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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
September 21, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 38
Bartlett Bulletin
Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project Meeting
Aerial view of Dana Point Harbor and surrounding communities.

I'm pleased to report the first 4 deliverables from our P3 partner, Dana Point Harbor Partners, have been submitted. The documents, which include the slip license agreement, dry storage agreement, slip waitlist policy, and slip transition policy, can be viewed in their entirety by clicking here.

To learn more about the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project and provide input, please attend the Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board meeting Monday, September 24 at 5 PM in the Ocean Institute's Samueli Hall. 

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Los Patrones Parkway Opens to the Public

I'm pleased to report the first phase of Los Patrones Parkway opened to the public last week. The County's new arterial highway connects Oso Parkway to Chiquita Canyon Drive and was built without the use of taxpayer dollars.

The roadway features two wildlife crossings that will support animals of all varieties, including deer, bobcats and coyotes. Additionally, the project includes over 100 acres of adjacent habitat restoration. Phase two of Los Patrones Parkway (Chiquita Canyon Drive to Cow Camp Road) is anticipated to open in late 2018.

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OC Parks Project Earns Prestigious Award

Congratulations to our fantastic OC Parks team for receiving the Flood Management Project of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-LA)! The award was in recognition of the Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration and the Stormwater Management Project in Riley Wilderness Park, both of which are in my district.

The Project also won a 2018 Environmental/Conservation Award from National Association of Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) for correcting a significant erosion problem using minimal permanent-impact engineering techniques. See the amazing "Before and After" photos below!

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11th Annual South County Preparedness Expo

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County Connections
September is National Preparedness Month

When a disaster strikes, the impact on the community can be devastating. It’s imperative to take steps now to prepare yourself and your family for any type of emergency. September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time to get started. You can begin by taking the following steps:

  • Register with AlertOC and sign up for emergency alerts and notifications. Signing up only takes a few minutes.
  • Start your kit today by purchasing bottled water (one gallon per person per day). Other important supplies include non-perishable food items, first aid supplies, prescription medications, flashlights, cell phone charger, and a battery-powered radio. For a complete checklist of supplies, visit
  • Decide on a family reunification location, designate an out-of-state contact, and discuss, agree on and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For sample plans, see Work with your neighbors, colleagues and others to build a community network of resilience.

Make your emergency plan today and encourage those you know and love to do the same. When an emergency arises, you can implement your family emergency plan. Find out more about National Preparedness Month.

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Clerk-Recorder Special Saturday Opening
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Take the EcoChallenge with Keynan Middleton

Here’s a great way for families to learn how to be champion recyclers and show your Angels pride. On Saturday, September 22, you are invited to take the EcoChallenge and meet Angels pitcher Keynan Middleton at the Discovery Cube OC! 

Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana.

Keynan Middleton will sign autographs from 1:30 to 3 PM, and  you can learn how to make earth-friendly choices while shopping at Discovery Market, beat the clock playing Race-to-Recycle, and step into the Eco-Garage to learn what should be taken to a household hazardous waste collection center. While supplies last, guests can also receive a pair of Angels tickets and swag bag!

Take the EcoChallenge and meet Angels Pitcher Keynan Middleton!

For details, visit or follow @OCWaste on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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Critter Chronicles
Feline Pet of the Week: Meet Benny!

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County Receives $100K Kitten Grant

Kittens under 8 weeks old are the highest risk population at shelters in Southern California and across the country. To help save more kittens at Orange County Animal Care (OCAC), Best Friends Animal Society awarded the County a $100,000 “Save Them All” kitten grant.

I'm happy to report the grant will decrease kitten euthanasia at OCAC by 15% in its first year by expanding foster programs, especially for “bottle baby” kittens, and providing resources for supplies, medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchips for kittens in foster care.

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South County Spotlight
Laguna Food Pantry Celebrates 25 Years

Last Sunday, I was pleased to present a proclamation in honor of the 25-year anniversary celebration of Laguna Food Pantry, which has been providing free, fresh, nutritious groceries to individuals and families in need since 1993, when volunteers founded the organization to address the urgent need for food from residents of the fire-ravaged Laguna Beach community.

Presenting a proclamation to Laguna Food Pantry Board Chair Dr. Korey Jorgensen and Vice Chair Suriya Mastroberti.

Believing no one should go hungry and recognizing an ever-present and growing need for free and nutritious food in our community, Laguna Food Pantry graciously serves all those who find their way to its door from across Orange County. As such, the organization rescues food every weekday from area grocery stores, thereby distributing 4,000 lbs. of food daily and serving over 400 families in South County weekly.

