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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
July 23, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 17

Dear Neighbor,

Since the reopening of the state on June 15, we all have begun to return to some semblance of life pre-COVID.  I know personally how much I’ve enjoyed reengaging with so many in person, attending ribbon cuttings and business networking events, as well as the OC Fair, however we now face a new challenge – the Delta variant and impact on unvaccinated people, especially our youth.  Confirmed cases, hospitalization of those unvaccinated and even the vaccinated population are impacted.  Out of an abundance of caution, we continue to encourage vaccinations, mask wearing, air-hugs and fist bumps.  We must not only consider our individual safety but also our families, children ineligible for the vaccine, seniors and the most vulnerable health populations.  Please see our COVID update below for more details as well as my letter to our CEO related to masks in county buildings.

This last week marked a milestone in my public service.  I participated in the opening of the Lions Park Project and Norma Hertzog Community Center, two projects that I worked on as former Mayor of Costa Mesa. Do take your kids—it’s so fun.  These kinds of projects are so important to improving the quality of life for our residents. Now that I’m working in a more regional capacity, I look forward to initiating more community improvement projects. 

I also attended the annual Mayors Summer Reception in Newport Beach where I got to reconnect with so many business and community leaders. Thanks to everyone who said hello and for the committee who helped organize this great outdoor event.

On the policy front, we met with our advisory groups this week related to the airport, homelessness and housing, and Veterans. I’m honored that so many knowledgeable volunteers are willing to help us vet issues, brainstorm solutions, and develop initiatives and recommendations to reduce homelessness, improve the quality of our community, create jobs, plan for a sustainable clean future, and support our Veterans.

Today, our Chief of Staff Debbie Lumpkin and I met with a representative of the LA2028 Olympic committee on zoom to pitch Orange County as a host site for some of the disciplines including surfing and skateboarding.  Some of you may know that I was the founder of the National Scholastic Skateboarding League and some of our skate team members are now Olympians for the first time.

District 2 hosts the actions sports capital of the world in Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa.  Our district is also home to the Women’s Water Polo team who are opening the games in Tokyo today.  We love our sports and will continue to work to bring some of the disciplines right here to Orange County.  Stay tuned.

Again, as you travel about to the grocery store and in crowds, please do continue to wear a mask.  The mask is the easiest most effective prevention tool available to stop the spread of COVID19. 

Link to full video of First 100 Days Townhall

Here are some highlights of Supervisor Foley's events this week.



Nick Anas, Deputy Chief of Staff

There have been 1340 new positive cases reported by the OC Health Care Agency over the last four days. There were 431 new positive cases alone reported today, the highest we have seen in Orange County since the winter.

Current data in Orange County shows that unvaccinated individuals are six times more likely to become infected with COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.  Our own health officer stated last week that more than 90% of new cases, and 95% of hospitalizations are individuals unvaccinated.

Today, the Orange County Health Care Agency urgent residents to stay safe in order to keep Orange County open. County data shows that there is an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, especially among the unvaccinated. Dr. Chau recommends avoiding large crowds and wearing a mask when around someone at risk. Under California Department of Public Health Guidelines, unvaccinated individuals must wear masks when indoors. See the full press release here.


Avery Counts, Constituent Services Manager

Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach

“A matter that is very important to Supervisor Foley and our team, is increasing transparency. We often hear people ask the question, “What is the Board of Supervisors?” and “What do they do?” To increase transparency to the public on what our office does, we give updates at each city council meeting in our district. This week we updated the Huntington Beach City Council and its residents on the work that our office is doing. We congratulated the city of Huntington Beach for having an 84.5% vaccination rate for zip code 90742, which is the highest in all of District 2. We are so proud to see this amazing progress as one of Supervisor Foley and our office’s priorities is making sure that residents are continuing to get vaccinated. While we congratulate that zip code for having the highest in the district, the rest of Huntington Beach’s zip codes are in the 61-67% range so there’s still some more work to be done. Our team attended the Mayor’s Summer Reception in Newport Beach, hosted by Mayor Brad Avery, where we had a wonderful time. We also attended the ribbon cutting of The Isley Tapie Group in Corona del Mar to welcome them to the community

Please feel free to reach out to me about any events that are happening in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach or Seal beach at  Take a look at some of the events that are happening in my community below.”


