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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
October 20, 2017 Volume 4 Issue 42
Fifth District Highlights
Major Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Milestone
The October 17 Board of Supervisors meeting marked a historic milestone for residents of Dana Point and all of Orange County.

I am very pleased to announce the unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors to select Dana Point Harbor Partners to partner with the County as the private developer for Dana Point Harbor’s long-awaited $250 million revitalization project. The revitalization of our harbor represents a substantial and much needed investment in this cherished community asset, and entails the development of an entirely new marina, commercial core, and hotel.

Revitalizing Dana Point Harbor has been one of my highest priorities for many years, and I’m pleased that after nearly two decades, the Board's decision allows this private-public partnership (P3) to begin creating the County’s newest crown jewel.

Dana Point Harbor Partners brings a wide range of private sector experience in the marina operations and development, retail development, and the hospitality fields.

I look forward to working with all stakeholders, including Dana Point residents, harbor merchants, boaters, visitors, and the entire P3 team, as we move into negotiations and implementation.

View the official County Press Release for full details of the actions taken by the Board in selecting the P3 partner. For more information on the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization, visit the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization web page.
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2017 South County Disaster Preparedness Expo

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This week, I appeared on Laguna Woods TV6 with Donna Boston, Emergency Management Division Director of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and talk-show host Ken Goldberg to discuss the 10th annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo, taking place Saturday, October 21 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Norman Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo.

Public safety has always been a top priority for me. And while we are blessed to live in one of the greatest regions in the world, Orange County is susceptible to some of the most damaging natural disasters, including major wildland fires, storms, flooding, landslides, earthquakes, and even tsunamis.

To that end, I invite you to please join me at the South County Disaster Preparedness Expo. The Expo is free and open to the public, and will feature a wide array of state-of-the-art emergency response vehicles and equipment displays, informative presentations and demonstrations, interactive vendor booths, disaster preparedness kits, activities for all ages, as well as food, music, entertainment, free giveaways, and much more.

See you at the 10th annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo! For more information, see the flyer below or the video.

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, October 28, medications can be disposed of safely at various location throughout South County during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is safe, free, and anonymous. No questions asked, and no forms to fill out. No syringes, medical waste or hazardous waste allowed. See the flyer below for more information.

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CalOptima Prioritizes the Opioid Epidemic, Homeless Health & Children's Mental Health
For 2017, CalOptima's Board of Directors identified strategic priority areas, which include opioid abuse, homeless health and children's mental health. CalOptima will make funding available to our community partners through a community grant process.

The agency is currently requesting Letters of Interest to help them determine the funding levels for the three Priority Areas. Please see the attached Request for Letters of Interest (LOI) for information regarding how and when to submit your Letters of Interest.

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Holiday Decorations on Public Property in Unincorporated Areas
With the holiday season approaching, the County of Orange would like to provide support for decorating your communities in a safe manner. The County wants to work with interested residents and home owner associations to ensure the placement of decorations on/over public property is done properly in compliance with the County of Orange regulations. The simplified process below will ensure compliance:
  1. Encroachment permit application,
  2. Site Plan – clearly show locations of decoration,
  3. Letter of Authorization – notarized by representative of HOA,
  4. Credit Card Authorization,
  5. Insurance Information, and
  6. Contractor Guidelines.
For more information about this process, residents and HOAs can contact the OC Public Works Development Processing Center at (714) 667-8888 or or visit for online services.
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OC Moves
I-5 Traffic Shifting to New Lanes
Crews this week have been preparing to shift northbound traffic to the new freeway bridge and lanes. The shift is set for Monday morning, Oct. 23. Here's what to expect:
  • Tonight, Friday, Oct. 20, 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Northbound and southbound I-5 lane reductions at Avenida Pico to relocate temporary concrete barriers.
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Northbound I-5 lane reductions and northbound on- and off-ramps closed at Pico for asphalt paving.
  • Sunday, Oct. 22, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Northbound I-5 lane reductions and northbound on- and off-ramps closed at Pico for striping.
Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, northbound I-5 motorists will be traveling in the new configuration, across the new bridge.

Please be aware of the changes in the traffic pattern.

We appreciate your patience during this work and apologize for any inconvenience during the scheduled closures.
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County Connections
How our Local Community can Help the Homeless
As we approach the season of giving, many of us look for opportunities to volunteer our time or funds to give back to a much-needed cause. Click the flyer below to learn how you can help make a positive impact on homelessness.

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Rerouting of Pedestrian Traffic in the Civic Center
Visiting our County offices in the Civic Center? Be sure to note the specific construction alerts, which have altered both parking options and pedestrian routes in the area. For directions and maps, see the full press release.
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Meet OC Animal Care's Pet of the Week

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Fall in Love Adoption Event
Looking for a furry friend to cuddle up to this fall? Visit the OC Animal Shelter to find your purrfect pet during the Fall in Love adoption event October 21, from 11 AM to 5 PM. All adoption fees will be waived for this special event, just pay for microchip and licensing.

