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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 15, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 37
Fifth District Highlights
South County Veterans Resource Fair

The Veterans Memorial at Saddleback College.
I know you value our local veterans as much as I do. As such, I invite you to join me at the South County Veterans Resource Fair. This popular 9th annual event will be held Tuesday, September 19 at Saddleback College from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Student Services Quad, adjacent to their wonderful Veterans Memorial.

This will be my third year hosting the Veterans Resource Fair with Saddleback College. I’m pleased to announce that partnering with us this year will be the OC Veterans Service Office and the Tierney Center for Veteran Services at Goodwill of Orange County.

As Orange County is home to one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the nation, our goal is to connect with veterans, active duty personnel and military families in our community. To this end, the theme for the 2017 South County Veterans Resource Fair is: “Operation Veterans Success”.

The Veterans Resource Fair will feature free admission to the event and public parking in Lot 9. Over 60 informational booths of local organizations and employers will provide a wide array of services and resources to veterans and their families. Complimentary refreshments will be served to all attendees beginning at 9:30 AM!

For more information, see the flyer below.

Click the event flyer above to view a PDF version.
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County Connections
Law Enforcement Expanded in Flood Control Channel

A family travels through a homeless encampment on the Santa Ana River Trail
The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to expand law enforcement services in the flood control channels with the adoption of a resolution at our September 12 meeting.

Through the Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD), the County manages more than 380 miles of flood control channels. These channels were never intended for human habitation and have not required active law enforcement services.

The Santa Ana River Trail (SART) regional trail, which stretches for 30 miles along the channel, is one of the most used trails in the County and registers more than eight million users annually. The SART has recently experienced an increase in unauthorized homeless encampments along the trail. Based on a recent census conducted by CityNet, 422 individuals are living in unauthorized encampments in the open space adjacent to the SART between Chapman Avenue and Ball Road.

The County of Orange has dedicated resources to address the encampments in a variety of ways, including a $720,000 contract with CityNet for a six month pilot program. In addition, the County has brought online 500 additional shelter beds in the last year, with 400 beds at the Courtyard Transitional Center in Santa Ana and 100 beds provided at Bridges at Kraemer Place in Anaheim.

It will take a collaborative effort to solve the homelessness crisis in Orange County. The County has led the way, and will continue to do so. Working with our partners in law enforcement, cities, nonprofits, community organizations and businesses, we will continue our progress toward approving what's needed -- more permanent supportive housing.

To learn more, visit the Office of Care Coordination website.
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Waste Not OC Coalition Honored by Congress
The Waste Not OC Coalition (WNOC) was formally recognized in the Congressional Record this week for its notable contributions and meaningful progress to end hunger in Orange County, where more than 300,000 residents (including one in five children) experience food insecurity each month. Read the full Congressional Record here.

So far this year, WNOC and its partners have recovered 7.5 million pounds of extra food and transformed it into 6.3 million meals. Learn more about Waste Not OC. For more information, read the OC Health Care Agency press release.
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Property Tax Postponement Program Accepting Applications
The California Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) application period is now open. Information is available on the Office of the State Controller’s website, by calling 800-952-5661, or by emailing the State.

The PTP offers housing security for seniors and homeowners with disabilities. The program allows eligible homeowners who are blind, disabled or at least 62 years of age to defer Fiscal Year 2017-18 property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain established criteria.

The Office of the State Controller will be accepting applications October 1, 2017, through February 10, 2018. The PTP only covers current property year taxes and not any prior year’s delinquent property taxes. Program participants must reapply each year. Funding under the program is limited and available to applicants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applicants are responsible for paying their property taxes on time until their PTP application is approved.
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OC Moves
Online Survey Seeks Input on Transportation Future
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking public input to help plan for the County’s transportation needs for the next 20 years and beyond.

Community members are encouraged to participate in an online survey through the end of October. The survey, available in both English and Spanish, asks for public input on what Orange County’s transportation priorities should be through 2040 to help residents, workers and visitors move efficiently throughout the county.

Learn more about the study OCTA conducts every four years.
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Cove Road Closure in Dana Point

Click the event flyer above to view a PDF version.
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I-5 South Construction Update
A full weekend closure of the southbound I-5 on- and off-ramps at Avenida Pico is planned for mid-October. The extended closure will allow crews to complete reconstruction of the ramps and install final striping.