The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission presents its annual Summer Concerts Series on the Newport Beach Civic Center Green featuring the 2020 San Diego Music Awards’ “Best Live Performer” and pop music cover band, The Sully Band on July 25 at 6:00pm.   Click this link for more information .


Manuel Chavez, Constituent Services Manager

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

Our office has had a VERY productive week working for District 2! On Tuesday, Supervisor Foley and I met with Joe Mendoza, the General Manager of the Rossmoor Community Services District.  We discussed ways to resolve a frustrating matter which several constituents had complained about involving their lack of reasonable options for parking during street sweeping. We are pleased to have joined Habitat for Humanity Orange County and The Lukas Network, LLC at their groundbreaking event for new homes in Stanton on Friday.

Please come out and cheer Supervisor Foley and me on Saturday, July 24 as we sponsor the Costa Mesa PickleBall Open.  This will be a fun event benefitting Estancia High School Athletics and GoatHill Lions Club Costa Mesa.  Also, I will join the Supervisor this weekend at the Orange County Fair.  Remember to purchase your tickets in advance because they are selling out fast!

For any events within Costa Mesa, Cypress, the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach or Rossmoor please e-mail me at”


Join community members on Saturday July 31 for the return of Concert in the Park, presented by the City of Costa Mesa and the Costa Mesa Foundation at Fairview Park (2525 Placentia Avenue). The FREE event will feature live music from three amazing bands, gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and kids’ activities. For more info please visit


Pack your picnic baskets and bring your blankets because All That 90’s is a cover band specializing in all types of rock hits from the 90’s including grunge, alternative, skate punk, pop rock and everything in between.  Link for more information.


The Rossmoor Community Services District will conduct a Traffic Safety Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00pm, in the Rush Park Auditorium.  Guest speakers will discuss topics such as permit parking programs, portable Radar Speed Feedback Signs and recording devices, and provide an update regarding the District’s Traffic Safety Campaign. 

Kalvin Alvarez, Constituent Services Manager

Buena Park, Fountain Valley, La Palma, Los Alamitos

“Representing and showing up for the entire Second District is of the utmost importance to Supervisor Foley and me.  We attend a variety of events and meetings on your behalf and this week was no exception. Earlier this week, Supervisor Foley and I met with the County’s Director of Public Works and the Director of Orange County Community Resources to discuss ways to improve and renovate the facilities at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.  This is critical to the economic development of the surrounding areas.  We’re pleased to report that we’ve begun preliminary talks with the base and all of the factions involved to find quick and innovative improvements.  We ended the week by honoring many of the Orange County heroes who helped keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19 at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley with an Operation Independence COVID-19 Appreciation Cookout! This special event was organized in collaboration with the OC Health Care Agency and Chairman Andrew Do as a small token of our appreciation for all the efforts in supporting our county's COVID-19 vaccine efforts!

We want to make sure that we are representing for you.  Please reach out to me with any events in Buena Park, Fountain Valley, La Palma and Los Alamitos including ribbon cuttings, grand openings, special occasions, issues, etc. at  Check out some of the cool things happening in my area soon.”


Put on your best cowboy hat and come on out to Boisseranc Park for The Summer Concert Series featuring The Country Club Band on July 28.  For more information click the link.


Thursday, July 29, Back to the 80’s will be performing at the Recreation Center and Sports Park as part of the Summer Concert series. link


The 2021 Concerts in the Park Series “Rock’n through the Summer” will be held Saturdays 6:00-8:00pm at Central Park.  The first band to be featured will be Private Eyes – Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates. link


The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to announce the 2021 MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Music and Movies Event Series presented by the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Commission! There will be live music, a movie and food available to purchase. RSVP here



Our next meeting is next Tuesday, July 27th. You can find the agenda here and broadcast link here. Here are a few items on top of my mind ahead of next week. If you have any input on these items please reach out to me at .

