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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
June 15, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 24
Bartlett Bulletin
Don't Miss the 11th Annual Fête de la Musique!
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Ride the FREE Laguna Beach Summer Breeze

Now you can enjoy all of Laguna Beach this summer without the traffic and parking hassles. Climb aboard the Laguna Beach Summer Breeze (OC Bus Route 689) at the Laguna Canyon Road parking lot in Irvine, just off the I-405 and SR 133, and breeze all the way into town!

This FREE service is available Saturdays & Sundays, June 30 to September 2, every 30 minutes from 11 AM to midnight. Stops include:

From the Laguna Beach Bus Station, you can connect with the FREE Laguna Beach Trolleys. The Trolleys connect with shopping and foodie destinations along Pacific Coast Highway. Main Beach is only a block from the Laguna Beach Bus Station.

To return, just hop onboard at any of the Summer Breeze stops and ride the air-conditioned bus back to your car! For the Summer Breeze schedule, map and directions, visit the website.

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Public Hearing: SR 133 Improvement Project

Caltrans District 12, in cooperation with the County of Orange, proposes to make improvements to SR 133 in both directions from south of El Toro Road to SR-73 in Laguna Beach.

A public hearing (open house format) will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 5 PM to 7 PM at Laguna Beach High School Library, 625 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach 92651.

The project will make drainage improvements, widen the shoulders, add a Class II Bike Lane, underground overhead utilities, and provide other safety improvements.

The project is being evaluated to ensure all practical measures are taken to minimize harm to the wetlands and floodplain.

The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and Initial Study/Environmental Assessment (IS/EA) are available online for review or during normal business hours at:

  • Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Laguna Woods Village Library, 24266 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Please submit your comments in writing no later than 5 PM, July 10, to: Edward Dolan, Associate Environmental Planner, Caltrans District 12, Division of Environmental Analysis, 1750 East 4th Street, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705 or via e-mail

Caltrans began accepting comments June 11. If there are no major objections, Caltrans will proceed with the project’s design. For more information, please see the Public Notice or visit the Caltrans website.

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County Connections
County Continues to Address Homelessness

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a County directive to expedite 11 housing projects in the pipeline for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding, unveiled a Housing Funding Strategy to develop 2,700 housing units, and paved the way to receive approximately $15.5 million in State Emergency Homelessness Aid Block Grant funding by declaring a Homeless Shelter Crisis.

Overview: County directive to expedite 11 housing projects for $70.5 million MHSA funding allocation

The Board of Supervisors voted to expedite housing projects in the pipeline for MHSA funds.

The plan does the following:

  • Identifies 11 current housing projects from our housing partners across the county that have been awarded or applied for funding through OC Community Resources (OCCR) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), the Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP), or both.
  • Maps the geographic locations of each of these current housing projects according to the Service Planning Areas.
  • Provides four recommendations on how to best expend MHSA funding for current and future projects.

The four recommendations are as follows:

1) Current Projects

After working with cities and developers, the County identified 11 projects in the NOFA and Special Needs Housing Program pipeline that have various terms of financing and stages of development and need additional funding. The Board’s commitment of $13 million will allow these projects to proceed to the development and construction phases, resulting in 451 housing units, which include 99 units designated for MHSA/SNHP.

2) New/Upcoming Projects

The County also will allocate additional funds to California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) for SNHP funding.

3) Recruitment of New Projects

The County will open a continuous Request for Information to coordinate the creation of additional Permanent Supportive Housing. The County, and OCCR specifically, has the charge to advise and assist its partners on how to best leverage and match various federal, state and local funding sources in order to ensure coordination aligns with the County’s housing strategy. As such, funding sources will not be limited to only the MHSA funding source.

4) Housing Referrals

Given the County investments in the creation of housing for homeless populations through this initiative, housing referral preference will be granted to the Orange County Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System. This assists homeless persons who meet project specific eligibility criteria (Veterans, Serious Mental Illness, Seniors, etc.) and are prioritized within the Service Planning Area of a project’s location. The Coordinated Entry System will ensure effective response coordination while aligning with the objective of reducing homelessness regionally.

Overview: Housing Funding Strategy to develop 2,700 housing units

The Board of Supervisors also approved the Housing Funding Strategy, presented by OC Community Resources and developed in conjunction with the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Of note in the report is the goal of producing 2,700 units of supportive housing with the additional need for 2,700 units of affordable housing options for people experiencing homelessness. The County intends to work with the 34 cities to align regional policies to prioritize supportive housing for local and regional resources, including helping leverage federal, state and local funding.

