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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 22, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 38
Fifth District Highlights
South County Veterans Resource Fair Recap

Speaking with local veterans at the South County Veterans Resource Fair.
This week I had the pleasure of cohosting the 9th annual South County Veterans Resource Fair at Saddleback College. Partnering with my office and the college were the OC Veterans Service Office and the Tierney Center for Veteran Services at Goodwill of Orange County.

Veterans from WWII to those recently returned from the Middle East enjoyed free coffee and donuts provided by Dunkin Donuts, as well as complimentary hot dogs, chips and refreshments from the Orange County Employees Association, while visiting over 60 vendor booths sharing information on services and resources available for veterans, active duty personnel, and their families.

The Resource Fair also featured a Servant Leaders Workshop, titled “How to Support our Local Veterans”, which was attended local elected officials, city staff, and members of the public. Various experts gave presentations addressing Veteran Housing, Employment, Education, Benefits, Healthcare, Networking, Faith Based Resources, and Best Practices for Cities.

In addition, a new Fifth District Veterans Resource Guide was unveiled at the event. The Veterans Resource Guide can be utilized by South County cities and other legislative offices when providing assistance to veterans within their respective jurisdictions. To receive a copy of the Fifth District Veterans Resource Guide, please contact my office.

Lastly, I want to thank Norm Reeves Honda Superstore at the Irvine Auto Center for being our Title Sponsor and helping to make this year’s South County Veterans Resource Fair the best one yet!

To view photos of the 9th annual South County Veterans Resource Fair, please see the event photo album.
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Laguna Presbyterian Celebrates 100 Years
Last Sunday, I had the great pleasure of presenting a proclamation in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Laguna Presbyterian. The presentation was made to Rev. Jerry Tankersley in front of a full house in The Rose Garden at Hotel Laguna.

Presenting a proclamation to Rev. Jerry Tankersley in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Laguna Presbyterian.

(Photo courtesy of Rick Lang / Lang Photography and Fine Art)
The church building is a historic sanctuary and an iconic landmark in the heart of the village of Laguna. In 1972, Rev. Arthur Jerry Tankersley and his wife Kay were called to pastor Laguna Presbyterian, having now served in that capacity for 45 years, during which the church has grown and flourished as a shining beacon of light for the community of Laguna Beach and beyond. For more information about the 100-year history of Laguna Presbyterian, please visit their website.
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County Connections
Ways the Community Can Assist Those Experiencing Homelessness

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Congrats to the Young OC Artists Honored for Being Recycling Ambassadors
Five young artists, each inspired to be great recycling champions, stood on hallowed ground while their images and artwork were displayed on the Angel Stadium big screen and the PA announcer introduced them to the crowd. Their moment came at the OC Waste & Recycling Poster Contest Awards Ceremony, held Friday, Sept. 15 prior to the Angels game. The celebration was the culminating event for the contest winners. In addition to the recognition, they each served as honorary bat kids at an Angels baseball game during the previous week.

The 2017 Eco Challenge Poster Contest was themed “Batting for a Green Planet.” One winner was selected from each of Orange County’s five supervisorial districts. Congratulations to the Fifth District winner, Tanner Salgado, 13, from San Clemente and the four other district champs!

Fifth District winner, Tanner Salgado (far right) with his winning poster, next to my Chief of Staff, Paul Walters.
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The Grand Jury Needs You!
If you are concerned with how well government is serving Orange County, consider applying to serve on the Grand Jury. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact for all of us.

Thinking of taking a gap year from college? Looking for an internship? The Grand Jury is a full-time job for one full year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) and will be one of your most interesting years ever. The Courts are looking for a diversified panel, in age and ethnic backgrounds. Apply today at
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OC Moves
Public Input on Open Space Preserves

Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach
Public input is being sought on draft plans that will guide the management of valuable wildlife and habitat on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s open space properties in the Aliso Canyon Preserve in Laguna Beach and Hayashi Preserve in Brea.

The preserves are being purchased to offset the impacts of construction on 13 Measure M freeway projects being built throughout Orange County.

