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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
March 30, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 13
Fifth District Highlights
Board Takes Action Against State of California Over Senate Bill 54 Sanctuary Law
On March 27, the Board of Supervisors and I pushed for stronger County controls over undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds. Senate Bill 54 prohibits state and local police agencies from notifying federal officials before undocumented immigrants in their custody, and who may be subject to deportation, are released.

I have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the unconstitutional actions of the State of California. By a vote of 4-0, the Board of Supervisors has set this policy for all County departments and initiated a lawsuit against the State.

Additionally, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will make publicly available inmate release dates through the existing “Who’s in Jail” online database. This action will enhance communication between the Sheriff’s Department and our law enforcement partners to remove dangerous offenders from our community. The decisions by the Board and the Sheriff will enhance public safety, especially for all of South Orange County.

I thank the leaders in the City of Mission Viejo who have decided to join the suit. The City of Aliso Viejo will also be considering it April 4.

For more information, please see my official statement or contact my office at (714) 834-3550.
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Commitment to Collaboration on Homelessness
On March 27, the Board of Supervisors approved elimination of all feasibility studies for emergency shelters within the cities of Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Niguel. I have vowed on the public record to never begin a site selection process unless there is communication, collaboration, and consent.

My quarterly South County Homelessness Roundtable and the South County Faith Leaders Homelessness Summit, both of which were initiated by my office, are two primary examples of how regional collaboration can help address homelessness.

The Board also approved $70.5 million to further assist cities and non-profits in addressing homelessness. Cities and organizations may contact my office at (714) 834-3550 regarding the resources available to combat homelessness within their communities. As always, I remain a committed and willing partner.
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We Are United to End Homelessness!
As we know all to well, homelessness has grown to crisis proportions in Orange County. To address the issue, Orange County United Way has brought together top leaders from local corporate, philanthropic, faith-based, government and non-profit sectors to launch United to End Homelessness.

At the United to End Homelessness kickoff event at UC Irvine.
At the recent kickoff at UC Irvine, attendees heard first-hand from Santa Bob about his journey from homeless to homeless advocate and also learned about sustainable solutions to end homelessness in our community.

Please read more and sign the proclamation to #endHomelessnessOC. For more information, please click here.
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OC Moves
Angels Express Kick-Off Rally
Get pumped up for Angels baseball at OCTA's free Angels Express kick-off rally Friday, April 6 at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station at 4 PM.

Get an autograph from Angels pitcher Clyde Wright. Cath a prize from the Angels Strike Force. Enjoy free refreshments and face painting. Wear red and join OCTA for all the fun!

The Angels Express provides service on the Orange County Line to all Angels weekday home games that start at 7:07 PM. Pay only $7 or less round trip. For more information about the Angels Express, gameday departures and fares, visit the OCTA webpage.
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County Connections
Supporting Organics Recycling
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to award a total of $2.4 million to six programs that target state recycling and waste reduction mandates. The County’s Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction Program requires recipients to sustain their grant-funded projects for a minimum of five years and fully sustain them for the final two years.
Inside the Outdoors will expand its award-winning program called Project Zero Waste to eventually reach nearly one million OC students, teachers and families with waste Reduction education. Project Zero Waste is only one of Inside the Outdoors’ outstanding programs that introduce Orange County students to nature and sustainability.

I am sure they will continue to make a difference with the proposed waste-reduction projects in local schools through this grant.
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New JWA Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicle
This week, John Wayne Airport (JWA) introduced its new Oshkosh Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, "Crash 2." The new firefighting vehicle boasts advanced technology, enhanced engine maintenance accessibility, and efficient pumping systems capabilities which will help deliver superior fire and rescue services on the airfield.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) provides firefighting and rescues serves to JWA on a 24/7 basis, responding to everything from medical emergencies and disabled aircraft to fuel spills and major aircraft accidents. OCFA also provides overnight protection of the many multimillion dollar commercial aircraft, as well as 400+ general aviation aircraft, and the fuel farm.

The new ARFF vehicle is a massive 6-wheel drive rig, which carries 300 gallons of water, 420 gallons of foam, and 559 lbs. of dry-chemical used to fight various fires. To see this new vehicle in action, take a look at this video!
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JWA Direct: Official Blog of John Wayne Airport
JWA is excited to share stories covering a range of topics, from Amenities and Destinations to Behind the Scenes and Travel Tips.

When you first visit JWA Direct, you are greeted with a large photo of the barrel roof of the JWA Terminal, an architectural signature of our Airport.

This new blog format allows JWA to post articles throughout the year, rather than at a specific interval, which results in more timely information. JWA's social media presence grows each day, and you can see links to their social platforms near the top of the right column.