Housing Vouchers – We will consider changes to our COVID-19 Responsive Homeless Services Contract to support our implementation of the Emergency Housing Voucher program that will support individuals and families find permanent supportive housing. There have been recent reports that rent relief dollars at the state level have gone largely unspent. These type of housing vouchers is crucial to keeping our residents housed and off the streets and homelessness remains a top issue for my office.

Sand Replenishment – My office worked with the amazing team at OC Public Works and the Legislative office to author a resolution to encouraged the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to complete the overdue Sand Replenishment project for our coastal communities of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Seal Beach.  We need to finally get this done to protect our residents and help our tourism economy.

Veterans Cemetery – Our board will consider allocating funds to finally bring a Veterans Cemetery to Orange County. This has been an issue for over a decade and will continue to support efforts to build a final resting place for those who sacrificed for the freedoms we all enjoy today.

Body Worn Cameras – If approved, this item would allow our Sheriffs to implement the Body Worn Camera Program. Recent studies departments that have adopted body worn cameras have seen significant reductions in complaints against officers and reductions in use of force during fatal and non-fatal encounters. My hope is that this will be the case in our County if adopted.



Hal Stern, UC Irvine Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor has announced the updated vaccination policy for all students and faculty.  The new policy requires all faculty and students be fully vaccinated prior to returning to campus for in-person instruction for the Fall semester.  Click the link for full details including the policy and FAQ


Adam Ereth, Sustainability Policy Advisor

The Orange County Chapter of the United Nations Association – USA has been hard at work in OC. Their primary goals are to 1) identify local Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) champions—from mayors, to business leaders, to innovators and volunteers—and celebrate their efforts through awards and public events, 2) volunteer with and help elevate local partners and programs who support the goals, such as food banks and refugee resettlement organizations, and 3) stand up for policies that advance the 2030 Agenda in city hall, the state house, and on Capitol Hill.

RVSP to their free online “Member Event” on August 14th 9:30am-11:30am. This is a great way to stay involved, informed and engaged!

For more information about this organization follow the link


Meet the pet of the week for this week!

Two-year-old Moe, arrived at OC Animal Care with multiple wounds on his legs earlier this year, and appeared to have been in a fight with another animal recently, as one of his wounds had a small piece of cat nail embedded in it.

Despite his injuries from roaming the streets of Fullerton, he is a very easy-going and friendly guy! Moe 1can be shy at first and will sometimes hide under his blanket to feel warm and safe. However, once the layers are removed, Moe reveals himself to be a social butterfly who aspires to be your best friend! Moe requires a patient family who can assist him in breaking out of his shell and blossoming! If you want to meet Moe, please call 714-935-6848 to set up an adoption appointment right away!

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Debbie Lumpkin, Chief of Staff

Creating pathways that will deliver economic advancement to Orange County, the Second District, local business owners and Individual job seekers is a priority for Team Foley.  It has also been my personal passion and career focus for more than 10 years to deliver equitable opportunities to communities, families and businesses.  I am very excited to continue this work for the Supervisor and the Second District.  We are currently working on 3 initiatives that will provide great opportunities to Orange County.  The initiatives are still under development and more details will be forthcoming. 

Below is a high-level overview of each initiative:

                Initiative #1:  Partner with the LA 2028 Olympic Committee to bring events, tourism and local business opportunities to the region

                Initiative #2:  Partner with the County on contracting opportunities for local and small business owners as well as enhancing the contracting process for the Cities within the Second District.

                Initiative #3:  Partner with Chambers of Commerce, Entrepreneurial-Focused Organizations and Career Development programs that deliver contracting opportunities and career placement.

If you would like to be involved and/or invited to any informational sessions regarding these initiatives, please e-mail me at

Job Opportunities in District 2



The Office of Supervisor Katrina Foley (District 2) seeks an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to deliver high quality work under deadline. Previous political experience is required; experience in working with print, digital, radio, TV bookers and producers is also required. Link to job posting via LinkedIn


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


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Costa Mesa




Fountain Valley


Huntington Beach


La Palma


Los Alamitos


Newport Beach


Seal Beach



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