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OC Supervisor Katrina Foley, 2nd District
April 30, 2021 Volume 1 Issue 5
Dear Neighbor:

Happy Arbor Day! One of my priorities as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, is to target renewed focus on how we can protect our environment, and pursue sustainability options for county resources.

We only have one planet, and we have to do everything we can to protect it! Plant a tree!

My team and I stopped by Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day!


This week, I participated in my second Board meeting where we debated and voted on several key items, including new appointments and my request for a revision to our FY 2020-2021 budget.

We voted to support $10 million in grants for food assistance, and $5 million in arts grants.

I also requested an additional $25 million in funding to be allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be equally divided into our five districts, at $5 million each. This funding would have been allocated towards supporting the small businesses across the County struggling to recover from COVID, especially to pay rent.

My colleagues wanted to wait so I plan to bring my request back up in future meetings, with additional data and justification. I’d like to hear from all of you on this subject - what do you think? Do you think small businesses need further financial support? Email me at:

On Thursday, I also attended the Huntington Beach Chamber’s State of the County, where I presented an update on the County’s COVID recovery efforts. I also spoke to KQED’s Marisa Lagos and Scott Shafer Thursday afternoon, where I shared an update on our ongoing work. Click through to listen. Our ongoing work in Rossmoor to address residents who were overcharged with their tax rate (which we discussed in the newsletter last week!) was also recognized.

My team and I are continuing to work hard, including finalizing our plans for our COVID vaccine clinics and our new internship program. Visit the transparency section to learn more!

Warmest regards,

Supervisor, District Two

Orange County Board of Supervisors



Happy Arbor Day, District 2!

Since we opened the OC Fair and Events Center Super Pod, more than 75,000 residents have been vaccinated and more than 2,500+ community members have received vaccines through our Mobile Clinics!

This week, our focus has been on finalizing additional mobile clinics for 2nd District. We want to ensure each of our cities has easy, accessible options for getting their first and second COVID 19 vaccine doses.

Here’s the list of our upcoming clinics:

If you have any questions registering, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my team at: 714-834-3220. If you have already been fully vaccinated and can help volunteer, please email to sign up!


We will also be holding specific days for:

  1. Our Veterans Drive-Through Day at OC Fair (May 7th)
  2. OC Fair Workers and Their Families (May 8th/May 29th)

And continue supporting our at-home vaccination program for our residents.

If you’re unable to make any of these clinics, please visit to schedule your vaccine appointment at one of our easy-to-visit Super Pod locations!

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

That’s it for this week, but check back next Friday for my newest COVID-19 update.


Thank you to Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris for this update about small business resources in our community:



This is the power of what we can do together!

This week, we marked an incredible achievement for the County!

Our incident Management Team announced that we have vaccinated more than a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine using the Othena platform.

Vaccinating our community is one of my current and top priorities for District 2, and our office is on track to meet our goals. I am excited to continue our collaboration with the OC Health Agency and Incident Management Teams to get us to our goal of ensuring everyone who wants a vaccination can get one before June 15th, when Governor Newsom says the state can reopen.


We’re back with another Pet of the Week from the Animal Care Shelter at the County of Orange!

This week, OC Animal Care is highlighting two adorable companions available for adoption!

Meet Vaquita and Chiquita:

OC Pet Info says: “Vaquita and Chiquita, both eleven years old, were surrendered to OC Animal this month after their owners could no longer afford to care for them. They've been together their entire lives, and we hope they continue to be so!

Short walks, snuggles, and naps are their ideal day. Both ladies get along well with other small dogs and would be perfect for a quiet home where they could spend the day playing with each other in between afternoon naps!”

If you're interested in adopting these two cuties, please contact 714-935-6848 to arrange a meeting!

ANIMAL IDs: A1467364, A1467366

Our office is also looking into creating grants for a pet fund, which can help vulnerable families, especially seniors and individuals who might rely on pets for emotional support.


We’re excited to help share news for our cities in the 2nd District!! Each newsletter, we’ll feature updates from cities across our amazing and diverse district.

If you have an update you’d like to share, please send them to:


The City of Buena Park is updating their Housing Element as a part of their General Plan, and would like to hear from YOU!

Please visit (available in English, Spanish, and Korean) to participate in a survey which will provide staff with community input needed to plan for the next eight years of housing in Buena Park. The survey collects information on housing preferences, needs and other topics. Responses are private.


The Buena Park Senior Activity Center held a special drive-thru event to thank their 2019 and 2020 volunteers! Volunteers were given certificates of appreciation, lunch from the City Council!

Thank you to the volunteers for your hard work and dedication in assisting the seniors in our community!


Congratulations to Costa Mesa's newest police officers, Officers James Haney and Christian Apahidean for graduating from the Golden West College Police Academy Class #163! 

Haney received award, which means he was at the top of his class during physical training tests throughout the academy. Haney holds an associate's degree from CSU Fullerton and a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from CSU San Bernardino.

Prior to joining CMPD, he worked as a sales manager for a health company.  Officer Apahidean has a BA in American Studies from CSU Long Beach and previously worked as a manager at an In-N-Out Burger.

We’re wishing you the best of luck in your new positions!

We also wanted to recognize the Costa Mesa Certified Farmers Market, for their recognition by Spectrum News this week. We’re proud of your work and efforts!


Last week, the City of Cypress recognized some exceptionally talented students for their participation in the Friends of Cypress Cultural Arts (FOCCA) scholarship event!

The scholarship accepts performing arts and visual arts submissions from students for scholarships ranging from $100 to $500! Visit their link to learn more.