The public can review the plans and comment online. There will be a public meeting in South County Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

The 90-day public review and comment period ends Dec. 1.
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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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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: 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: Pacific Paddle Games
From September 30 - October 1, Doheny State Beach will host the Pacific Paddle Games, the biggest celebration of paddling in the sport! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to pros, to watch and/or compete in the games. For more information, visit the Games website.
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Dana Point: Art Fest
Join the Dana Point community on October 1 to celebrate arts and humanities month! This free and family friendly event will have art exhibits from over 80 regional fine artists, live music, food and libations provided by local restaurants…and of course FUN! For more information, check out the Dana Point Art Fest website.
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Mission Viejo: Movie in the Park
On Saturday, September 23, grab your blankets and chairs and come to a free showing of Secret Life of Pets at Melinda Park in Mission Viejo! Refreshments, fun games, and music will also be available. The movie will begin at dusk. For more information, check out the city calendar.
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Mission Viejo: Bigotry, Bullying, and Bravery in Schools
1 in every 5 students will be bullied at school this year, including those in South County. The Interfaith Council of Greater Rancho Santa Margarita, serving six cities in South County, including RSM, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Foothills Ranch, and Laguna Hills, is engaging area educators, community leaders, legal and law enforcement experts, and mental health experts to examine this issue more closely. Please attend a parent forum, titled “Bigotry, Bullying & Bravery,” at the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo at 7 PM Monday, October 2. An expert panel will be discussing the ramifications of bigoted bullying in our schools and communities as well as sharing strategies to reduce these hate incidents. Please join us as we seek ways to insure the safety of our children and ways to end our struggles with intolerance and incivility.
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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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San Clemente: 30th Annual San Clemente Seafest
On Sunday, October 1, come to the historic San Clemente Pier area for the 30th Annual San Clemente Seafest! The Seafest features a Chowder Cook-Off, Fisherman's Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Children's Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, and a US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo. Event admission is free. Check out the full lineup!
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This week I:
  • Presented a proclamation in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Laguna Presbyterian.
  • Gave welcoming remarks at the 9th annual South County Veterans Resource Fair at Saddleback College.
  • Traveled to New York City with Orange County Transportation Authority for various meetings regarding transportation.
  • Participated in a "Drug Use is Life Abuse" planning meeting.

With Mission Viejo Councilman Greg Raths and Laguna Hills Councilwoman Barbara Kogerman at the South County Veterans Resource Fair.

Presenting a proclamation to Rev. Jerry Tankersley in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Laguna Presbyterian.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the OC Forum luncheon and program.
  • Participated in the OC Strategic Plan for Aging committee meeting.
  • Attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting.
  • Attended the OC Parks commission meeting.
  • Attended the OCTA Legislative & Communications committee meeting and the Elected Officials Workshop.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the Sea View Pharmacy 40th anniversary ribbon cutting in San Clemente.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the First Bank ribbon cutting in Laguna Niguel.
  • Presented a proclamation to Tom Klingenmeier, retiring General Manager of the Sawdust Festival, in recognition of his thirty-seven years of service to the Festival.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition to former Laguna Woods Mayor and retiring TCA Director in honor of his outstanding public service.
  • Presented an award to Tanner Salgado, Fifth District winner of the 2017 EcoChallenge Poster Contest.
  • Attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting featuring State Senator Pat Bates.

My Chief of Staff, Paul Walters (right) with the 5th District EcoChallenge Poster Contest winner, Tanner Salgado (left) and his family.

State Senator Pat Bates with my Deputy Chief of Staff, Victor Cao, at the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the First Bank ribbon cutting in Laguna Hills.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Sea View Pharmacy ribbon cutting in San Clemente.

Presenting a proclamation to retiring Sawdust Festival GM Tom Klingenmeier, with Laguna Beach Councilman Kelly Boyd (left) and Sawdust Board President Kelly Akins (right).

(Photo courtesy of Rosanne Nitti / Pura Vida Photography)
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Elected Officials in the Community

State Senator Patricia Bates at the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting.
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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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