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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
April 27, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 17
Bartlett Bulletin
2018 South County Senior Summit Update
As reported in my newsletter last week, our 11th Annual South County Senior Summit was the biggest and best yet!

With the 2018 theme, "Life Can Change in an Instant: Are You Ready?", attendees from all over the Fifth District filled the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center to receive valuable information from an expert panel of speakers, who gave stimulating presentations on Disaster Preparedness for Seniors, Unexpected Life Altering Events, and Advance Care Planning, among other timely topics.

Attendees also enjoyed a lively vendor fair, complimentary breakfast and lunch, as well as receiving free Senior Summit gift bags and disaster preparedness buckets.

Please join me in thanking our Title Sponsor, Saddleback College Emeritus Institute, as well as our Diamond Sponsor, CalOptima, and Platinum Sponsor SDG&E for supporting the South County Senior Summit.

The event video is still being edited but should be available for viewing in my newsletter next week. Stay tuned!
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2018 Soka University International Festival

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Request to FAA: Higher Altitudes in South County
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System, known as NextGen, has been a significant topic for many of my constituents in the Fifth District. In 2003, Congress directed the FAA to develop NextGen, with the intent to improve aviation safety and efficiency through the use of GPS and other methods.

The FAA officially implemented changes last year, and many South County residents have voiced their concern. To address potential impacts in my district and inform the community, I hosted a well-attended town hall in Laguna Niguel and traveled to Washington D.C. to meet directly with the FAA to seek relief from impacts. Ultimately, the County joined in formal litigation with the Cities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach to challenge the FAA’s impact documents.

Early this year, the County and cities settled with the FAA. A significant part of the settlement was a commitment from the FAA to keep aircraft on their designated flight paths, which as resulted in mitigated "early turns" and significantly depreciated impacts to a large portion of South County.

While many residents have benefited from the reduction of early turns, those who live directly under the prescribed flight path are experiencing continuous noise impacts from aircraft overflights. Routinely, we hear from residents who share their discontent with the amount of noise that they attribute to low flying aircraft.

Based on flight track analysis, commercial planes departing from John Wayne Airport and headed to easterly destinations appear to be crossing the coast at approximately 10,000 feet above Mean Sea Level. As the FAA has full jurisdiction over flightpaths and aircraft in flight, I urge you to learn more about the FAA’s project on our dedicated webpage. Additionally, you can accurately track flightpaths in real time by using our state-of-the-art Volans Software.

To that end, in an effort to minimize impacts to South County residents directly under the flightpath, I have formally requested the FAA consider increasing the altitude of commercial flights as they enter inland across the coast. To read my letter to the FAA, please click on the image below.
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County Connections
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The OC Health Care Agency encourages community members to drop-off expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications between 10 AM and 2 PM on “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” Saturday, April 28 at several locations throughout Orange County.

This initiative, created by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), addresses a vital public safety and public health issue by reducing the risk of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. In addition, the DEA now advises against prior methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—since both pose potential safety and health hazards.

To locate a collection site near you, please visit the DEA’s website at The drop-off service is free and anonymous. To learn more about drug abuse prevention efforts in Orange County, visit
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2018 OC Election Security Playbook Released
A paradigm shift occurred in election security in 2016, when widely reported attempts were made to disrupt elections in the United States. In addition, there has been a great deal of attention on issues related to ballot integrity, voter registration systems, and ensuring the eligibility of voters.

As a result, Orange County has been aggressively pursuing security measures to protect the integrity of our elections. We believe a proactive “ring of security” is critical to safeguard the millions of ballots that are cast in Orange County during each election cycle.

To that end, the Orange County Registrar of Voters (ROV) earlier this week released the 2018 Election Security Playbook, which details the steps the department has taken to limit risks and increase overall election protections. The ROV’s playbook is available online in their Election Library.
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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week

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OC Animal Care: Spring Fling
Join us Saturday, April 28 for OC Animal Care's Spring Fling! Adoptions are free 11 AM to 5 PM. Come find your forever friend! This event is taking place at the new OC Animal Care Shelter at 1630 Victory Road in Tustin!

