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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
April 29, 2016 Volume 3 Issue 17
County Connections
Roll Out of the New PetTrack Mobile App
Join me and some four-legged friends on Tuesday, May 3rd, at the Orange County Animal Shelter for a demo of the new OC PetTrack app! This app will make adoptable animals more accessible to residents, and also help families find their lost pets. The demo begins at 3pm. Be sure to download the app here.

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OC Waste & Recycling
Trash Importation Approvals Will Assure Final Debt Repayment
Unanimous city approvals of agreements to allow continued acceptance of out-of-county trash through 2025 at local landfills will provide the revenue needed to fully repay the remaining creditors from the County’s 1994 bankruptcy. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the pact on Tuesday.

The County retired one bankruptcy bond issue in June 2015, with the other to be repaid in the coming fiscal year. Combined principal and interest payments on both bonds total $1.585 billion.

However, another $33.3 million is owed to the so-named “Plan B” participants—internal county accounts plus a handful of cities and special districts—that elected not to be repaid out of bond proceeds. Even though there is no legal repayment obligation, the County will set aside incoming landfill proceeds as a means to officially close the books on the bankruptcy.

The out-of-county trash revenue also helps offset the cost of landfill operations.

Cities and sanitary districts will split an initial payment of more than $5 million based on a three-year average of waste they delivered to the system. Through the term of the contract, surplus revenues beyond that are estimated between $5 million to $8 million annually after the Plan B participants are paid off. The County is better off today financially for the discipline we’ve put into place and the sacrifices we’ve made to make everyone whole.
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Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Automate Indexing and Redaction Process of Real Property Recordings
Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen took the first step towards implementing software that will automatically index and redact real property documents submitted for recording to his offices. This will make real property records available to the public for review one day after being submitted and recorded.

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the contract during its regular meeting allowing Clerk-Recorder Nguyen to proceed with the implementation of auto-indexing and redaction software.

The software will eliminate the need for County staff to manually index real property information into the department’s Grantor/Grantee Index. The software will also reduce the time it takes the department to make a document available to the public for review. Currently, it takes the department at least five business days to make a recorded document available to the public.

After the implementation of this software, the public will be able to purchase or review documents the day after they are recorded.

The department is mandated by the Government Code to redact social security number information from real property records. In addition to speeding up the indexing of recorded documents, the software will simultaneously remove social security number information from a document prior to making it available to the public. Again, this will allow the public to view recorded documents one day after being recorded.

The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department provides a variety of public services, including recording documents relating to real property transactions. For more information about the services available to the public or office locations, please visit,
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County Procurement Office
Vendor Information Day
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OC Parks
Bear Awareness Day
Come celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the OC Zoo on May 7th and enjoy the family-friendly activities! There will be bear-themed crafts, zookeeper chats about bears, and a bear-centered learning center. All activities are free with paid admission zoo admission. See the flyer below for more information.

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Social Services Agency
In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee Openings
The Orange County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee is recruiting for applicants to fill a vacancy on the Committee. There are currently two vacancies on the IHSS Advisory Committee:
  1. Consumer Seat – Fifth District Representative
  2. Provider Seat – At-Large Appointment
For additional information or to obtain an Application please call the IHSS Public Authority at (714) 825-3174.
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Registrar of Voters
Election Workers Needed
The Orange County Registrar of Voters needs more than 6,000 volunteers to assist with the various tasks that are required in conducting the upcoming June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election.

For information on the various Election Day volunteer opportunities, job descriptions, compensation and to sign up to serve on Election Day, county employees can go to the Registrar of Voters' website at
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OC Moves
Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee Application Deadline Extended to May 6
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Measure M Taxpayer Oversight Committee (TOC).

The eleven-member committee monitors OCTA’s use of Measure M funds and ensures that all revenue collected from the Renewed Measure M2 is spent on voter-approved transportation projects. The independent committee was formed after the passage in 1990 of Measure M, a half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in Orange County.

Applications for the 2016-2019 term will now be accepted through May 6, 2016 to fill four positions; one each in the First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Supervisorial Districts. Orange County residents residing in these areas are eligible to apply. Candidates must be 18 years of age, reside in one of the districts named above and be willing to participate for a three-year term. Potential committee members should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and knowledge of public transportation.

