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Chairman Shawn Nelson - 4th District Update
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October 27, 2016
Volume 2 Issue 6
Board of Supervisors
Welcome to 2nd District Updates!
Dear Friends,

Preparing for the upcoming tax season? For those of low to moderate income, spending extra on assistance and preparation is not an option. To help address this issue, I am happy to be partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to offer a free option to those individuals in need of assistance.

Currently, we are working on multiple sites in Orange County to assist with free income tax return preparation through the VITA program. Individuals with an annual income of less than $57,000 can qualify for this free assistance.

The program is also currently looking for volunteers up until the end of January to help with this tax preparation. If you are interested and wish to learn more or are interested in getting involved you can visit their website at

Michelle Steel
In the Community
September 16th
I was happy to join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce at their Breakfast Business Connection at the Ayers Hotel. The guest speaker was my dear friend Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who presented an excellent Capitol Hill update. While there I was also able to show my support for Alzheimer's Orange County.

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September 29th
I was present Huntington Beach Hospital to help celebrate the Grand Opening of the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit.

This is a huge step forward in providing dedicated inpatient care for older adults suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and other psychiatric conditions. This unit will help to serve our aging population and meet their needs.

Congratulations on this new unit and thank you for all that you do to help the people of our county!

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September 27th
I was proud to recognize the Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation at a previous Board meeting.

The 1st Battalion 1st Marines, based in Camp Pendleton, is one of the most decorated units in the Marine Corps.

The Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation is an all-volunteer group that raises money to support the Battalion and to help the families of younger enlisted men with unexpected costs while their Marines are away on deployment. This eases the concerns of our combat troops, because they know their families are being taken care of.

The Foundation’s active presence provides the residents of Newport Beach and Orange County a way to express their thanks and support to those who defend our country.

Thank you to the Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation and all you do!

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October 8
Along with Costa Mesa leaders I started a beautiful morning at the Ribbon Cutting of Harbor Cornerstone Trail. What a well-done public works project!

It was so nice to be greeted by cheerleaders from both Costa Mesa and Estancia High Schools. Costa Mesa Police and Fire Departments were present as well. I presented a Certificate of Recognition to Mayor Mensinger on behalf of the City. After the ceremony a group of biking enthusiasts joined in an inaugural ride on the trail.

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October 22
There's a new non-profit in my District dedicated to helping identify and mentor the next generation of leaders in the aerospace industry! The Aerospace Education Foundation of Huntington Beach appropriately held its inaugural Kick-off Event in the midst of the inaugural Airshow that took place this past weekend. The Airshow will now be their signature annual event in years to come.

I was happy to help them kick off their inaugural event and recognize the founding Board Members with a resolution. As well as thank the Air Force Thunderbirds and present them with certificate of recognition.

FAA-SoCal Metroplex Project
Public Information Briefing
The last and only public briefing by the FAA for the SoCal Metroplex project is scheduled for November 2. This project is to improve airspace safety and efficiency byreplacing dozens of existing conventional air traffic control procedures with new satellite-based procedures.

The airports involved in the discussion are Long Beach Daugherty(LGB), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), Los Alamitos (SLI), Fullerton Municipal (FUL), and Zamperini Field (TOA).

November 2, 2016- 6:00-9:00 pm PTD

El Modena High School
3920 East Spring Street
Orange, CA 92869
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OC Alert

AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events. By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or City in which you live or work may be sent to your home, cell or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, e-mail accounts and hearing impaired receiving devices.

For more information or to learn if your city is a participating member visit
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OC Animal Care

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OC Waste & Recycling

OC Waste & Recycling Wants You to Know About Hazardous Household Waste

Knowing about proper disposal of household hazardous waste is important, both for the potential effects on our environment and the health and safety of your family. Examples of household hazardous materials that we no longer need include everyday products for our homes, yards and autos, such as drain cleaners, oil paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel, poisons, pesticides, herbicides and rodenticides and some types of cleaning chemicals. Also, items such as batteries, fluorescent lamps, lamp ballasts, smoke detectors and consumer electronics, including televisions, computers and cell phones are classified as hazardous household waste.

Today there are multiple avenues for proper disposal of household hazardous waste. Through our OC Waste & Recycling department, the County provides four free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. In the Second District, the closest location is in Huntington Beach at 17121 Nichols Street, Gate 6. When you visit, be sure to ask for a free battery bucket! If the County center is not convenient, many retailers now take back such items as paint, batteries, fluorescent tubes, halogen bulbs, cell phones and more.

Whether you use an OC Waste & Recycling facility or a retailer, I encourage you to become knowledgeable about hazardous household waste and do your part to keep it out of the landfills through proper disposal. Please call OC Waste & Recycling at 714-834-4000 for more information or if you have questions.
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OC Parks

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OC Health Care Agency
October 23-31st
National Red Ribbon Week

The Nation Red Ribbon Week is a country-wide drug prevention movement that aims to educate the youth of the harmful effects of drug use. The conversations that Red Ribbon week encourages communities to engage in are critical to preventing drug abuse. Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

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Orange County Public Libraries

Take part in in the many events and activities offered by our Orange County Public Libraries! Besides the multiple story times for different ages, local branches also offer workshops, academic help, and adult activities.

A few upcoming events and workshops for the months of October and November:

Friday, October 28th
Fountain Valley Public Library: Films and Video featuring “My Name is Nobody” (1973) 1:00-3:00pm

Monday, October 31st
Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library: Halloween Toddler Storytime 11:00-11:45am
La Palma Public Library: Coding Cadets: Web Design for Teens 3:00-4:00pm
Stanton Public Library: Homework Help 4:00-6:00pm
Cypress Public Library: Tech One-on-One 5:30-6:00pm

Wednesday, November 2nd
La Palma Public Library: Children’s Program “Unplug at the Library” 3:15- 4:00pm
Cypress Public Library: Rookie Readers 5:30-6:30pm
Cypress Public Library: Doggie Storytime 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday, November 3rd
Fountain Valley Public Library: Adult Papercrafts 1:00-4:00pm
Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library: Children’s Movie Club 3:30pm
Seal Beach Mary Wilson Public Library: Kids Build 4:00-5:30pm
District Staff
Arie Dana
Chief of Staff

Michelle Cook
Communications Director

Francis Hur
Community Outreach Director

Patrik Kim
Policy Advisor

Natalie Medvedev
Policy Advisor

Tim Whitacre
District Representative

Tiffany Kim
Special Assistant

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