JWA invites you to subscribe to their blog by signing up for email notifications at the bottom of this page. This change will not affect news release emails. if you’re currently receiving news releases by email, you will continue to receive them with no action required on your part.

If you’d like to continue receiving their new and exciting blog content, please subscribe now!
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Critter Chronicles

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Out and About In South County
Caspers Wilderness Park: Adventure Day!
Celebrate a world of outdoor activities and discoveries at the return of Adventure Day at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano. The event takes place Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I encourage you to enjoy a day of adventure with natural history tours, wildlife exhibits, musical entertainment, arts, crafts, and games!

Adventure Day admission is free, and adults and children of all ages are encouraged to attend to partake in the fun. Let the adventures begin! See the flyer below for more information.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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Aliso Viejo: Aquatic Center Grand Re-Opening
Mark your calendar for the Aquatic Center Grand Re-Opening & Spring Kick-Off Saturday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at 29 Santa Barbara Drive. This fun-filled family event includes free entry, swimming, swim lessons, bouncers, game booths, drowning prevention education and much more! For more information, click here.
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Dana Point: Egg Hunts
Join the Easter Bunny at Egg Hunts at Sea Canyon Park and Pines Park March 31! The egg hunts start at 10 AM, but hop on down before to enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. After the breakfast, the Easter Bunny will visit and families can participate in activities. For more information, please click here.
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Laguna Beach: Laguna Bluebelt Photo Contest
Join Laguna Bluebelt in celebrating the 7th anniversary of Laguna's treasured Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with the kick off of their one-of-a-kind local photo competition! Photo entries submitted between March 6 and April 6 must feature images taken over the past year within the citywide Laguna Bluebelt Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Photos can capture scenes from above the coast, at the beach or under the ocean. For more information, visit
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Mission Viejo: Easter Fair at Mount of Olives
Join Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo for the annual Easter in Kid City Easter Fair, the largest Easter Fair event in the City, March 31 from 11 AM to 2 PM! Families will enjoy Spin Art Booth, a Live Bunny Petting Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt, Obstacle Course, 20ft Tall Slide, Silent Auctions! Enjoy live music and dancing with the popular South County band "Family Style," as well as a variety of food trucks for lunch and much more! Visit the event website for more information.
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Mission Viejo: Marguerite Aquatics Complex
With the theme “Continuing Mission Viejo’s Olympic Tradition,” the Marguerite Aquatics Complex will make a historic splash for its Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 7. Opening ceremonies are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a host of activities taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27474 Casta Del Sol. Guest parking will be provided at Trabuco Hills High School with FREE shuttles to the event (no parking on site). Click here for more information.
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This week I:
  • Participated in an Orange County Transportation Authority meeting.
  • Participated in a California State Association of Counties briefing.
  • Participated in a County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in the I-5 Completion Event in San Clemente.
  • Attended a briefing of Health Care Agency issues.
  • Attended a briefing of OC Waste and Recycling issues.
  • Participated in the 60th annual Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano.

Riding in the Swallows Day Parade with OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Undersheriff Don Barnes.

Greeting parade goers with OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas at the Swallows Day Parade.

L-R: With BOE Member Diane Harkey, SJC Mayor Sergio Farias, Senator Pat Bates, OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Mayor Pro Tem Brian Maryott, and Councilwoman Kerry Ferguson at the Swallows Day Parade.
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My Staff:
  • Met with OC Waste and Recycling to get an update on projects.
  • Attended a Planning Ad Hoc for the Transportation Corridor Agency.
  • Attended the unveiling of OCFA's ARFF, new fire fighting vehicle.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Inspired Chiropractic Health and Wellness ribbon cutting in San Clemente.
  • Participated in a Senior Summit planning meeting, the Senior Summit will be held April 20th at the Laguna Woods Village.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at The Parkway American Grill ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Smart Cups ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
  • Attended the El Toro Water District Water Wise Garden Demonstration.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the Smart Cups ribbon cutting in Mission Viejo.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

At The Parkway American Grill ribbon cutting in Rancho Santa Margarita.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)
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Elected Officials in the Community

Mission Viejo Mayor Ed Sachs and Councilwoman Trish Kelley at the Smart Cups ribbon cutting.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

RSM Mayor Mike Vaughn at The Parkway American Grill ribbon cutting.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

RSM Councilman Brad McGirr at The Parkway American Grill ribbon cutting.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)
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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 my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at
In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
orange arrow OC Moves
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Critter Chronicles
orange arrow Out and About In South County
orange arrow This week I:
orange arrow My staff:
orange arrow Elected Officials in the Community
Victor Cao
Chief of Staff

Kelley Lee
Senior Policy Advisor

James Dinwiddie
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Mary Follo
Policy Aide

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

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