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Out and About in South County
Taste of Aliso Niguel
Mark your calendar for the annual Taste of Aliso Niguel on April 28 from 6 PM to 11 PM, featuring delectable tastes from 30 local restaurants, live music from the 80s tribute band “The Reflexx,” a silent auction and much more!
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Dana Point: Grand Prix of Cycling
The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling is one of the best organized and attended one-day professional and bike festival events in America! Enjoy a fun-filled day of bike racing April 29 on a .8 mile course, crafts, OCTA bike festival, bike demos, elite competition, kids races, pro races, and much more from at 7 AM to 6 PM.
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Dana Point: Doheny Blues Festival
Don't miss the 2018 Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point May 19 & 20 at Sea Terrace Park! For more information visit the event website.
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Laguna Beach: Sunset Serenades
Friday evenings from May 4 through June 8, 2018, at 6:30 PM, the Arts Commission will present Sunset Serenades, featuring free concerts at the Heisler Park Amphitheater with a variety of music genres.
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Laguna Niguel: Springfest
Celebrate Laguna Niguel Skate Park's 15-year anniversary April 29 at the 3rd annual Springfest! Skaters will enjoy giveaways, raffles, games, food and a skate contest from 12 PM to 4 PM. At 4:30 PM, BMX riders are invited to enjoy a BBQ to celebrate. Admission to Springfest is free. Daily pass required to skate and bike.
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This week I:
  • Provided opening remarks at the CHOC High 5 event at Dana Hills High School to promote children's mental health and wellness.
  • Attended and spoke at the OC Waste and Recycling Earth Day Event at the Prima Deshecha Landfill, where I was joined by super kid and star recycler Ryan Hickman on a tour of the landfill.
  • Participated in an Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors meeting.
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Participated in a Transportation Corridor Agencies Strategic Planning Ad Hoc and a Special Joint Board meeting.
  • Participated in the OC Clergy to End Homelessness meeting at Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo.
  • Met with representatives of "Citizens for No Plane Noise" regarding the FAA's Metroplex Project and John Wayne Airport flightpaths.
  • Participated in an Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors meeting.
  • Attended the OC Sheriff's Medal of Valor Luncheon, which honored the outstanding accomplishments of the brave men and women who serve in the Sheriff's Department.

Assemblyman Matt Harper leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the South County Senior Summit.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

With Laguna Woods Mayor Carol Moore at the South County Senior Summit.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

With Laguna Woods Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Conners and Councilwoman Shari Horne at the Senior Summit.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

Q&A at the Senior Summit with keynote speakers (L-R) Dr. Almaas Shaikh, Patty Mouton, Tim Moy and Donna Boston.

With Ryan Hickman of Ryan's Recycling, OC Waste & Recycling Staff, and Anaheim Ducks Alumni Bryan Allen at the Earth Day Open House & Environmental Fair at Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano.

Speaking at the OC Clergy to End Homelessness meeting at Mount of Olives Church in Mission Viejo with (L-R) Senior Pastor John Steward, ACC-OC CEO Heather Stratman, and OC United Way Housing Manager Becks Heyhoe.

Receiving a plaque from Becks Heyhoe of Orange County United Way at the OC Clergy to End Homelessness meeting for my efforts to support United to End Homelessness.
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My Staff:
  • Attended the OC Strategic Plan on Aging Leadership Council meeting.
  • Attended a briefing on the Political Reform Act and Mass Mailing.
  • Attended the OC Association of Realtors April Membership Meeting.
  • Presented a proclamation to Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. in honor of its 50th anniversary.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the HV Pharmacy ribbon cutting ceremony in Lake Forest.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Laguna Health and Wellness ribbon cutting ceremony in Laguna Woods.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Walmart Neighborhood Market ribbon cutting ceremony in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • Attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition meeting in Laguna Hills, addressing homelessness in South County.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the HV Pharmacy ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.

At the Laguna Health & Wellness Center ribbon cutting in Laguna Woods.

At the Walmart Neighborhood Market ribbon cutting in RSM.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / TAKATA Photo & Design)

Presenting a proclamation to Elisabeth Brown, President of Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. in honor of the organization's 50th anniversary.
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Elected Officials in the Community

Lake Forest Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile and Mayor Jim Gardner at the HV Pharmacy ribbon cutting.
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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 Bartlett Bulletin
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

James Dinwiddie
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Senior Policy Advisor

Megan Yoo Schneider
Policy Advisor

Mary Follo
Policy Aide

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

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