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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
April 28, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 17
Fifth District Calendar
Drop Off Unwanted Prescriptions Tomorrow

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10th Annual South County Senior Summit
I am pleased to announce the 10th Annual South County Senior Summit will take place Friday, May 12 in the Laguna Woods Performing Art Center (formerly Clubhouse 3).

This year’s program will feature presentations related to our theme: “Financial Planning for Your Golden Years”. As always, the Senior Summit is FREE and open to the public, with opportunities to win fabulous prizes. The event will begin at 8 AM with a complimentary breakfast – followed by an exciting and informative program at 9 AM – and will conclude with a complimentary lunch.

As a special bonus for our 10th anniversary, the Senior Summit will also offer FREE “One-on-One” financial planning consultations provided by Certified Financial Planner Professionals, with appointments from 1 PM to 4 PM. Space is limited. Sign-ups will be taken at the Financial Planning Association table at the event.

RSVP is required for the Senior Summit. RSVP by clicking here or call (800) 510-2020. Click on the flyer below or visit for more information. See you at the South County Senior Summit!

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South Orange County: "Under the Flight Path"
I’m aware of concerns many of my constituents have regarding changes in flight paths to and from John Wayne Airport, resulting from the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and recently implemented Southern California Metroplex Project.

As such, I will be hosting a South County Community Forum on Monday, May 15 to address the flight path changes and aircraft noise impacting many communities in my district. The Forum, titled “South Orange County: Under the Flight Path”, will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM at Laguna Niguel City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel 92677.

Concerns over inadequacies in the FAA’s environmental review led the County to file a lawsuit, challenging the FAA’s “Finding of No Significant Impact” and “Record of Decision. The Cities of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach also filed lawsuits against the FAA on similar grounds. The County intends to work with Laguna Beach and Newport Beach as litigation moves forward.

A question and answer discussion will be held following the presentations at the Forum. For more information, please click on the flyer below.

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TCA Public Forum on South Orange County Regional Traffic Relief
Many of you have expressed interest or concern regarding various conceptual ideas proposed by the public that will be considered as a part of an overall effort for addressing South Orange County regional traffic relief.

So far, through public forums and input from local elected officials the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) has received eighteen (18) conceptual ideas including widening the I-5 Freeway, multiple SR-241 to I-5 connections, widening and expanding existing arterials, building mobility hubs to connect multiple modes of transportation, expanding train service, expanding bus service, connecting SR-241 with SR-73, and developing contiguous bike lanes throughout South Orange County.

I encourage you to participate in our upcoming forum on June 5th to learn more about the process for reviewing the ideas and solving our growing traffic problems with long term solutions. For immediate information on this effort please visit the TCA website here and to learn more about previous forums and information gathered from the public, as well as to RSVP for the next forum, please click here.
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County Connections
Orange County Drug and Alcohol Overdose Deaths on the Rise
The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) released the “Drug and Alcohol Morbidity and Mortality in Orange County” report that provides a summary of the leading causes of substance-related overdoses in Orange County. Compiled in collaboration with the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner division, the report found that the overall rate of drug/alcohol overdose deaths in the county increased by 82% since 2000.

Key findings include:
  • Drug/alcohol overdoses, or poisonings, resulted in over 5,500 hospitalizations and nearly 700 deaths among Orange County residents each year.
  • There were nearly 70,000 hospital bed-days with an average stay length of 4.3 days, which resulted in approximately $430 million in total charges.
  • All Coroner-investigated overdose deaths indicated a majority were accidental (78.6%), with over half involving prescription drugs (51.8%), and 66.8% related to opioid use.
  • Over half of all opioid-related overdoses were due to prescription opioids (56.0%; e.g., OxyContin, Hydrocodone).
  • Coroner-investigated overdose cases demonstrated females were 1.6 times more likely than males to overdose from prescription drugs and the proportion of prescription drug overdoses increased with age group starting with the 35 to 44 year age group (46.1%) to 65 years and older (87.4%).
HCA offers several different public education, treatment, and counseling services aimed at reducing the misuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol among Orange County residents. For more information about HCA programs, visit To view the complete ‘Drug and Alcohol Morbidity and Mortality in Orange County’ report, please click here.
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The 2017 Eco Challenge Poster Contest is On!
For the fifth consecutive year, OC Waste & Recycling invites young artists to show their talent and their commitment to a greener planet. Youths aged eight to 14 may compete to win the Angels Baseball Bat Kid experience by creating a poster that shows how they personally “Take the Eco Challenge.” The deadline for submitting posters is Friday, June 30, 2017. For more information and contest rules, visit 2017 Bat Kid Poster Contest or click the flyer below.
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New Online System Will Make County Service Requests Easier for the Public
Today I’m proud to announce a new online system called “myOC eServices,” a streamlined site that community members can use to easily submit and track service requests.

