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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
October 23, 2015 Volume 2 Issue 42
County Connections
Plans for Advancing Dana Point Harbor Revitalization

The Board of Supervisors will soon consider implementation of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan, which entails the County’s initiation of infrastructure improvements while concurrently soliciting for a public-private partnership to support the successful redevelopment of Dana Point Harbor, Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Lisa Bartlett announced Thursday, October 22.

A Request for Qualifications for a public-private partnership—known as a P3—is expected to be brought before the Board of Supervisors within the next four months. That process would be followed by a formal Request for Proposals from firms determined to be qualified for such a high-profile county project. OC Public Works has completed design of the initial phases of the project and has requested the Board of Supervisors to consider initiating the first phase on the October 27 agenda.

Read the full Press Release here.
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Meeting with Commissioner R. Gil Kerilowske, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting with the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, to discuss John Wayne Airport’s request for Port of Entry designation. This designation is important to Orange County because it will allow JWA to maintain and attract international air service.

A number of community leaders joined me in the meeting: Orange County Business Council President and CEO Lucy Dunn; Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) Chairman and Visit Huntington Beach President and CEO Kelly Miller; OCVA Vice Chairman and Visit Anaheim President and CEO Jay Burress and Consul of Mexico Mario Cuevas. Representatives from the offices of Congressmember Alan Lowenthal, Dana Rohrabacher, Loretta Sanchez and Mimi Walters were also in attendance.

John Wayne Airport’s request to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for Port of Entry designation has been pending for nearly two years. Although JWA meets federal criteria for Port of Entry status, CBP has refused to grant JWA this designation. I shared with the Commissioner the importance of Port of Entry status to Orange County’s business and tourism sectors and described the broad support this issue has garnered from our local, state and federal partners. I asked the Commissioner to help us maximize the contributions of travel and tourism to the region by establishing a port of entry at John Wayne Airport and stressed that operating as a port of entry would allow us to fairly compete for international air service, create jobs and strengthen our local economy. Commissioner Kerlikowske responded that he appreciated our commitment to operating a first-class facility and pledged that he would reconsider our request.

I believe that the County, along with our business and tourism partners, made a strong and compelling argument in support of JWA’s request for Port of Entry designation, and I will continue to work hard toward achieving this a goal.
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OC Moves
Transportation Corridor Agencies – Enjoy the Drive Campaign
The Toll Roads of Orange County recently launched a new creative campaign, “Enjoy the Drive,” that highlights the reasons people drive The Toll Roads – a stress-free drive on open roads and predictable commutes.

The campaign includes digital, video, radio and mobile advertising aimed to grab the attention of new customers and increase current ridership from the more than 735,000 FasTrak® and ExpressAccount® customers. The Toll Roads of Orange County offer nonstop driving and 51 miles of open road on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. To view a 30 second video spot from the campaign, please click here.

If you are interested in signing up for an account please visit

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Safety First
Overdose Prevention Program
In response to increases in opioid related overdose deaths in recent years, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies throughout the County have begun carrying Naloxone in their patrol vehicles. Sheriff’s deputies are the first law enforcement officers in Orange County to carry the opioid antagonists to treat subjects who have overdosed on opioid-type drugs. The Overdose Prevention Program and costs of the Naloxone kits are being funded by the Sheriff’s Department’s Equitable Sharing Fund (ESF). The ESF contains proceeds seized, forfeited during the investigation of drug trafficking organizations and were returned to the Department for the purpose of supporting the goals and mission of law enforcement.

Drug overdoses have continued to be the leading cause of injury and death in the United States; and among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdoses caused more deaths than motor vehicle traffic accidents. In 2013, 36.9% of the 43,982 total overdose deaths in the United States involved opioid analgesics. Orange County has experienced a dramatic increase in the use of heroin and opioid-related pharmaceutical drugs in recent years. In 2014, 70% (263 of 376) of all drug overdose deaths were opioid-related. Additionally, heroin overdoses in Orange County have increased 84% between 2012 and 2014.

Many states, including California, have passed legislation to authorize health care providers to provide antagonists (Naloxone) to friends, family members and those in a position to assist people at risk of opioid-related overdoes. As a result, law enforcement agencies in at least 19 states across the nation are deploying Naloxone with field patrol personnel.

The Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), the governing agency for emergency medical services in Orange County. Our partnership with HCA is critical as they are responsible for distribution of the Naloxone as well as training, evaluation and monitoring of the program. HCA/Emergency Medical Services personnel developed and teach the one-hour curriculum to deputies carrying Naloxone.

Sheriff’s deputies are currently deploying Naloxone in the contract cities of Stanton, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel as part of a six-month pilot program. At the conclusion of the pilot period, the Overdose Prevention Program will be evaluated for implementation throughout Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction, including all 13 contract cities.

