please find below a spotlight on some of the events happening throughout District 2 over the next few weeks:


Join the City of Buena Park for their Movies Under the Stars series! The city is hosting a FREE movie night every Friday starting on July 30th. Feel free to bring your blankets or picnic chairs and make sure to get there early as the space is first-come, first-served. Food trucks are available.

Start setting up your space at 7:00pm, movie starts at 8:15pm.


Costa Mesa:

Come cheer on Supervisor Foley as she faces off against Mayor John Stephens in an awesome game of pickleball to raise funds for Estancia High School athletes and Goat Hills Lions Clubs.  The game will take place on Saturday, July 24 at 9:00am at Estancia High School.  While the game is going on, please be sure to visit the vendor booths as there will be food and other great available for purchase. 



Join the City of Costa Mesa at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Norma Hertzog Community Center & Lions Park Playground. Don’t miss out on this special event!  Supervisor Foley played a critical role as mayor to initiate, name and build the park.  She looks forward to helping out the team.


City Council Vacancy Applications

The City Council is Accepting Applications from Residents Interested in Filling a Vacant Seat

Applicants must be registered to vote, a Cypress resident, and cannot have served on the City Council for eight (or more) years. The person appointed by the City Council will complete the vacated term and serve until December 2022.

An Applicant Orientation will be held on July 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. This orientation will provide information on city operations for residents considering applying to fill the vacancy on City Council.


The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for a limited number of membership grants, which will be awarded to local businesses in the Fountain Valley community. The chamber membership grant is valid for one year from the date of award which entitles the recipient to all of the rights and benefits of a full paying member. For consideration, this application must be completed in its entirety. Grants will be awarded based on a businesses' need as well as its ability and willingness to participate in Chamber programming.

To apply, go to:

Check out the 5 top reasons to join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce below!



The Pier Plaza Art Afaire events take place on Fridays and select weekends throughout the year at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, California. For more information visit


Good news La Palma residents! The city is once again allowing residents to hold garage/yard sales. A no-fee permit allows residents to hold a maximum of two garage/yard sales at their home in a calendar year. Permits are available from the City for free. Application forms are available at City Hall and online at Please call the La Palma Community Development department at 714-690-3340 for more information.

The City of La Palma would like to invite you to join Mayor Nitesh Patel for an informative discussion on COVID-19, affordable housing, economic development/business recovery, the city's budget, accomplishments, and recognitions.


As part of "Parks Make Life Better" month, the City of Los Alamitos is hosting a free Youth Art Workshop on Saturday, July 31st! Children will be divided into three groups based on their ages, with each group participating in a different activity! The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Community Center (10911 Oak Street, Los Alamitos) Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here

Join the City of Los Alamitos for their Drive-Up Film and Food Fest! The event series takes place on various Fridays from August to October at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball Parking Lot and includes food trucks at 7 p.m. and a drive-in movie at 8 p.m. The first film is Trolls World Tour, which begins on Friday, August 6, and tickets are available by clicking here.  Please note that one ticket is required per vehicle.  Each ticket includes a FREE themed goodie bag!


Join us and shop the talented makers at The Female Maker Market on the Lido Deck AT Lido Marina Village Saturday, July 17 from 10-4pm.  This is a curated summer pop-up market that empowers every creative in an all inclusive, culturally diverse, handmade and unique Pop-Up Market, The Female Maker Market provides a platform for every female to thrive, connect and build commUNITY. LINK


July 17 & 18, Sherman Library & Gardens will host an annual plant sale, featuring local plant societies from 10:30-4pm. Plant-o-rama! is an event to support our local plant societies, provide an exciting plant buying opportunity for the community and a platform for education of these specialty plants. So, whether you're looking for rare species or heirloom varieties, you're sure to find something special! Participating plant societies include: Los Angeles International Fern Society, Saddleback Bromeliad Society, SoCal Hibiscus Society, Newport Harbor Orchid Society.  This event is free with Garden Admission.



Come join us in Rossmoor, for our only Concert & Movie in The Park Combo on July 23rd!!! 

Don't miss this special performance of our summer Movies in the Park series with live music. 

Local vocal group KULAYD will be performing at 6pm and the movie ONWARD will be showing at dusk.



Join us at the Stanton Community Center as we take a virtual tour and stream a live performance and discussion at the renowned concert hall, Carnegie Hall.

Register today at using activity code: 801321-H4 or call (714) 890-4270.