The new site currently gives users the ability to request services provided by OC Public Works (OCPW), track the status of existing service requests, view a service request map and find information on frequently reported issues. In September 2017, OCPW plans to expand myOC eServices to include issues handled by OC Development Services, such as permit applications.

The new myOC eServices site has the capability to be expanded and used by additional County departments and agencies over time, which could further streamline our online systems for processing residents’ service requests and transactions. As a County, we are moving toward offering one-stop service for our residents, and this site is one tool we can use as we move toward that goal.

I encourage you to take a look at myOC eServices, and the share information about the site with your family and friends.
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Celebrate Bike Month With OCTA
Improve your health, help the environment and cut the costs of driving by hopping on a bicycle to celebrate Bike Month with the Orange County Transportation Authority.

National Bike Month encourages cyclists of all ages to go outside to ride their bikes to school, work or around town. Pledge to ride your bike anytime during May on to be entered to win one of two bikes and Fitbits. Cyclists can also record their rides on OCTA’s Strava club for a chance to win.

The Bike Month festivities begin at the OCTA Bike Festival from 7 AM to 6 PM on April 30. This year, the festival will be located at the Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Street of the Golden Lantern. Attendees can enjoy a BMX stunt show, plus free bicycle safety checks, safety lights, giveaways and more fun for the whole family.
For more information on OCTA’s Bike Month events and for bike safety tips, visit
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Orange County Transit Vision Survey
What's your vision of transit in your city and throughout Orange County? Do you want trains, buses, shuttles, or something different? The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is asking for your help in shaping the future of transit.

You can design your own transit system with the interactive Build Your Own System survey that allows you to select from various transit features that could enhance transit in Orange County. These features include stops, stations, vehicle types and service. As you develop your transit system, you can see the benefits - such as enhanced ridership, travel time, accessibility or passenger experience - change in real-time. Check it out at For more information, visit
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Over 3,200 County Food Establishments Receive Awards of Excellence
The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) has issued the 2017 Award of Excellence to 3,285 Orange County food facilities to recognize local businesses for their outstanding food safety and sanitation practices during 2016.

This annual recognition was created to provide an incentive for retail food businesses that consistently meet or exceed health and safety standards for food facility operations. In 1999, the first year of the program, 584 food establishments received the recognition. With increased outreach and improved compliance with food safety laws, the number of recipients has grown significantly since its inception.

A complete list of all recipients and award criteria is available online here. Check it out to see if your favorite eatery made the list!
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Meet OC Animal Care/Pet of the Week

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Spring Fling Adoption Event
Looking to add a forever friend to your family this spring? Visit the Orange County Animal Shelter on April 29 to find your family's "purrfect" match! All adoptions are free, excluding nominal fees for licensing and microchip. Check out the animals available for adoption before you go, and get there early to ensure you don't miss out. See the flyer below for additional details.

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South County Spotlight
Lake Forest Opens New Pet Adoption Center!
On Monday, I was thrilled to attend the Orange County Pet Adoption Center Ribbon Cutting in Lake Forest. This facility came to fruition through a collaboration between the City of Lake Forest, the County, and The Orange County Pet Adoption Center non-profit organization, led by my Animal Care Advisory Board appointee, April Josephson. The center will host dogs, cats, and rabbits from the County shelter in order to increase their adoptability and make them more accessible to south county residents. It is my hope that other cities will learn from the success of this program and be inspired to build their own satellite adoption centers. Click here to read the OC Register article and learn more.
Presenting a Certificate of Recognition at the Pet Adoption Center of Orange County ribbon cutting with Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts and Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile
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Saddleback College Receives $2 Million Award to Assist Student Veterans
The California Department of Finance awarded Saddleback College $2 million under the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education program for the college’s Pathway to Completion – Veteran Articulation Track (V-CAT) initiative. The state awards recognize innovations in California’s colleges that help reduce the time it takes students to complete degrees and credentials and/or make college more affordable.

Tod A. Burnett, Saddleback College president stated, “This is an incredible opportunity for Saddleback College and our student veterans to apply their prior military training towards a degree or certificate. These funds are a game changer for the landscape of higher education for veterans in our state.”

The V-CAT initiative will open opportunities for faculty at Saddleback College and the California State University (CSU) system to review and consider military training and curriculum. The college will partner with CSU Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, and the CSU Office of the Chancellor to implement best practices recognized by the California Community College Academic Senate and the American Council on Education (ACE). The college will be responsible for creating the model with the CSU system and later train other colleges and universities in the methods used, tools available, and credit articulated with the intent of applying earned military training for degree credit throughout the state.

To read the full article, click here.
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Out and About in South County
Aliso Viejo: Soka University International Festival
Soka University will celebrate the 16th Annual International Festival from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 6. Enjoy 900 musicians and dancers performing on four stages, and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors. The 2017 International Festival is part of Orange County's Imagination Celebration and will feature lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions and sales, a children's play and arts area, student projects, and much more. Mark your calendars and be sure to visit my County Information Booth while at the Festival! For more information, please click on the flyer below or here.