The Overdose Prevention Program equips deputies with the ability to perform life-saving measures; further demonstrating the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s mission to provide exceptional law enforcement services to the community we serve.
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OC Pet of the Week

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Out and About South County

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Dana Point: Halloween Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie
This Friday, October 23rd, enjoy a host of Halloween activities at the Dana Point Community Center from 3PM to 9PM. There will be carnival games, Halloween themed cookie decorating, a costume parade, The Puppets & Players Little Theatre: Puff the Magic Dragon Marionette Show, Halloween story time and a moonlight movie (ParaNorman). There will be free popcorn, treats and hot chocolate. For more information, please click here.
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Irvine: Spooktacular Fun Days
This Saturday, October 24th from 9AM to Sunday October 25th till 3PM, scare away hunger by bringing perishable food items to support local food banks at OC Great Park. Enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more. Come in costume! Registration required for each child ages 1 month to 12 years; space is limited. To register, visit For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Hills: A Ghostly Affair and A’maze’ingly Haunted Hills
This Saturday, October 24th, dress up in your favorite costume and join us for an afternoon of hair-raising fun at the Community Center & Sports Complex. Our Ghostly Affair includes exciting games, terrific trick-or-treating, tons of prizes, and plenty of opportunities for great pictures–so don’t forget your camera. For more information, please click here.

Later in the evening, Laguna Hills will be haunted. This event will send shivers down your spine. This event is recommended for the brave only. For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Beach: The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery Ribbon Cutting
Come and witness first-hand the imaginative mind of Dr. Seuss. This gallery takes you on an insightful journey behind-the-scenes of America’s most beloved children’s book author and illustrator, and offers you a rare opportunity to own work directly from the Art of Dr. Seuss collection! For more information, please click here.
Laguna Niguel: 15th Annual Haunted Trails: “Gallows Bend”
This Friday and Saturday night, you are welcome to Haunted Trails, also known as: Gallows Bend! This event is very scary and not recommended for children under 8. We use black lights, fog machines, strobe lights and scary music. For more information, please click here.
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Mission Viejo: Hometown Halloween
This Saturday, October 24th, come to Hometown Halloween at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. This is a fun-filled community celebration that caters to all ages. The event includes pony rides, games, crafts, face painting and a pint-sized pumpkin patch. Visitors will also enjoy a mad scientist show, costume parade, themed characters and so much more. For more information, please click here.
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San Clemente: Red Ribbon Parade and Pep Rally
This coming Monday, October 26th, San Clemente says “No” to drugs. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with us as we kick off the pledge to live a healthy and drug free life with local schools and civic groups parading down Del Mar. A Pep Rally follows at the San Clemente Community Center. For more information, please click here.
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Last but not least this week I:
  • Hosted the 2015 South County Disaster Preparedness Expo in partnership with the City of Mission Viejo, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Orange County Fire Authority, and Orange County Sheriff’s Department. To view the photo album, please click here.
  • Participated in the Women’s Transportation Seminar Orange County panel at their October luncheon.
  • Participated in the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in the Orange County Sanitation District Strategic Planning meeting.
  • Participated in an Orange County Coastal Coalition meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Strategic Planning Ad-Hoc.
  • Attended the Age Well Senior Prom.
  • Flew to Oakland, CA to participate in the California Transportation Commission's Technical Advisory Road Charge Committee.

With Mission Viejo Mayor Cathy Schlicht (left) at South County Disaster Preparedness Expo.

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My Staff:
  • Attended Senator Patricia Bates' Open House.
  • Attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition Monthly meeting.
  • Participated in the Veteran Summit Planning Meeting.
  • Attended the South Orange County Mayor's Association Breakfast.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Signature Dessert in Laguna Niguel.
  • Presented certificates of recognition in honor of the collective ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Niguel for Affinity 24, Quadrant Law Group, Juice Plus, and Mary Elizabeth Photography, respectively.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Cigar & Spirits Lounge in Aliso Viejo.
  • Met with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Orange County (NAMIOC).

Multiple business ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Niguel.

Presenting certificate to Signature Dessert in Laguna Niguel.

Cigar & Spirits Lounge ribbon cutting ceremony in Aliso Viejo.

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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Lake Forest Councilman Jim Gardner (left), Laguna Hills Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Kogerman (center), and Mission Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Greg Raths (right) at South County Disaster Preparedness Expo.

Mission Viejo Councilwoman Wendy Bucknum (left) at South County Disaster Preparedness Expo.

Laguna Niguel Mayor Pro Tem Laurie Davies at multiple business ribbon cutting ceremony.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Mike Munzing (left) and Mayor Bill Phillips (right) at Cigar & Spirits Lounge ribbon cutting.
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In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow Safety First
orange arrow OC Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About South County
orange arrow Last but not least this week I:
orange arrow My staff also:
orange arrow South County Elected Officials in the Community
Paul Walters
Chief of Staff

Victor Cao
Policy Advisor

James Dinwiddie
Policy Advisor

Kelley Jimenez
Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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