You can view pets available for adoption on the shelter's website. If you see an animal you'd like to adopt, be sure to arrive early, as adoptions are first come, first served. Together, we can significantly decrease the homeless pet population in our community!

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Out and About In South County
Dana Point: Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt
Don’t miss Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Enjoy Halloween in a fun and safe environment, with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths. The event is Saturday, Oct. 21 and runs from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in picnic sites A and B. Admission free; however, a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated. For more information, visit the website.
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Dana Point: Halloween Terrifying 10-Miler, Spooky 5K & 10K, Super Hero Kids Run
Renegade Racing is going all out this Halloween with the Terrifying 10-Miler and Spooky 5K & 10K at Salt Creek Beach Park. We didn't forget the kids... Bring them out for the Super Hero 1/4-Mile Kids Run. You'll have a "Howling" good time running along the Salt Creek Regional Corridor Path on October 29. There will be costume contests, kids pumpkin painting contests, pumpkin patch, expo booths, and more at the start-finish. To register, see the event website.
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Laguna Beach: Surfrider Event at Harvest Restaurant
On October 25, join Harvest Restaurant at The Ranch in Laguna Beach for a celebration in honor of being the city's first restaurant to achieve the Surfrider Foundation's Ocean-Friendly Restaurant designation. The reception will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM. Visit the Surfrider website to learn more about the Ocean-Friendly Restaurant Program.
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Laguna Hills: A Ghostly Affair
Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for an evening of hair-raising fun, Saturday, October 28, from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. Our ghostly affair includes exciting games, terrific trick-or-treating, tons of prizes, and plenty of opportunities for great pictures. $5 per child. Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex, 25555 Alicia Parkway. For tickets, register online.
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Laguna Niguel: 17th Annual Haunted Trails
Experience the annual Laguna Niguel haunted trails October 26, 27, and 28 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM! This event is VERY SCARY and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. $13 per person for pre-sale wristbands, sold at the Parks & Recreation Registration Office at Crown Valley Park starting Monday, October 23, 8 AM - 5 PM. Prices go up to $15 per person for wristbands purchased after 5 PM on event dates. Please email to register for the event or visit the website for information.
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Lake Forest: Hallow's Eve Bowl Jam
This crowd favorite is great for skaters and spectators. It is the premiere bowl/costume contest held at the Etnies Skatepark on Saturday, October 21 from 5 PM to 10 PM. Additional details can be found at
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Mission Viejo: Halloween Tennis Social
It’s a “Spooktacular” time at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion, and you’re invited to participate in our Halloween Mixer. Come dressed to impress Sunday, October 22 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM! Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. $15 per person. Reference course #8549 when registering in person, or over the phone. For more information, see the Halloween Social Mixer Flyer or call 949-859-4348, option 4. Marguerite Tennis Pavilion, 27474 Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo.
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Rancho Santa Margarita: Fall Family Festival
Enjoy a haunted Halloween for the entire family during the Fall Family Festival on October 31 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Central Park. Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest, and join the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games. Visit event website for information.
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San Clemente: Candy Crawl at the Outlets
Join Outlets at San Clemente on October 28 for an afternoon of free Halloween fun and safe trick-or-treating at their Second Annual Candy Crawl. Collect treats from participating stores (while supplies last) and enjoy creepy crawlers, balloon animals, music, a costume contest and much, much more! The costume contest begins at 3 PM and is open to children 12 and under, as well as dogs. Visit the website for details.
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This week I:
  • Participated in the Walk4ALZ event in Laguna Niguel.
  • Attended the Hispanic 100 Gala.
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Interviewed with Ken Goldberg on Laguna Woods TV6.
  • Presented a Fifth District update at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting in Laguna Hills.

Speaking at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting in Laguna Hills.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Wind & Sea 45th anniversary event.
  • Participated in the National Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
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Elected Officials in the Community

With Laguna Niguel Mayor Fred Minagar at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

Mission Viejo Mayor Wendy Bucknum and Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts with Laguna Hills Mayor Don Sedgwick at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman and Dana Point Mayor Debra Lewis at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

San Juan Capistrano Mayor Kerry Ferguson and Laguna Woods Mayor Shari Horne at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington and San Clemente Mayor Kathy Ward at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

Mission Viejo Mayor Wendy Bucknum and Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Carol Gamble at the South Orange County Association of Mayors meeting.

Dana Point Mayor Debra Lewis and Wind & Sea owner Bob Mardian at the restaurant's 45th anniversary celebration.
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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 email or
In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow County Connections
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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