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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
March 17, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 11
Fifth District Dispatch
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It is my honor to represent you!


Lisa A. Bartlett
Supervisor, 5th District
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County Connections
County Hires Director of Ethics Commission
The County of Orange Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to hire Denah Hoard as the County’s Executive Director of the Office for Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission.

In October 2015, the Board of Supervisors reviewed the recommendations of a special committee spearheaded by Supervisor Todd Spitzer and Supervisor Shawn Nelson, evaluating the establishment of a local ethics commission and directing County attorneys to prepare ballot language for an ordinance. The ordinance was approved by Orange County voters in June 2016 with more than 70 percent voting in favor. The County then conducted a public recruitment for the Executive Director, who will oversee the five-person commission.

With more than 20 years of public service as an attorney representing public entities, Hoard comes to the County after most recently serving as the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Orange. Prior to the City of Orange, Hoard held positions at California State University, Long Beach and the City of Santa Ana.

The office of the Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission will be tasked with reviewing county conflict-of-interest statements, monitoring compliance with ethics laws, creating a compliance manual and providing training to elected officials, candidates and staffs. The office will also enforce the County’s gift ban ordinance and make certain that the County’s Code of Ethics provisions are followed.

The Commission will have the authority to subpoena bank statements of campaign committees, create an independent campaign contribution tracking system and develop an annual ethics training program for County officials and staff.

Orange County’s landmark campaign reform ordinance, known as TINCUP for “Time is Now, Clean Up Politics” was approved in 1978 and amended in 1992. TINCUP regulates campaign contribution limits and other campaign activity for County elected officials, including the offices of Supervisor, Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney-Public Administrator, Sheriff-Coroner, Treasurer-Tax Collector and the Superintendent of Schools.

The voters have told us how they want oversight enforced in Orange County, and with the creation of the Commission our existing ordinances and Code of Ethics will be more effective and transparent.
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Sheriff's Department: DUI Patrols for St. Patrick's Day
Don’t test your luck this St. Patrick’s Day – drive sober or get pulled over.

As residents across Orange County prepare to celebrate one of the country’s most popular holidays, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Enforcement Team is preparing to keep the roads safe.

OCSD will be conducting roving DUI patrols throughout the county Friday in an effort to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

Tragically, St. Patrick’s Day become one of the nation’s deadliest holidays, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From 2010 to 2014, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had BACs well above the .08 limit, with 266 drunk-driving fatalities total. In 2014, 18 people were killed in drunken driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day.

These sobering statistics serve as a reminder to plan ahead if you plan to celebrate. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Even one drink is dangerous if you are behind the wheel of a car.

The cost of a ride home is cheap. Those caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. Funding for this DUI operation is provided to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.
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OC Moves
OCTA Advisory Committee Recruitment
Are you interested in the transportation needs of Orange County? If so, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) needs your help. Two OCTA committees – the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) – have openings, and are recruiting new members. Applications for both these OCTA Board-appointed committees are due April 10.

CAC members provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation projects, studies and outreach activities. During their two-year terms, they identify opportunities for community input, recommend methods for obtaining public feedback on specific transportation issues, serve as a liaison between the public and OCTA and participate in roundtable discussions. Potential committee members should demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and transportation issues and be willing to dedicate at least 15 hours per year to OCTA meetings and activities. Applications are available here. For additional information, please contact Emily Mason at (714) 560-5421 or

SNAC members advise OCTA on its special needs transit service for persons with disabilities. Applicants should demonstrate an involvement with persons with disabilities and/or senior citizens, an interest in transportation, and a willingness to dedicate no less than 12 hours annually to OCTA meetings and activities during a three-year term. For additional information and to request an application, visit here or contact Efren Guzman Magdaleno at (714) 560-5560 or
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I-5 South County Construction Highlights
Camino de Estrella NB I-5 Ramp Closure: Crews are expected to begin demolishing and reconstructing pedestrian ramps on Camino de Estrella at Calle Naranja and at the on-ramp entrance to northbound I-5 March 13 - 17. The schedule is as follows:

Time, Date Closure
7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Monday, March 13
Full Closure of Camino de Estrella on-ramp to NB I-5
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14
Right lane closed on Camino de Estrella from Calle Naranja to NB I-5
7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tuesday, March 14 through Friday, March 17
Right lane closed on Camino de Estrella from Calle Naranja to NB I-5


Camino de Estrella on-ramp to NB I-5 reduced to one lane

Some of the work may be loud or disruptive. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nighttime Avenida Pico Closures: Avenida Pico will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday for the next several weeks. The northbound I-5 off- and on-ramps, as well as the southbound I-5 on-ramp will also be closed during this time.

The closures will allow crews to remove and install falsework for the Avenida Pico bridge. Avenida Vista Hermosa and Calle Frontera will be available as detours. Businesses will remain open during construction.
Nighttime Freeway Lane, Ramp Closures: Nighttime freeway lane and ramp closures on north- and southbound I-5 are expected for the next several weeks between PCH / Camino Las Ramblas and Avenida Vista Hermosa. The closures are scheduled to occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and are necessary to install equipment used to monitor traffic.
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John Wayne Airport
Frequently Asked Questions on FAA’s NextGen – Southern California Metroplex

Please visit the FAA's Community Involvement Web page at:

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
The map above provides a depiction of three of the Federal Aviation Administration's Metroplex departure procedures known as 'FINZZ', 'HHERO', and 'PIGGN'. The name of these departure procedures coincides with one of several way points along the designed path.
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OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week

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South County Spotlight
Laguna Beach & Greenbelt declared Historic American Landscape
Laguna Beach and the Greenbelt has been recognized as a “Historic American Landscape” by the National Parks Service, Department of Interior. Documentation of the designation, including written history, maps, photographs, and painting reproductions, will be permanently housed in the Library of Congress.