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Dana Point: Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach
Start out your springtime Southern California style by visiting the annual Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach! Woodies start lining up in the south day-use area at dawn and begin departing in the mid-afternoon. Don't miss out on this fun-filled day! The show will take place on Saturday April 29 from 6 AM to 3 PM. For more information, click here.
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Laguna Beach: Charm House Tour
The Village Laguna Charm House Tour is an annual celebration of Laguna Beach, presenting homes of beauty and originality. This year the tour features six unique homes in delightfully eclectic and picturesque woods cove. The tour will be held May 21. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Laguna Niguel: Support our Sailors Car Wash
The Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee is holding a “Support Our Sailors” Car Wash on Saturday, May 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Plaza De La Paz Center, 27241 La Paz Rd., Laguna Niguel. All proceeds benefit sailors and families of the USS Stockdale DDG-106. This is an adopted Navy Ship by the City of Laguna Niguel. Come and get you car in Ship Shape! For more information, visit
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Lake Forest: Rancho Days Fiesta
On May 6, the County will celebrate the 21st Annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get your friends and family together and join in the fun as we travel back in time to the days of the rancho era and enjoy hands-on activities, music, dance, and more. Historic buildings will also be open and available for tours, courtesy of the Amigo del la Colina docents. The Fiesta is located at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road in Lake Forest. $5 admission per person age 3 and up, and parking is free. For more information, click here.
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Mission Viejo: Arts Alive Festival
Mission Viejo is gearing up for its spectacular Arts Alive Festival from noon to 5 PM, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at Oso Viejo Community Park and neighboring community center at 24932 Veterans Way. With “Lights, Camera, Action!” as the theme, the festival will feature a cornucopia of fun activities for all ages, arts and crafts, musical performances, as well as street paintings by artists traveling to Mission Viejo from near and far. The 2-day event includes an array of tasty fare. Admission is FREE. A shuttle bus will be available from the Civic Center at 200 Civic Center from 11 AM to 6 PM both days. For more information, click here and here.

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Rancho Santa Margarita: Pooch-Ini in the Park
The Coto de Caza Committee for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County invites you to attend a special dog show called “Pooch-Ini in the Park” on April 30 at Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park from noon to 4 PM. Pooch-Ini in the Park will feature a fun, family-oriented and pet-friendly environment with celebrities, vendors, music, opportunity prizes and, of course, DOGS that will compete in various categories. Register your special pooch today! For more information, please click here.
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This week I:
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in presenting Board Resolutions to distinguished Vietnamese-Americans in observance of the 42nd anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board meeting.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition at the Orange County Pet Adoption Center ribbon cutting.
  • Participated in the TCA Joint Finance & Investment Committee and Joint Strategic Planning Ad Hoc meetings.
  • Participated in the OC Public Works Revenue Ad Hoc meeting.
  • Participated in a Special Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Board meeting.
  • Participated in the "Girlfriend's Guide to Politics" Panel at the California Women Lead Conference.
  • Participated in a panel at the Women in Politics Symposium with State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma and Fullerton School Board Member Jeanette Vazquez.
  • Participated in a talk show with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and a commercial with Laguna Woods Mayor Shari Horne for Laguna Woods TV6 to promote the upcoming South County Senior Summit.

Presenting Board Resolutions to distinguished Vietnamese-Americans in observance of the 42nd anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

Speaking at the Women in Politics Symposium with State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma (left) and Fullerton School Board Member Jeanette Vazquez
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My Staff:
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Wagly ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Ortega Cottage Dentistry ribbon cutting in San Juan Capistrano.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Senior Life Management ribbon cutting and 10 year anniversary.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the HomeSmart Evergreen Realty in Aliso Viejo.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of The Performer's Academy ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Capistrano Valley Unified School District Foundation ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the Nationwide Realty ribbon cutting in Laguna Hills.
  • Attended the Lake Forest Leadership Breakfast.
  • Attended the ACC-OC Legislative & Regulatory Committee meeting.
  • Attended the Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR) monthly meeting.

OC Sheriff Sanrdra Hutchens and Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts at the Lake Forest Leadership Breakfast.

Presenting a Certificate of Recognition at the Senior Life Management ribbon cutting and 10 year anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Takata Photo & Design).
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South County Elected Officials in the Community

Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Brad McGirr (left) at the Wagly Pet Campus ribbon cutting. (Photo courtesy of Takata Photo & Design)

San Juan Capistrano Mayor Kerry Ferguson at the Ortega Cottage Dentistry ribbon cutting.

Mission Viejo Councilwoman Trish Kelley at the Senior Life Management ribbon cutting and 10-year anniversary celebration. (Photo courtesy of Takata Photo & Design).

Aliso Viejo Councilman Mike Munzing (far right, grey jacket) at the HomeSmart Evergreen Realty ribbon cutting.
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Calendar
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Meet 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 Lee
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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