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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
April 23, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 4
Dear Neighbor:

As we close in on my first month in office, I want to take a moment and reflect on the work that my team and I have done.

In our first thirty days, we got right to work on our priorities:

  • Set up a team you’ll see out in the field!
  • Helped open up our Super Pod at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, where vaccination appointments are available throughout the week, and extended hours are available on Thursdays.
  • Participated in our first board meeting, where we voted on key agenda items, including our list of board and commission appointees.
  • Held our first vaccine clinic on the west side of Costa Mesa with Save Our Youth and Share Our Selves, where we helped nearly 500 people pre-register for vaccine appointments, and 150+ people get registered in a same-day line.
  • Secured vaccine for more than 46,000 residents in District 2 and scheduled weekly mobile clinics where none existed before.
  • Presented our first economic relief initiative for board approval on Tuesday April 27th, providing $25 million in grants to small businesses.
  • Spoke to Alex Cohen of Inside the Issues, to discuss my agenda for the weeks and months ahead.
  • Attended my first Orange County Transit Authority meeting and made an appointment for the Special Needs Advisory Committee.

And last but not least - we attended events in the field, participated in two important town halls with the City of Huntington Beach, and also attended the CommUNITY picnic in Huntington Beach!

We are on a roll and delivering results!

Warmest regards,

Supervisor, District Two

Orange County Board of Supervisors


Happy Friday, District 2!

Here’s my latest report.

When Supervisor Foley was sworn in on March 26th, she pledged to ensure everyone in our district who wanted a vaccine could get one within 100 days - which just happens to be July 4th!

We’re working hard to keep our promises. Here’s a snapshot of what’s currently in-progress:

OC Fair Super Pod Update:

The OC Fairgrounds Super POD opened with the capacity to vaccinate 2,000 people per day. Our office is excited to announce that site capacity increased to 3,000 per day - and we’re continuing to work hard and advocate on behalf of our district for increased doses to ensure everyone has access to a vaccine.


District Two Mobile Clinic Efforts:

Since March 26th, more than 44,000 residents got vaccinated at the OC Fair and 2,500+ community members have received vaccines through our Mobile Clinics!

Our office coordinated and delivered our first Westside Costa Mesa community vaccine pod this week, where 484 residents received their first vaccine dose! Thank you to Share Our Selves, City Costa Mesa Fire Department, our Costa Mesa CERT team, Coalition of the Orange County Community Health Centers, County of the Orange Health Care Agency, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Save Our Youth for helping us bring this amazing event to our community.

We will be out in other cities in District 2. If you have already been fully vaccinated and can help volunteer, please email to sign up!


Next week, our office will also announce a mobile clinic schedule which targets every City in District 2. We will also launch a targeted effort towards vaccinating veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, OC fair workers ahead of the July 16th opening day, and an at-home vaccination program for our residents.

Below is a chart listing Super PODs throughout OC.

Go to to schedule your vaccine appointment.


Lost your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card? 

If you’ve accidentally lost your Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a County POD/Mobile clinic, you can login to the website or Othena smartphone app to view the details of their COVID-19 vaccination(s), including date administered, vaccine type, vaccination location and more.

You can also email the OC Health Care Agency’s Immunization Assistance Program (IAP) mailbox at to request a physical replacement of your card. Please note you will be asked to pick it up in person (and by appointment only) to show proof of identification.


Click HERE to access the county’s COVID-19 Resource Page.

That’s it for this week, but check back in next week with my latest COVID-19 update!


My Board colleagues and I attended the Orange County District Attorney’s Victim Rights Rally this week, to recognize our county's commitment to supporting crime victims, fighting for justice, and keeping all residents safe.

I’m so glad we were able to come together and show support at this critical event.

Our County Health Agency provides free, single-swab flu and COVID-19 testing at a number of convenient locations throughout Orange County. Residents can also order an at-home test kit, which will be mailed to them the next business day.

To learn more, go to


Are you excited to meet our Pet of the Week from County of Orange's Animal Care Shelter?

Meet Willow!