Advance OC is having a Back to School Fest coming up on July 24th where they will be providing free backpacks and school supplies for up to 500 students in Santa Ana. There will also be medical screenings, vision testing with free prescription eyeglasses, and other healthcare professionals and community-based organizations. Registration can be found here.




OC Health Care Agency Issues New Guidance to Residents in Response to Increase of Cases



Good News: In the past 30 days our County has made incredible progress in vaccinating our community. 73% of all eligible adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 59% of all District 2 residents are fully vaccinated. All of our communities in District 2 continue to make progress, but vaccination rates are slowing down and we inch closer to herd immunity.

Note So Good News: In the last 5 days, we have seen a sharp increase in both positive cases and hospitalizations as a result of the highly contagious Delta Variant. 95% of those who are not vaccinated. We must continue to encourage all of our family, friends, and colleagues to get their shot. It is the only way we will put this pandemic behind us once and for all.

Please find below a list of the locations where the vaccination PODs will be available:

There’s still time to participate in our office’s initiative to help Orange County and the Second District #TakeTheirShot!

Help get #OCVaccinated by nominating your favorite D2 restaurant today!

Next week, the Supervisor will draw a small number of restaurants out of a hat, from which our office will buy gift cards to give away at upcoming vaccine clinics!

Please spread the word and help us vaccinate our community while also supporting our small businesses! 



In the spirit of transparency, we want to share some of the highlights of our activities at the Board of Supervisors meeting that was held on July 13, 2021.  We invite you to watch the morning meeting and afternoon meeting.

Internet Access for Underserved Residents: My motion to accept 20 Google Chromebooks and 252 Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots from the California State Library passed in a 3-2 vote. Our OC Public Library system will be able to use these mobile internet services to help bridge the community digital divide for our neighborhoods, parks, senior centers, and community centers.

Approving 93 Acres of New Park Space: I was proud to support the final environmental impact report and Master Plan for Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, a city I am proud to partially represent. This plan will include improved walking paths, reforestation nature/garden areas, picnic space, lakes, and more. You can see the master plan here, which has been posted online and available to the public since April 8, 2021.

Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness to Get Vaccinated: I voted to approve restaurant gift cards as a vaccine incentive for vulnerable unhoused residents. Our Orange County Health Care Agency Street Outreach Team and CalOptima continue to work with community clinics like Share Our Selves to assist unhoused individuals to get vaccinated.  My office is launching its own vaccine incentive gift card program in the weeks to come. Stay tuned for more!

Transitional Aged Youth Emergency Shelters: Orange County will open its first shelter for the Transitional Age Youth Population, which will serve 150 individuals experiencing homelessness. This is a first step of many we must take to make real change on rising youth homelessness.

Orange County Airport Commission Meeting Update:

Meeting Date: 7/7/2021

Approve Airport Noise Monitoring System Services Contract with BridgeNet

Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend authorization to the County to execute a Sole Source contract with BridgeNet to provide maintenance and support for the airport noise monitoring system services package at JWA in an amount not-to-exceed $1,063,938 over five years.

JWA staff assured Commissioners that this contract could be amended to include additional data for the public to view. Staff further stated they would report back to the Commissioners about eliciting public input on noise metrics and data output.  

Approve Contract with Transcore LP for Automated Vehicle ID System

Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend authorization to the County to execute a five-year contract not to exceed $443,128 with Transcore LP for Automated Vehicle Identification System Support.

Approval of Amendment Four to Lease with Paradies-OC LLC

Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend that Paradies-OC, LLC be allowed to reduce its MAG (Minimum Annual Guarantee) retroactively, and relinquish specific locations so JWA can repurpose those locations.

Retroactive Approval of Interim Specialty Coffee Leases

Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of leases with Bambuza OC Ventures LLC, dba Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Terminals A, B, and C (the former Starbuck’s coffee locations vacated by HMS Host). These are interim leases until an RFP is developed to permanently fill the locations.

Approve Contract for Airside Surface Maintenance

Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend authorization to the County to execute an On-Call Professional Services aggregate contract with PCI for Airside Surface Maintenance Services in a three-year, not-to-exceed amount of $4,200,000 with the option to renew for one additional two-year extension.

Approve Architect-Engineer Contracts for Airport Facilities Services

The Airport Commission unanimously voted to recommend authorization to the County to execute one-year On-Call Architect-Engineer Services contracts with option to renew for one additional one-year extensions with the following firms:

  • AECOM Technical Services, Inc for consultant services not-to-exceed $924,800
  • Butier Engineering, Inc. for consultant services not-to-exceed $929,600
  • Arcadis U.S. Inc for consultant services not-to-exceed $216,000


JWA Staff stated it is difficult and costly to live-stream and publicly post Airport Commission meetings. I spoke to Supervisor Foley and she will be working with staff on a budget request for next fiscal year.