The Grand Jurors Association of Orange County is conducting the recruitment program and will recommend qualified candidates for membership. For additional information or to request an application, call the selection panel at (714) 970-9329 or visit OCTA’s website at
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OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week

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Spring Fling Adoption Weekend
Come visit the Orange County Animal Shelter on May 14th and 15th for a weekend-long adoption event, sponsored by our office! For this weekend only, adoption fees on all animals will be waived; just pay for the licensing and microchip. Adoptions are first come, first serve. We look forward to seeing you and hope you can help one of our dogs, cats, or bunnies find a "furever" home!

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Out and About South County
Ladera Ranch: Celebrate Ladera
Come celebrate the unique community of Ladera Ranch at their first street festival, Celebrate Ladera! On Saturday, April 30th, from 1pm-5pm, booths and food trucks will be set up on the Town Green to showcase all Ladera has to offer, including local businesses and community services. See the flyer below for more details.

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Laguna Hills: Sober-Living Homes Regional Town Hall Meeting
On Thursday, May 12th, the Laguna Hills Community Center will host a regional town hall meeting to discuss sober-living homes in Orange County. The discussion will include Senator Patricia Bates, Senator John Moorlach, Assemblyman William Brough, and Assemblyman Matthew Harper, along with legislative panelists, legal specialists, and city representatives. See the flyer below for additional information.

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Rancho Santa Margarita: Live Smart Community Event by Moulton Niguel Water District
On Saturday, May 14th, from 10am-2pm, come learn about water conservation from the Moulton Niguel Water District. There will be food, music, giveaways, water education, and interactive activities for the whole family! See the flyer below for details.

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San Clemente: Pet Project Foundation
The Pet Project Foundation is hosting an event at OC Tavern to help support the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Bring this flyer with you on Sunday, May 1st, between 5pm-closing and OC Tavern will donate 20% of your check to the organization.

San Juan Capistrano: 20th Annual Rancho Days Fiesta
On Sunday, May 1st, come explore the rich history of Orange County's rancho era in the historic city of San Juan Capistrano. There will be interactive educational activities, crafts, music, and dance. The whole family can look forward to the pinata breaking, butter churning, candle dipping, and horse riding and roping demonstrations, among many other activities! Admission is $5 per person. Click here for more details.
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In a City Near You: National Prescription Medication Take Back Day

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Last but not least this week I:
  • Participated in an OCTA Board meeting.
  • Chaired the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Executive Committee, Joint Finance and Investment Committee, and Joint Procurement Ad-Hoc meetings.
  • Toured the TCA 241 Extension site.
  • Participated in the OCFA meeting.
  • Attended the Coastal Coalition meeting in Newport Beach.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the Association of California Cities Orange County Board of Directors Installation
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the grand opening of Gelson's in Laguna Beach.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the grand opening of Smart & Final in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Went on a ride-along with Orange County Animal Control.
  • Toured the San Juan Capistrano Mission.
  • Attended the OC Animal Care Community Outreach Committee meeting.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the One Year Anniversary ribbon cutting event of Fitness Evolution in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Attended the ACC-OC Board of Directors Installation event.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Shaved Ice Ice Baby ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
  • Attended a Senior Summit Planning meeting.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the grand opening of Gelson's in Laguna Beach.

Tour of the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Mama Cimino's Surfside Pizzeria ribbon cutting in San Clemente.
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Laguna Beach Councilman Kelly Boyd and Chamber of Commerce President-Elect Ken Fischbeck at the grand opening of Gelson's.

Lake Forest Mayor Andrew Hamilton and Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Voigts at the Ice Ice Baby ribbon cutting.

Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Tony Beall and councilmembers Carol Gamble, Mike Vaughn, and Brad McGirr at the Smart & Final grand opening.
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For questions or comments regarding Supervisor Bartlett’s E-Newsletter please contact the Supervisor's office staff at: (714) 834-3550 or
In This Issue
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Waste & Recycling
orange arrow Clerk-Recorder
orange arrow County Procurement Office
orange arrow OC Parks
orange arrow Social Services Agency
orange arrow Registrar of Voters
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About South County
orange arrow Last but not least this week I:
orange arrow My staff:
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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