The City of Fountain Valley has established a Community Development Block Grant Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, which will provide grants up to $10,000 to low-income small business owners in need of financial assistance to overcome the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant application window opens on: Monday, May 3rd, 2021, at 9 a.m. and closes on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Please visit the portal to learn more and apply.

Congratulations to Bill McQuaid, who has been promoted to Division Chief of the Fountain Valley Fire Department!

Chief McQuaid has been with the department for 25 years, beginning as a Reserve Firefighter and progressing to the position of Battalion Chief, which he has held for the last seven years. Thank you for your many years of service, and we’re excited to see what you’ll accomplish in your new position!


Huntington Beach is pleased to announce construction on a temporary skate section has begun at Edison Park, which will be modeled similar to Cherry Skate Park in Long Beach (see pictures).

Construction crews have demolished the existing park bench structures where the temporary skate park structures will be installed. The City expects to complete construction of the temporary skateboarding facility in time for the summer, based on the current construction timeline.

(Edison Park, Huntington Beach)

(Cherry Skate Park, Long Beach)


On May 3rd at 3:30 p.m. HBReads and HBUHSD Libraries will host a FREE webinar with actor and activist George Takei to discuss his graphic novel memoir, THEY CALLED US ENEMY. The memoir recounts Takei's internment in a Japanese internment camp at the age of four during WWII.

Visit to sign up for the event!


On Friday, May 7th, 10 a.m the Newport Beach Harbor Department is hosting an auction at Marina Park, just in time for the summer! Several kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and dinghies will be up for grabs.

Please visit for more information on the auction.

Applications for the Special Event and Community Program Grants offered by the City of Newport Beach are now being accepted!

The City provides financial grants to qualifying organizations to offset special event costs or to improve services and programs. Local and regional groups offering programs or special events to Newport Beach residents are encouraged to apply!

Visit for more information.


Just in time for Mother's Day, the Rossmoor Community Services District has reopened its picnic reservation site!

Please visit the reservation link to reserve a spot and enjoy their lovely parks.

Rossmoor is also bringing back their FREE Saturday Jam Sessions in the Park, which will take place at:

Rush Park

3001 Blume Drive

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

These jam sessions will take place from May 1, 2021 to August 28, 2021. Bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to the sounds of the “Tonewheel Junction” band!


The City of Stanton is currently accepting applications for three temporary part-time Recreation Leaders in the Community Services Department.

For more details, please visit


The Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is still accepting applications before all available funds are depleted.


Visit for more details and to submit, or text ERA to 898211.

The State of California is now accepting new applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program's final round. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 are available to small businesses and non-profits through the program. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2021. There is no need to reapply if you were wait-listed in a previous round.

Please visit for more information.


Our office announced additional appointments to the Orange County boards and commissions this week, which were discussed at the April 27th meeting:


Full list of appointees include:

  • Mayor Jon Peat, Cypress (OCTA Special Needs Advisory Committee)
  • Vincent Howard, Newport Beach (Assessment Appeals Board)
  • Nathan Searles, Rossmoor (Development Processing Review Committee)
  • Yvonne Rowden, Costa Mesa (Orange County Audit Oversight Committee)
  • Armando de la Libertad, Costa Mesa (Orange County Historical Commission)

*If you are interested in being appointed to a County board or commission, we now have openings on:

  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Workforce Development Advisory Committee,
  • Climate Action Advisory Committee, JWA Advisory Committee,
  • Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee.

Please email with your interest.



I’m excited to announce our office is also accepting applications for our 2nd District internship program. To apply or for more information, please send a cover letter and resume to



Click HERE to view a full list of the actions taken by the Board. Our next Board meeting is on May 11th, 2021. Click here to view the agenda.


Daily Pilot: ‘Very Sandy Asper’ to the end: Newport Beach resident Sandra Asper dies Newport Beach resident Sandra Asper was the kind of woman who proofread and approved her own obituary. 04/26/2021

We will miss Sandy. She was a tireless advocate for public education and kids. I adjourned our April 27th meeting in her honor.

Patch: Rossmoor Residents Were Overcharged Tax, Supervisor Foley Says ROSSMOOR, CA —After an increase in sales tax in the city of Los Alamitos, Rossmoor residents were up in arms about having to keep up with the 1.5 percent increase. This week, new Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley provided Rossmoor Community Services District a clarification that the City of Los Alamitos sales tax rate does not apply to Rossmoor. 04/29/2021

OC Register: Orange County officials put digital vaccine records on hold Other supervisors pushed back. The Fifth District’s Supervisor Lisa Bartlett said the people she’s heard from “overwhelmingly” want an electronic vaccination record, and Second District Supervisor Katrina Foley noted the Orange County Business Council sent a letter advocating for a digital vaccine verification to help businesses safely reopen or increase their customer capacity. 04/28/2021

Daily Pilot: High School Roundup: Fountain Valley boys’ tennis earns rare win versus CdM Ethan Votran and Jared Nguyen swept in doubles as the Fountain Valley High School boys’ tennis team beat Corona del Mar 10-8 on Wednesday, in a key Surf League match at CdM. 04/23/2021


Voice of OC: Meet Orange County Doctors Who Are Confronting COVID-19 Since the start of the pandemic, doctors have dealt with the stress of see-sawing hospitalizations and seeing field hospitals emerge in their own county, relying on each other for support to combat the virus. Some have seen their colleagues get sick. 04/26/2021


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

In This Issue
orange arrow Dear Neighbor:
orange arrow STATE UPDATE
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 FOUNTAIN VALLEY
orange arrow NEWPORT BEACH:
orange arrow ROSSMOOR:
orange arrow STANTON:
orange arrow IN THE NEWS:
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