From the desk of Commissioner Ada Briceño of the Orange County Human Relations Commission:

At this month's OC Human Relations Commission meeting, commissioners approved a statement condemning acts of hate and harassment against Supervisor Katrina Foley and Dr. Clayton Chao. We also discussed Ethnic Studies' ability to reduce hate, increase empathy and improve student performance for students of all races. Chair Fareed Farukhi moved forward an ad hoc committee to bring to the commission a statement in support of Ethnic Studies, led by myself. I also participated in an ad-hoc committee for the nominations of officers prior to the meeting. Congratulations to our new Commission Chair Jo-Anne Matsuba and Vice Chair Jennifer Wayne. Kind thanks to our outgoing Chair Fareed Farukhi for his commitment and service.


Community Action Partnership of Orange County (“CAP OC”) appointee Rev. Rayna Hamre wanted us to share the following article that she has written with our District 2 residents in mind:

The staff and volunteers of the Community Action Partnership Orange County (CAP OC) are working hard to serve our low income families, including the youngest members of our community. Diapers can be one of the costliest items in a low-income family's budget; they are also a necessity. 

For working parents, providing diapers to their day-care providers for each child can drastically strain the family budget. 

Sadly, common diaper rash can cause serious infection in infants, sometimes leading to an emergency room visit and hospitalization. The Tom Tom Truck is here to help! Tom Tom delivers free and low-cost diapers to distribution points throughout Orange County.  

CAP OC CEO Gregory Scott provides a brief history of the program, "The OC Diaper Bank was founded in March 2020, at the beginning of the national COVID-19 crisis, when CAP OC took action with the help of Assemblyman Tom Daly and Senator Tom Umberg to meet the overwhelming needs of Orange County residents. As the pandemic hit and the nation faced unparalleled economic consequences, CAP OC was dedicated to supplying locals with everything they urgently needed, providing more than 10.7 million diapers to residents in the last year. The diaper truck 'Tom Tom' was created in early 2021 to help facilitate the drop off of diapers to severely impacted areas. Part of CAP OC’s mission to end poverty, the OC Diaper Bank continues to supply diapers to 70 community-based organizations that target service to vulnerable families with infant children as diaper prices are on the rise. To date, the Diaper Bank has distributed in excess of 2 million diapers each month." 

In June 2021, an additional $30 million in state funding was allotted to keep county diaper banks, including Orange County, stocked.

OC Public Works

OC Public Works will begin informing the public regarding a new series of virtual community workshops in order to gain community collaboration in the planning process for the County’s Active Transportation Plan. We are working to engage with your constituents in order to hear about their experiences and ideas for improving walking and biking throughout our unincorporated Orange County.

Please see the following dates for workshops impacting your area. Flyers (attached) are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  These flyers will be handed out in the corresponding communities beginning Thursday July 8, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming workshops, please email me, OCPW’s Active Transportation Coordinator, at



Is your business moving in the direction of sustainability? – Consider joining Sustain SoCal, a local group “accelerating sustainability and economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education in [the] region.” Their website notes that “Sustain SoCal conducts conferences, workshops and networking events to help in the sharing of knowledge and establish connections that have a positive impact on both the economic progress and sustainable future of the area and its residents, businesses and visitors.” Of these networks, members can join in topic areas that include: energy, water, transportation, and cleantech investments. The economy of tomorrow is a sustainable one, and the Office of Supervisor Katrina Foley supports a workforce that meets the needs of tomorrow.


Meet the pet of the week for this week!

3-year-old Dewey was wandering the streets of Anaheim, when a resident brought him to OC Animal Care. Dewey is still looking for his forever home after two and a half months at the shelter. Dewey is a gentle cat who would make a great lap kitty, in addition to being very affectionate. He'd love to spend his days with his new forever owner, reclining and watching reruns of old television shows. Currently, OC Animal Care has a large number of adoptable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. If you'd like to meet Dewey or any of the other available pets, please call 714-935-6848 to make an appointment!

A1721765 (ANIMAL ID)



Job Opportunities in District 2


There are many open positions within District 2. For more information or to apply, please visit:


Buena Park:


Costa Mesa




Fountain Valley


Huntington Beach


La Palma


Los Alamitos


Newport Beach


Seal Beach




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