Supervisor Shawn Nelson - Fourth District Update
July 23, 2010
Volume 1, Issue 2

Denis Bilodeau
Chief of Staff

Audra Adams
Policy Advisor /
Communications Director

Steve Spernak
Policy Advisor

David Zengers
Policy Advisor

Mark Lopez
Executive Aide


Welcome to the 2nd edition of Nelson’s E-News!

Dear Friends,

I hope you found my inaugural newsletter informative and will continue to find each successive issue useful in navigating all the happenings in the County and the Fourth District in particular.

It has been an eventful two weeks since my last newsletter so there is much to update you about. This week I attended my third Board of Supervisors meeting. Below is a highlight of one of the items discussed.

Having gone two weeks without a Board meeting prior to Tuesday, I took advantage of my extra time to spend it out in the community meeting with County staff and representatives from cities in the Fourth District on various issues of importance. Photos and brief descriptions of some of those excursions are included within this issue.

Finally, there are many events and opportunities occurring in the community in which you can participate. Please contact members of my staff for additional information on those listed below.

Please take a look and I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter as much as I enjoyed putting it together. And, as always, I appreciate your feedback.

Shawn Nelson.


On Tuesday, July 20th, the Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to house federal immigration detainees in County jail facilities.

The initial agreement calls for up to 838 detainees to be housed in the Theo Lacy and Musick Jail facilities. Revenue from the program is forecast at approximately $31 million in fiscal year 2010-2011, and over $35 million each year thereafter.


Animal Care's Adoption Event A Great Success!

Last weekend Supervisor Nelson and his family joined us at OC Animal Care’s 2nd annual Angel's For Animals free adoption event on Saturday, July 17th. Sponsored by the Angel’s Baseball Foundation, OC Animal Care was able to place 79 dogs, 63 cats, and 2 rabbits into new forever homes, making this event their most successful ever! Angel’s second baseman Howie Kendrick and family also stopped by to give their support of this great event.

Visit Angel’s Stadium on August 14th as OC Animal Care will be a special guest of the Angel’s Baseball Foundation for their Angel’s For Animals fundraiser.

Supervisor Nelson and his family with Steve Franks and Ryan Drabek.
Left to Right (Sharon and Shawn Nelson with their children Kathryn, Shane, Amanda and OC Animal Care Director Ryan Drabek alongside OC Community Resources Director Steve Franks)

Superviosr Nelson visiting kittens.
Supervisor Nelson pauses to give one of the Kitties some
quality ear scratching.

Supervisor Nelson's daughter Amanda visiting a cat.
Supervisor Nelson's daughter Amanda making
friends with a kitty who needs a home.

La Habra Tour

Shawn Nelson completed the first of 5 tours of the 4th District cities with their city managers and council members with his tour of the La Habra City Hall, Children’s and Community Center, Library and proposed park open space. Briefing Shawn at the site of the city’s new water well at La Bonita Park is Councilman Tim Shaw ,City Manager Don Hannah, Public Works Director Thom Coughran and later with Sal Failla, Director of Community Services. Shawn finished the city tour with a meeting at City Hall with Councilman Tom Beamish that included a review of city financial challenges and addressing the ‘county island’ opportunity for residents on Chestnut Street.

Supervisor Nelson with Don Hannah and Tim Shaw
Left to Right (Supervisor Nelson, City Manager Don Hannah,
Councilman Tim Shaw and Public Works Director Thom Coughran)

Supervisor Nelson visiting the La Habra Library.
Supervisor Nelson visiting the La Habra Library,
the only County library in the 4th district.

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park

Interpretive Center Hours:
12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday;
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Closed Mondays

Clark Regional Park
880 Rosecrane Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90624
(714) 973-3170


Certificate of Recognition for Combat Heroism to parents Amelia and Albert Arizmendez. The Anaheim resident was killed with two other Army soldiers in a roadside bomb attack during combat as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on July 6th. Shawn will honor the ultimate sacrifice by Arizmendez with his photo and candlelight memorial to fallen military in his office at the Board of Supervisors.

Certificates of Recognition:

Eagle Scout – Charles Carlson from Fullerton and Patrick Harrington from Fullerton

New Business – Epic Jeans

New Business – Body Intelligent Center

Boy Scouts of America – Mountain Man of the Year – Ethan Evans

Troy High School “Orange County’s best public high school” – Educator - Margaret Buchan

Troy High School “Orange County’s best public high school” - Educator – Priscilla Cheney


Soldier Funeral

Troy High School – ASB President – Jerald Kumagai

2010 Sworn Supervisor of the Year – City of Placentia – Richard Pascarella

Motor Officer of the year – City of Placentia – Andrew Dean

911 Dispatcher of the year – City of Placentia – Jason McCullough

Career Firefighter of the year – City of Placentia – Firefighter Doug Obermeier

Reserve Firefighter of the year – City of Placentia – Reserve Firefighter Davis Hensel