The ramps are scheduled to be in their final configuration by the end of October. Learn more about the lane reductions and closures.
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Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About in South County
Aliso Viejo: Trails and Creek Clean Up Event
Join the City of Aliso Viejo on Saturday, September 16 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Aliso Viejo Ranch to participate in the 2017 Trails and Creek Clean Up. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat and gloves if you have them. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. To learn more, please see the event flyer.
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Aliso Viejo: Founders Day Fair
Celebrate Aliso Viejo’s heritage with tons of family fun during the City's annual Founder's Day Fair from noon to 5 PM Saturday, October 7 at the Aliso Viejo Ranch. Enjoy interactive historical and art exhibits, live entertainment, community booths, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, amusements, tasty fare and more! Admission is FREE. For more information, visit
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Dana Point: Relay for Life
The Dana Point Relay for Life is September 16-17 from 10 AM to 10 AM at Lantern Bay Park. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. To help unite against cancer, please visit the Dana Point Chamber website.
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Dana Point: International Coastal Cleanup Day
The South Orange County Chapter Surfrider Foundation, along with OC Parks, UPS, South Cove, and Native West will host a community beach clean up at Salt Creek Beach on Saturday, September 16, from 9 AM to 12 PM to honor the 2017 Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers will be treated to an appreciation BBQ following the event. Make friends and help beautify and protect our oceans and beaches. Learn more about the organization and other ways to get involved at the Surfrider OC website, or click on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Dana Point: Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Come to the Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show on Sunday, September 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!
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Lake Forest: The Write Direction Workshop
The Write Direction provides college admission essay workshops for high school seniors. Students will learn the writing tools necessary to tackle this year's Common Application essay prompts and the University of California personal insight questions. Each workshop is limited to 20 students. The next workshop will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Foothill Ranch Library (27002 Cabriole, Foothill Ranch). Pre-registration is required. Email to RSVP.
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San Clemente: South County Job Fair
Outlets at San Clemente is teaming up with local Chambers of Commerce to host a job fair Thursday, September 21 from 12 PM to 4 PM. Employers from Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel and San Juan Capistrano will join Outlets at San Clemente merchants to offer more than 1,500 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions in hospitality, food service, retail, business administration and more. Interested business are encouraged to sign up before the deadline on September 15.
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Laguna Niguel: Human Trafficking Town Hall
On Thursday, September 21, the City of Laguna Niguel will host a town hall to bring attention to the issue of human trafficking. The event is a partnership between the City, Senator Pat Bates, the Laguna Niguel Women's Club, and the Laguna Niguel Faith Communities. Learn from guest speakers, and bring an item to donate to the necessities drive. The event will take place at 7 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. See the flyer below for more information.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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San Clemente: SC Open Skate Contest
San Clemente’s SC Open Skate Contest is an annual event designed to promote and support skateboarding in San Clemente. Open to all ages, males and females, this event will be held September 16 at the Ralphs Skate Court. For details on registration and vendors, please visit the City website.
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San Clemente: Pet Project Foundation Gala
On Sunday, September 24, join the Pet Project Foundation's 16th Annual Tail of Two Cities Gala at the Bella Collina Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter. Western wear is encouraged. Visit the Foundation's website to purchase tickets, or click on the event flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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This week I:
  • Attended the Ocean Institute Gala to present a proclamation in honor of its 40th Anniversary.
  • Provided visitors with County resources and services information from my booth at the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor.
  • Attended the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's Gala to present a proclamation in honor of the Center's efforts in protecting and rehabilitating marine mammals. I also presented a certificate of recognition to 8-year-old Ryan Hickman, recipient of the Center's 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award.
  • Participated in the OCTA Board of Directors meeting.
  • Participated in the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in the Joint OCTA/TCA Leadership meeting.

Presenting a proclamation to Ocean Institute CEO Dan Pingaro.

Greeting constituents at the Tall Ships Festival with my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince.

Presenting a proclamation in honor of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Presenting a certificate of recognition to 8-year-old Ryan Hickman at the PMMC Gala.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition at the WISE (Women Investing in Security and Education) event in honor of their 20th anniversary.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of the St. John's Episcopal School Field Dedication ceremony in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition at the Grabbagreen ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Attended the Dana Point Boater's Association meeting.
  • Attended the San Onofre Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel meeting in Oceanside.
  • Attended the Waste Management Commission meeting.
  • Attended the Orange County Public Affairs Association's 17th Annual Legislative Aides Luncheon.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition at the Alicia Auto Spa & Detail Center ribbon cutting in Laguna Hills.
  • Presented Certificates of Recognition to the coaches and members of the Laguna Beach 10U, 12U and 14U girls water polo teams for winning the USA Water Polo Junior Olympic National Championship in their respective age groups.
  • Presented a Certificate of Recognition at the Third Mutual Solar Project ribbon cutting in Laguna Woods Village.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the Alicia Auto Spa ribbon cutting.

Presenting certificates of recognition to the Junior Olympic National Champion coaches and members of the Laguna Beach 10U, 12U & 14U girls water polo teams.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Third Mutual Solar Project ribbon cutting in Laguna Woods Village.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Grabbagreen ribbon cutting in RSM.
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Elected Officials in the Community

(L-R) Laguna Woods Mayor Pro Tem Carol Moore and Councilmembers Cynthia Conners and Joe Rainey at the Third Mutual Solar Project ribbon cutting.

RSM Councilman Brad McGirr (left) and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Vaughn (center) at the Grabbagreen ribbon cutting.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Taka / Takata Photo & Design)

RSM Mayor Pro Tem Mike Vaughn (right) at the St. John's Episcopal School Field Dedication.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Taka / Takata Photo & Design)
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week
orange arrow Out and About in South County
orange arrow This week I:
orange arrow My staff:
orange arrow Elected Officials in the Community
Paul Walters
Chief of Staff

Victor Cao
Deputy Chief of Staff

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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