You might not notice it at first, but this playful Labrador/Dalmatian is deaf. She arrived at OC Animal Care three months ago, after her owner realized she was a little too active for their family and needed a lot of exercise, which they couldn't provide.

Willow may be deaf, but that doesn't stop her from learning and enjoying life! In fact, she already understands some basic hand signals and commands! Willow enjoys running, playing fetch, and going for long walks.

Does Willow sound like the right match for you?

If so, please call 714-935-6848 to schedule an adoption appointment to meet Willow!

ANIMAL ID: A1705614


Are you excited to learn what’s happening in District Two? We’re excited to help share them! Each newsletter, we’ll feature updates from cities across our amazing and diverse district.

You can always send us updates for our newsletter at


Calling all photographers! We want YOU to join the City of Buena Park’s first Photography Show!

Submissions are being accepted until May 25th and can be dropped off at the Buena Park Community Center, 6688 Beach Blvd. or emailed to by May 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


On Saturday, April 13, Costa Mesa Senior Center staff assisted the organization of a Mobile Vaccination POD in collaboration with Orange County Health Care Agency, where 452 vaccinations were administered to Costa Mesa residents, the majority of whom were elderly or otherwise at risk.

Costa Mesa and OC Health will hold another POD for first dose Moderna recipients for the community on April 21st at the Senior Center.

Join Costa Mesa Council Member Arlis Reynolds at her monthly community Bike Rides return this Sunday, April 25. Riders will pedal through five Westside Costa Mesa parks, gathering at Marina View Park at 2 p.m. before departing at 2:30 p.m. Please be safe and make sure to wear your face coverings!


Ginger Anderson, a Cypress dance instructor who has taught for more than forty years, sponsors the city's Teen Designer Scholarship each year. 

The 2020 Teen Fashion Show was cancelled last year, but Carolyn Truong, Oxford Academy Senior, had already begun designing and sewing dresses for the 2020 event, and Ginger graciously awarded Carolyn the scholarship anyway!

Thank you Mrs. Anderson for your commitment to our community.


On Sunday, April 18th, our office participated in the City of Huntington Beach's commUNITY pop-up picnic event, to celebrate our diverse, equitable, and inclusive local Huntington Beach community

Hundreds of people attended the event, which included remarks and participation from a number of regional officials, including Congresswoman Michelle Steel (CA-48), state Senator Dave Min (Senate District 37), and Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (AD-74). There were fantastic performances throughout the day, including cultural performances, musical acts, poetry readings, and spoken word dialogue.

Congratulations to Chris Slama, Chris Cole, Ashely Wysocki, Jessica Framson, and the entire Community & Library Services Department for their efforts in organizing this important and motivating pop-up picnic for Huntington Beach!

Huntington Beach has been working hard over the last few weeks to coordinate the replacement of their beach showers and drinking fountains, and they have completed the capital project!

Fourteen new showers and ten new drinking fountains have been constructed for public use. Notably, the city also installed drinking fountains with dog water bowls! The graphic below depicts some of the coordinated work!

The City of Huntington Beach organized a bike ride along the beach path a few weeks ago with representatives from the biking and e-bike communities to help create solutions to directly address some of the growing conflicts between e-bikes and pedestrians.

The event was a huge success, and the City Council was able to reach an agreement on future actions for the City. A video of the bike ride can be viewed by clicking here.


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will be providing a virtual update on:


May 6th, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


To discuss the upcoming Pit F excavation work at the Ascon Landfill Site. Hearing impaired individuals may use the California Relay Service at 711 or 800-735-2929 TTY/VCO/HCO to voice.


The City of Newport Beach will hold a vaccination clinic on Wednesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive. Appointments are required for anyone aged 18 and up who wishes to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna).

To make an appointment, please call 949-644-3355 or visit for more information.

PLAY BALL! The summer softball league for the City of Newport Beach has returned! Registration closes on May 7, and the league will begin the week of May 25th. The men's and women's leagues meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.

For more details, go to or contact

On April 23rd, I presented one of my first certificates to support the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race! This race, which has traditionally run from Newport Beach to the City of Ensenada, was postponed last year due to COVID.