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Christopher McShane

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Matt Gross

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Drew Bernard

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Henry Park

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Brian Freeman

Emergency Services Honoree – City of Placentia – Shannon Homan

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – Placentia Police Dept – Officer Randy McWilliams

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – Cal State Fullerton Police Dept – ATAC Officer of the Year - Officer Matt Bauer

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – Fullerton Police Dept – ATAC Officer of the Year - Corporal Eric Bridges

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – La Habra Police Dept – ATAC Officer of the Year – Officer Jim Geer

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – OC Sheriff Dept, North – ATAC Officer of the Year – Deputy Timothy Kozma

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – Buena Park Police Dept – Officer of the Year – Officer Steve Yakubovsky

OC Auto Theft Advisory Committee – Anaheim Police Dept – PD ATAC Officer of the Year – Officer Randy Sany

Please contact our office if you know of an individual who deserves recognition for outstanding community or public service.
Contact: Steve Spernak 714-834-3440.

The 4th District has vacant appointments on the following commissions or committees:

  • Emergency Medical Care Committee – Supervisor Nelson will be appointing Senior Director of Government Healthcare Programs (University of California Irvine Healthcare) – Jon D. Gilwee
    Mental Health Board (3 year term)

  • Orange County Veterans Advisory Council (2 years)

  • Public Financing Advisory Committee (3 years)

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please call Audra Adams at (714) 834-3998.

Supervisor Nelson will announce soon the final date-time and location of the Cpl. Claudio Patino memorial event to raise cigars and care-package products that will be sent to Claudio’s Marine Scout-Sniper squad in Afghanistan. The El Dorado High grad perished in combat operation in the Helmand Province on June 22nd. Rene Chinchilla, Executive Secretary to Third District Supervisor Bill Campbell and cousin of Claudio, will work in cooperation with Shawn’s coming rally to honor this Orange County patriot.

Those who want to donate any amount to help the Patino Family can send same to: VFW Claudio Patino Memorial Fund, PO Box 696, Atwood, Ca 92811-0696. Volunteers, cigar stores, cigar aficionados, sponsors, retirees, citizens and Veterans from all services are welcome to donate cigars and care-package products at the coming event for Cp. Patino tentatively beings scheduled for a weekend in August.



2010 Continuum of Care SuperNOFA Application Process Supports County’s 10 Year Plan to End OC Homelessness

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases an annual Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA), which includes CoC funding for homeless assistance related programs. This application process allows local service providers the opportunity to compete for and obtain Federal funds to assist the homeless in Orange County.

The County’s OC Community Resources/OC Community Services has begun planning and preparing for the 2010 Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grant Application process.

Since 1996, Orange County has received over $124 million in funding through this process. In the 2009 application cycle, Orange County was awarded $11 million in renewal projects and an additional $2.1 million in new project funds through this competitive grant process.

OC Community Services with its CoC partner, OC Partnership, is the regional lead in preparing an Associated Application to submit to HUD on behalf of Orange County. HUD contracts directly with agencies that are awarded funds. OC Community Services does not contract with or monitor awarded agencies.

Since funding for the CoC Homeless Assistance Grant is very competitive, OC Community Services must begin the planning and preparation in advance of the application being released by HUD. In the past, OC Community Services would describe the resources and planning process in an Agenda Staff Report (ASR) combined with authorization for the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) to apply for funding. However, in compliance with the County’s centralized Grant Report process, a separate ASR for authorization to apply for funds is no longer required. OC Community Services will return to the Board of Supervisors with funding recommendations prior to final submission of the 2010 CoC Homeless Assistance Grant Application.


Pet of the Week


Supervisor Nelson would like to recognize Doori Restaurant as the Restaurant of the week for providing excellent service and offering authentic Korean cuisine to the City of Fullerton and the County of Orange. Congratulations on your accomplishments thus far and welcome to the City of Fullerton.

Doori Restaurant: 1811 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton CA 92833

Sam Han and Janet Yang
Above is Sam Han, District Representative for Supervisor Nelson,
presenting Janet Yang with the certificate for the Restaurant of the Week.

Doori is an authentic Korean restaurant that presents friendly service, fair pricing and best of all, great food. The restaurant is family owned in Fullerton and is particularly famous for its Seoullung-tang, a beef broth soup with noodles, vegetables and generous portions of brisket. Although they opened their doors recently, Doori is already building a great reputation for itself in the community as one of the new hottest restaurants in town. Just ask the locals nearby who will talk about this place as if they’ve been regulars for years.

For questions or comments regarding Nelson's E-News please contact the Supervisors office staff:

Audra Adams
PH: 714-834-3440