The Committee for Preservation of the Laguna Legacy prepared the submittal for the Historic American Landscape Survey, and the American Society of Landscape Architects advised and coordinated submission of the materials to the National Park Service.

On March 14, my staff attended the Committee’s presentation, “Laguna Beach and the Greenbelt, Celebrating a Treasured Historic American Landscape”, to the Laguna Beach Historical Society in the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers. A book by the same title is available through Laguna Wilderness Press.

Laguna Beach and its Greenbelt are worthy of recognition as a Historic American Landscape because it’s beautiful and dramatic natural landscape setting, which is intricately related to the community and artistic tradition that grew from it. The presentation and book elaborate on these remarkable interrelationships.

In cooperation with the Library of Congress, the National Park Service administers the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record, and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) in cooperation with the American Society of Landscape Architects. These programs encourage and facilitate the documentation of the history and characteristics of important buildings, engineering projects, and landscapes. The archives produced through these programs are housed in the Library of Congress.

Since the beginning of the HALS program in 2000, 700 sites have been designated nationwide, including Golden Gate Park (San Francisco); Bidwell Park, (Chico); Camp Curry, (Yosemite); Rancho Los Alamitos (Long Beach); California Missions; Washington Monument grounds; and Mount Vernon.

The application of HALS to a large landscape like Laguna Beach and the Greenbelt is unusual, but the National Park Service was impressed with the relationship of Laguna’s natural landscape to plein air artists, and the traditions that have led to the growth and preservation of the community.

To view a map of the recognized area, please click here. For more information, please click here and here.
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Out and About In South County
Laguna Niguel: High School, Job & College Fair
The City of Laguna Niguel Youth Committee invites you to attend its annual High School, Job & College Fair! Representatives from local businesses as well as local colleges, universities and trade schools will be in attendance to share information regarding their institutes of higher learning, job opportunities, career pathways, and internships. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to explore specific career paths and options for college and to gain insight into the workforce. This event is Saturday, March 18 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the City Hall Community Room. For more information, click here.
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Mission Viejo: Irish Dance Show
On Saturday, March 18th, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish dance performed by Claddagh Dance Company. This event will take place at the Mission Viejo City Hall. For more information, click here.
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Mission Viejo: A Walk in their Shoes
Working Wardrobes is a non-profit aimed at helping men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult barriers so they can achieve the dignity of work. They are hosting their first 5K Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, March 25, in Mission Viejo to benefit our community's veterans. For more information and to register, please click here.
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San Juan Capistrano: Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair
The 59th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph's Day, which is March, 19th. The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation's largest non-motorized parade. It is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. It is organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. For more information, click here.
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San Juan Capistrano: World Water Day Town Hall at The Ecology Center
Celebrate World Water Day at The Ecology Center with special guest speaker Erin Schrode on Wednesday, March 22nd. Erin will speak on how young people can become more civically engaged to affect change on issues they care about, like water. The evening will include a reception with light snacks and drinks, a presentation by Erin, and a Q&A session. For more information, click here.
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This week I:
  • Hosted the 2nd annual South County Pet Expo & Dog-a-Palooza in partnership with the City of Lake Forest. To view a photo album of the Pet Expo, please click here.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting and presented Board Resolutions to Jackie Hare and Tom Grable upon their retirement from the Development Processing Review Committee (DPRC), and to the Social Services Agency and Health Care Agency in recognition of Social Work Month.
  • Participated in the OCTA Legislative & Communications Committee meeting.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Capital Programs & Projects Committee meeting.
  • Check out last week's interview on Charter Local Edition here!
  • Attended the memorial service for Lloyd Charton of Dana Point.

Welcoming attendees and making opening remarks at the 2017 South County Pet Expo & Dog-a-Palooza. (Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

Presenting Board Resolutions to Jackie Hare and Tom Grable upon their retirement from the DPRC.

Presenting Board Resolutions to SSA and HCA in recognition of Social Work Month.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Coco's Bakery & Restaurant ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Studio A Pilates and Fitness ribbon cutting in Dana Point.
  • Traveled to Sacramento for the Orange County Business Council's Annual Advocacy Trip.
  • Attended the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association "Fete de la Musique" meeting.
  • Attended the Laguna Beach Historical Society meeting at Laguna Beach City Hall.

At the Coco's ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo. (Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

San Juan Capistrano Mayor Kerry Ferguson (left) and State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey at the San Juan State of the City dinner. (Photo courtesy of Scott Schmitt/San Juan Photo & Digital)

Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts (center) at the South County Pet Expo & Dog-a-Palooza. (Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Dispatch
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow John Wayne Airport
orange arrow OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week
orange arrow South County Spotlight
orange arrow Out and About In South County
orange arrow This week I:
orange arrow My staff:
orange arrow South County Elected Officials in the Community
Paul Walters
Chief of Staff

Victor Cao
Senior 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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