We are so proud to be a part of its return, and we encourage you to follow the race at!


Last week, I met with the Community Services Director and learned Rossmoor residents were being taxed at the higher Los Alamitos tax rate. I researched this issue and want to report that Rossmoor residents should not be taxed at the same rate.

The City of Los Alamitos new sales tax should only be imposed in the City’s jurisdictional boundaries and should not be charged on sales made in unincorporated areas.  The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has a website which allows users to look up a tax rate by address:

Using this website, you’ll see that 12081 Chaucer Rd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, which is in unincorporated Rossmoor, lists a 7.75% total sales tax rate. However, 11122 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, which is in the City of Los Alamitos, lists a 9.25 percent total sales tax rate. 

That being said, retailers sometimes charge the wrong sales tax rate, particularly where a zip code contains multiple taxing districts as noted in the attached article. In the attached Publication 452, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration states:


What happens if you are charged too much tax?

Contact the business where you believe the incorrect rate was charged and request a refund. If you are unable to resolve the issue, call the CDTFA at 1-800-400-7115 (TTY:711), and staff will work with that company to resolve the problem

Please let us know if you have any follow-up questions.


On April 13, 2021, the City of Stanton proclaimed April to be “Donate Life Month”.

Currently, more than 108,000 people are on the national organ donation waiting list. Each day, 17 people die as a result of their inability to wait. The City of Stanton is proud to raise awareness about the benefits of organ donation. We can all save lives by merely clicking the "YES" box while applying for or renewing a driver's license or ID.

Visit today to learn more.

The City of Stanton's first-ever Art Exhibit has been extended to Monday, April 26! 

Whether you're a painter, photographer, or even writer, we want to feature your work in our exhibit on May 22! Please visit for more details, and learn how to apply!

Our office would like to congratulate the City of Stanton on being named the 46th safest city in California this year, moving up 32 spots from 2020 to 2021, according to!

More information can be found at Stanton-SafeWise.


Each week, our commissioners will report out about their meetings and activities.

The Airport Commission met this week, with our newly appointed member, Newport Beach resident Sue Dvorak reports:

  1. Unanimous vote by the Commission to recommend awarding a $4.2m contract to Swinerton Builders to construct nine kiosks for the rental car reconfiguration project.

The long-term goal of the rental car area project is to ensure the area is safer and provides a more enjoyable experience for customers, and to make the area ADA compliant well into the future. Future improvements will include increased lighting, better air flow, safer pedestrian and car flow, and improved cleanliness. The airport is fronting the money for the project and the rental car companies which lease space, will pay them back over three years.

  1. Unanimous vote by the Commission to recommend approval of a three-year contract with Kone, Inc. for elevator and escalator maintenance services.

Due to the age of the elevators and escalators, the contract includes a large reserve. In the event the equipment crashes, reserve funds will be readily available so there is no interruption in conveyance services.


My team and I are preparing for our second OCTA and BOS board meetings that will take place on April 26th and April 27th, 2021.


Access the BOS agenda and a link to the forthcoming broadcast of the meeting by clicking here. We’ll be recapping agenda items live on Twitter during the meeting, so please follow us there.


Community picnic at Huntington Beach Central Park celebrates diversity

Orange County is Looking at Destroying Public Meeting Records After 2 Years. Will They Save Digital Copies?

Coronavirus metrics in Orange County dip to new lows

Vaccine Doses Continue Increasing in Orange County

VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week, April 23

Orange County Soccer Club honors healthcare workers with kit reveal


Please contact our office if you have any requests for certificates, meetings, or need assistance with any services by emailing

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orange arrow Dear Neighbor:
orange arrow COUNTY NEWS:
orange arrow PET OF THE WEEK!
orange arrow CITY UPDATES
orange arrow BUENA PARK
orange arrow COSTA MESA
orange arrow CYPRESS
orange arrow NEWPORT BEACH:
orange arrow Rossmoor:
orange arrow STANTON:
orange arrow IN THE NEWS:
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