For more information about the Housing Funding Strategy, please click here.

Overview: Declaration from the County to receive approximately $15.5 million in state Emergency Homelessness Aid Block grants

The State’s budget includes $500 million in State General Fund monies for emergency homeless aid in one-time block grants to cities and counties via the Continuum of Care to address homelessness through the construction or operation of emergency shelters, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention services, and other currently unspecified activities. In order for the County of Orange to be eligible for these funds, it must declare a shelter crisis pursuant to Government Code Section 8698, and demonstrate city-county coordination.

The Homelessness Emergency Aid Program has $250 million to be allocated to Continuum of Care jurisdictions based on 2017 point in time homeless count results. The anticipated funding from the State of California to the County of Orange from this block grant would be approximately $15.5 million. In addition, the two cities within Orange County with populations over 330,000 will receive their own separate allocations totaling approximately $9.9 million.

Applications for the first round of awards are due on December 31, 2018, and 100 percent of the funds must be expended by June 30, 2021.

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CalOptima Community Grant Opportunities

CalOptima community grants are offered through its Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) program. As such, CalOptima has announced that the opportunity to submit Requests for Information (RFIs) for $14.4 million in IGT 5 grants is now open!

You may view details about our Request for Information (RFI) and find links to our online submission system here.

If you have a program or service to propose in one of these eight areas, we want to hear from you. The priority areas are:

  • Adult mental health services
  • Mental health/socialization services for older adults
  • Mental health/developmental services for children
  • Nutrition education and fitness program for children
  • Medi-Cal benefits education and outreach
  • Primary care services and social determinants of health programs
  • Adult dental services
  • Children’s dental services

ALL RFI RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JULY 9, 2018!  Written questions regarding the RFIs are due by June 18th. Answers will be posted on the CalOptima Community Grant site on June 22, 2018.

CalOptima will review the responses to determine which suggested programs and services are the best options to fulfill the priority areas. Then, CalOptima will release Requests for Proposal (RFPs) in September 2018. You do not have to submit an RFI response to respond to the RFP.

Remember to visit the Community Grants page of CalOptima’s website for the latest information and FAQs.

For additional questions regarding the RFI, please see the online application instructions for information on how to submit your question.

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Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day 2018!

Celebrate National Dump the Pump Day and ride public transportation instead of driving! Public transportation is convenient and saves money...

  • Take FREE RIDES on OC Bus June 21
  • Get free rides with Waze Carpool June 18 – June 22
  • Win Disneyland & Knott’s Berry Farm tickets and more!

For more information, visit

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OC Bus Youth Summer Pass for Half-Price

With an OC Bus Youth Summer Pass, kids can get out of the house and have a summer worth posting. A pass costs $20 and is valid for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days between June 1 and Aug. 31.That’s a 50 percent savings over the typical cost for a 30-day youth pass.

For the past 17 years, OCTA has provided a summer bus pass for ages 6 to 18 to help young riders discover affordable, convenient public transit. But kids aren’t the only ones that like the freedom of having a set of wheels. Parents appreciate having a safe, reliable, affordable transportation alternative to being the family chauffeur.

The Youth Summer Pass can be used on any OC Bus fixed route, whether it’s to get to the beach, a local shopping mall or to an amusement park. In addition to unlimited service on OCTA buses, Youth Summer Pass holders will also enjoy several discounts at local attractions.

As part of this year’s promotion, OCTA is also offering prizes as part of a Summer Youth Pass photo contest. Simply hop on an OC Bus and take a selfie with your pass and post it using #OCSummerBus. Prizes for selected winners include tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm and additional OC Bus passes to be used at a later date.

The Youth Summer Pass is on sale now through August 15 via the OC Bus mobile app, online and at participating Orange County Ralphs, Vons, or the OCTA Store. For more information, click here and here.

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JWA Presents 2017 Annual Report
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New Interactive CrimeMapping Program

Residents in Orange County Sheriff’s Department contract cities and unincorporated areas will be able to better track public safety issues in their neighborhoods with a recently launched software program that allows them to monitor and analyze criminal activity in their area.

In an effort to bolster community awareness and crime prevention, the Department has partnered with TriTech Software Systems to launch CrimeMapping – an interactive application that shares crime calls.