I want to thank Laguna Food Pantry and its 120+ volunteers for their outstanding dedication to collecting and distributing food to people in need.

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Out and About in South County
Laguna Beach: Sunset Serenades

Sunset Serenades returns Friday evenings in September at 5:30 PM. The FREE concerts take place in a stunning setting at the Heisler Park Amphitheater, located at Cliff Dr. and Jasmine St. in Laguna Beach. See below for details:

  • 9/21 - Dr. Jane G. Ferruzzo (Virtuoso Harpist)
  • 9/28 - Beatles Singalong with Jason Feddy
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Laguna Beach: Smithsonian Museum Day

On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 AM to 5 PM, art patrons can enjoy FREE admission to Laguna Art Museum as part of the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people Sept. 22.

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Dana Point: Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
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Doheny State Beach: Ohana Festival

Enjoy three days of family fun and great music at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point during the Ohana Festival September 28-30. The event benefits Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation.  

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Laguna Beach: Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

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San Clemente: 31stĀ Annual Seafest

The Seafest in San Clemente is FREE, featuring a Chowder Cook-Off Competition, Fisherman's Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Children's Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation, taking place Sunday, October 7 at the historic San Clemente Pier area! Free shuttle parking at San Clemente High School from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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This week I:
  • Presented a proclamation in honor of the 25-year anniversary celebration of Laguna Food Pantry.
  • Flew to Washington, D.C., as Chairwoman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, to interview federal lobbyists.
  • Appeared on a panel of speakers with Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Senator Pat Bates, and Assemblyman Steven Choi at the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.
At the 25-year celebration for Laguna Food Pantry with Board Vice Chair Suriya Mastroberti and Laguna Beach Councilwoman Toni Iseman.

At the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.
(Photos courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

Speaking on the panel with Assemblyman Steven Choi at the Lake Forest Chamber Legislative Luncheon.

With Aliso Viejo Councilman Mike Munzing, Lou Penrose, Congresswoman Mimi Walters, and Laguna Niguel Councilman Fred Minagar at the Lake Forest Legislative Luncheon.

With Lake Forest Mayor Jim Gardner, Mayor Pro Tem Leah Basile, and Assemblyman Steven Choi at the Legislative Luncheon.
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My Staff:
  • Welcomed attendees and introduced the movie, "Jaws," at the final OC Parks Sunset Cinema at Salt Creek Beach Park.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Becoming Church in Aliso Viejo.
  • Attended the Rancho Santa Margarita State of the City Breakfast with Mayor Mike Vaughn and presented a proclamation to the RSM Business of the Year, CalWest Bank.
  • Attended a check presentation ceremony at Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach, as Bank of America awarded Executive Director Dawn Price a check for $200,000 in appreciation of Friendship Shelter being a leading provider of permanent solutions to end homelessness in OC.
My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at the Bank of America check presentation ceremony at Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach.

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Becoming Church in Aliso Viejo.

Welcoming attendees to the final OC Parks Sunset Cinema of the summer at Salt Creek Beach.
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Elected Officials in the Community
RSM Mayor Mike Vaughn delivering the State of the City.

Senator Pat Bates at the RSM State of the City.

Assemblyman Bill Brough at the RSM State of the City.
(Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

RSM Councilman Brad McGirr, Councilwoman Carol Gamble, Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Holloway, Mayor Mike Vaughn, and Councilman Tony Beall at the State of the City.
(Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd, City Manager Laura Parisi, Councilwoman Toni Iseman, and Friendship Shelter Executive Director Dawn Price at the Bank of America check presentation ceremony.

Congresswoman Mimi Walters speaking on the panel with Senator Pat Bates at the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon.
(Photos courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)

El Toro Water District Board Vice President Jose Vergara and Lake Forest Councilman Scott Voigts at the Legislative Luncheon.

El Toro Water District Board Members Mark Monin and Kathryn Freshley at the Legislative Luncheon.

OC Clerk Recorder Hugh Nguyen, who migrated to the US as a child from Viet Nam after the fall of Saigon, being interview by ABC News at the Old County Courthouse regarding being reunited many years later with his American father after locating him online.
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In This Issue
orange arrow Bartlett Bulletin
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Critter Chronicles
orange arrow South County Spotlight
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

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

James Alley
Communications Advisor

Pauline Colvin
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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