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February 2, 2017
Volume 3 Issue 1
Board of Supervisors
New Year, New Responsibilities
Dear Friends,

I had the honor of being elected as Chairwoman for the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2017. I would like to take the time to again thank my fellow supervisors for electing me as chair. I appreciate their confidence in my leadership and will work to honor that. I would also like congratulate Supervisor Do on his election to Vice Chair of the Board. I look forward to working together throughout this year.

I also want to recognize and thank our former Chairwoman, Supervisor Bartlett for her leadership in this past year. I enjoyed our work together and I look forward to continuing to work closely with you. As well as our CEO, Frank Kim, and our great men and women who work throughout the county.

As Chair, I look forward to working together to address the issues our county faces like homelessness, stabilizing law enforcement funding, and helping our local economy by achieving port of entry status to continue making John Wayne Airport a leading destination--while at the same time protecting our neighborhoods from disruptive noise and pollution.

Here in the county we are blessed to be living and working in a great climate and location. We are also lucky to have a highly skilled workforce and great potential to become a prosperous area for business and academics. We have all been engaged in discussions about our economic climate, here and at OCTA and other boards that we serve on. And I believe we all agree that creating good jobs in our county is a top priority.

I hope that in the coming year we continue to build on the progress we’ve made together in the past two years that I’ve been on this board—helping to create a better quality of life for all residents of Orange County. Again, thank you to my fellow supervisors for electing me to this position and I look forward to the challenge ahead.

Warmest Wishes,

Michelle Steel
In the Community
January 9, 2017
At the start of the new year, I visited Cypress City Council Chambers as they held their first meeting of 2017. I recognized former Mayor Mariellen Yarc for her leadership in 2016 and congratulated her and Councilman Rob Johnson on their successful reelections. I also congratulated Mayor Paulo Morales and Mayor Pro Tem Jon Peat on being selected by their peers to lead the Council in 2017.

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January 10, 2017
As a Korean American, I was honored to recognize the many benefits the Korean American community has made to Orange County on Korean American Day. The commitment to family, hard work, education, and mutual support is a unique part of the Korean American culture. It is this commitment that has brought success to our country since those first 102 Korean immigrants landed in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 13, 1903.

Thank you to the many Korean American leaders within our community who were present at our board meeting to help celebrate Korean American Day and the 114th commemoration of the Korean immigration to the United States. Especially, Mr. Sung Woong Kim, Mr. John Kim, Mr. James Cho, Mr. Chill Sun Park, Mr. Steve S Kwon, Mr. Ernest Lee, Rev. Jae Man Park, and Mr.Tae Soo Kim.

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January 10, 2017
At the first Board of Supervisors meeting of the year, I was elected as the new Chairwoman for 2017. I am so grateful to my fellow supervisors for their confidence in my leadership and electing me as Chair. I look forward to working together throughout the year.

It is my hope that we can continue our great work; addressing the issues our county faces. As well as focusing on the unique strengths of Orange County to help improve our local economy and our quality of life. I look forward to the challenge ahead!

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January 24, 2017
On January 24th I experienced my first Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting as the new Chairwoman for 2017!

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January 26, 2017
Recently, I had the pleasure of being the featured speaker for the Independent Special Districts of Orange County quarterly luncheon. I was excited to discuss my goals as Board Chairwoman for 2017 as well as the many issues we face as a county.

Thank you for having me!

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January 26, 2017
I was at South Coast Plaza last week for their signature Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration. The Hangzhou Song and Dance Troupe performed in their inaugural event here in the USA for the Year of the Rooster. I thanked and honored the talented Troupe after the outstanding event, then it was on to An Qi for a late dinner.

Second District Conditions of Children in Orange County of Orange Community Forum and Report
D2 Conditions of Children in Orange County Community Forum flyer
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

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
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.
OC Parks

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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 month of February:

**All branches will be closed February 13th & 20th in observance of the holidays**

Monday, February 6th
Seal Beach- Mary Wilson Public Library: Live Auction 10:00-10:15 am
Costa Mesa- Mesa Verde Public Library: Family Craft Time 11:30am-12:00pm
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Public Library: Great Books Discussion Group 1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, February 8th
Fountain Valley Public Library: Juggling Tricks with David Cousin 10:20 am-12:00pm
Costa Mesa- Mesa Verde Public Library: Sensory Play 11:30am- 12:00pm
Stanton Public Library: Valentine’s Day Cards at Central Park 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, February 14th
Costa Mesa- Donald Dungan Public Library: Lego & Duplo Time! 2:00-4:00pm
Seal Beach-Mary Wilson Public Library: Crafts for Adults 2:00-3:00pm
Cypress Public Library: Beginning Coding Cadets 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, February 16th
Cypress Public Library: Book Chat Group 10:00-11:00am
Costa Mesa Technology: Computer Clinic 10:00-11:00am
Costa Mesa- Mesa Verde Public Library: Playdate at the Library 11:15am- 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 22nd
Fountain Valley Public Library: Homework Help 4:00-6:00pm
Cypress Public Library: Rookie Readers 5:30-6:30pm
Los Alamitos- Rossmoor Public Library: Learn Spanish 5:45-6:45pm

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

Joshua Martinez
Executive Aide

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