CrimeMapping will allow residents to search for 15 types of crime by address, landmark or zip code. Residents also will be able to sign up for custom-designed alerts and can create reports to easily analyze criminal activity near their homes, schools or businesses.

"OCSD provides exemplary public safety service to some of the safest areas in the country," said Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. "I hope CrimeMapping encourages the community to take an even more active role in working with us to increase the safety of our neighborhoods."

The data reflected on the mobile-friendly program is pulled directly from crimes reported to the Department and is updated every 24 hours. Although the information shared is preliminary, the program provides the public with important and timely information expected to increase awareness and create safer communities.

"The most common crimes our deputies respond to are crimes of opportunity - thefts from unlocked vehicles and residences," said Undersheriff Don Barnes. "We hope this tool reminds the community to take the initiative to take simple steps like locking vehicles and homes to reduce access for criminals hoping to take advantage of our safe neighborhoods."

Residents are encouraged to sign up for CrimeMapping alerts through the Sheriff’s Department website at

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County Offers Free “Hands Only” CPR Training

Orange County residents are invited to take just 10 minutes out of their day this month and learn a skill that can save a life: Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, the chances of survival are doubled – sometimes tripled – if he or she immediately receives CPR. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those who suffer from a cardiac arrest at home, work or out in the community receive this type of vital assistance. Many bystanders are worried they might do something wrong or make things worse by attempting to intervene because they haven’t been empowered by appropriate training.

Participants can receive this training for free at several locations countywide thanks to a partnership between the Orange County Health Care Agency’s OCEMS team and the American Heart Association. Attendees will learn how and when to use Hands-Only CPR, which is different from conventional CPR because it focuses on chest compression without the need for mouth-to-mouth breathing. 

For a full list of locations, visit:

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OC Parks Summer Concert Series 2018
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OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series 2018
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Critter Chronicles
Pit-Pit Hooray!
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June is Pet Tag Awareness Month
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Pet of the Week
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Out and About in South County
Dana Point: Movies in the Park

Enjoy some of your favorite movies at Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern in Dana Point every Friday in June from 8 PM to 10 PM. Popcorn is free and refreshments are available for purchase. For more information, visit the event website.

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Laguna Beach: 11th Annual Fête de la Musique

The 11th annual Fête de la Musique, presented by Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association (LBSCA), is finally here! See the event flyer or visit the LBSCA website for more information.

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Laguna Greenbelt: 50 Years of Preservation
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Lake Forest: Summer Movies in the Park

Come to Lake Forest Sports Park on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 PM to enjoy The Lorax. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket!

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San Clemente: The Art of Baja California

The opening reception for Casa Coastal: The Art of Baja California kicks off Friday, June 15 at 6 PM at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Experience artwork inspired by Baja California and its rich culture, including live music, family-fun activities, artist meet-and-greets, and much more!

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San Clemente: 23rd Annual Car Show

Enjoy the 23rd Annual Car Show in downtown San Clemente on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The show is FREE to the public, featuring 300 quality cars, plus food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment. Hop on the FREE shuttle at San Clemente High School beginning 9 AM for a fun-filled day in historical downtown San Clemente. See the event website or flyer below for more information.

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This Week I:
  • Chaired the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting. 
  • Participated in the Board of Supervisors regular meeting and 2018 budget hearing. 
  • Participated in the Local Agency Formation Commisssion (LAFCO) meeting. 
  • Met with OCTA staff to discuss the OC Streetcar project. 
  • Participated in the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) Board of Directors meeting. 
  • Received a briefing from OC Animal Care.
  • Attended a CEO Leadership Alliance meeting. 
  • Participated in a Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer in Rancho Mission Viejo that included the Ladera Rancho, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente Chambers of Commerce.
  • Hosted a County Information Booth at Rancho Family Fest 2018 in Rancho Santa Margarita. To view a photo album of the event, please visit my website.
L-R: With RSM Councilman Tony Beall, Mayor Mike Vaughn, and Councilmembers Brad McGirr and Carol Gamble at Rancho Family Fest.

With my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, and my Office Intern, Rosemary Contreras, in RSM.

Welcoming attendees to the Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer in Rancho Mission Viejo.

With Ladera Ranch Civic Council Member Steph Ramsey at the Multi-Chamber Networking Mixer.
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My Staff:
  • Staffed my County Information Booth at Rancho Family Fest in RSM.
  • Presented a proclamation Joanne Frank at her retirement open house after 15 years with Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR). 
My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a retirement proclamation to Joanne Frank at OCAR.
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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
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:
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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