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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
November 9, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 45
Happy Veterans Day!

On November 11, 1918, the Allied nations and Germany signed the armistice, formally ending the hostilities of World War I. One hundred years later, we rightfully continue to recognize this day in tribute to all veterans who have served our great nation. 

Veterans will be deservedly honored Sunday throughout Orange County. Please see the "Out and About in South County" section of my newsletter below to locate a Veterans Day observance near you. Thank you to all the cities and organizations holding these patriotic celebrations!

And, of course, to all veterans everywhere, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for your meritorious and courageous service to our country and in defense of the freedoms with which we are blessed. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Veterans Day!

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Bartlett Bulletin
2018 General Election Results in Orange County

The 2018 General Midterm Election took place Tuesday, but many contested races in Orange County remain too close to call. With a reported 40 percent of votes countywide still left to be counted, it could take days or weeks before the final results are known.

For the most current election results in Orange County and more information, please visit the OC Registrar of Voters website.

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U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday Marines!
(Photos courtesy of Mark Montgomery Photography

In honor of the 243rd Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps this week, I had the pleasure of attending the Marine Corps League - South Coast Detachment's Marine Corps Birthday Celebration in Dana Point at Cannons Seafood Grill.

Ceremonial cutting of the USMC birthday cake.

During the evening's festivities, I was given the honor of conducting the ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake, the first piece of which was served to the oldest Marine present and then shared by the youngest Marine present.

Serving the first piece of cake to the oldest & youngest Marines present.

I was also pleased to present certificates of recognition to Burton Brown, Commandant of the Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment (MCL-SCD), as well as to Greg and Lisa Mortimer, Operating Partners of Cannons Seafood Grill, for their longstanding support of VFW Post 9934, the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, and MCL-SCD.

With MCL-SCD Commandant Burton Brown.

In addition, attendees were treated to a birthday video, featuring the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller and Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, speaking to Marines and Sailors about the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood, 100 years of women serving in the Marine Corps, and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley.

To view the inspirational Marine Corps birthday video, please click the image below. Happy Birthday Marines!

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Homelessness 101: South Orange County
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South County Active Shooter Training Workshop
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Prima Deshecha Landfill Cooperative Agreement

This week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new cooperative agreement with the City of San Juan Capistrano for operation of Prima Deshecha Landfill

Prima Deshecha, like all of Orange County's landfills, is seeing less trash than originally anticipated. Initial estimates had called for Prima Deshecha to reach capacity in December of 2019; however, reductions in trash deliveries have expanded its usable lifespan to 2050.

Through collaboration with the City of San Juan Capistrano and OC Waste and Recycling, we have delivered a fair and equitable agreement that ensures we can continue to responsibly serve the needs of South County's waste disposal.

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County Connections
2018 CSAC Challenge and Merit Award Winners

As 2nd Vice President of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Board of Directors, I was pleased to have CSAC Executive Director Graham Knaus attend our Board of Supervisors meeting this week to present the 2018 CSAC Challenge and Merit Awards in recognition of various Orange County programs.

The annual awards honor the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California Counties.

One Orange County program received the highest honor, a Challenge Award, while three others received the Merit Award. These programs were selected from a field of 275 applicants.

Congratulations to our Challenge Award winner!

Orange County Child Support Services received the Challenge Award for its Teen Parent Program and work performing specialized outreach to minor parents. The program creates pathways to education and long-term parental success. 

And congratulations to our Merit Award winners!

OC Parks: 2017 Wildfire Recovery Project

Clerk Recorder: G2G - Government to Government Recording Made Easy

OC Public Libraries: Career Online High School
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EcoChallenge Day Collection at the Honda Center

Are you an Anaheim Ducks fan and have a few old items you need to get rid of? If so, OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) is hosting its 2018 Eco Challenge Day Collection event Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 AM to 11 AM in the Honda Center parking lot.

The public is encouraged to take advantage of free certified paper shredding, or donate e-waste, gently-used clothing and household goods. This year, patrons can also donate gently used pet items for OC Animal Care (no pet toys please). For more information on what you can bring, please click here.

Stop by the family fun zone for educational activity booths, a roller hockey zone, hang out with the Ducks Street Team, or get a chance to win Anaheim Ducks tickets, autographed Ducks memorabilia or tickets to Discovery Cube OC! For more information, click here.  

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Critter Chronicles
Canine Pet of the Week: Meet Andy!
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Out and About in South County
Saddleback College Veterans Day 5K & Kids Ruck
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Dana Point: Veterans Day Program

VFW Post 9934 and the City of Dana Point will present a Veterans Day program Saturday, November 11, at the Dana Point Veterans Memorial starting at 10 AM. The Memorial is located at 34201 Selva Road, at Strand Beach, just off Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, please click here.

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Laguna Beach: Veterans Day Ceremony

The Laguna Beach American Legion will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony to recognize all veterans for their service protecting our country at 11 AM Sunday, November 11 at the Legion Hall, 384 Legion Street.

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Laguna Niguel: Veterans Day Ceremony
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Lake Forest: Veterans Day Observance
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Mission Viejo: Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Mission Viejo invites you to honor and remember the men and women of our Armed Forces on Sunday, November 11 from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Norman P. Murray Community Center. For more information, please click here.

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RSM: Veterans Day Recognition
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This Week I
  • Participated in the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Regional Planning and Highways Committee meeting.
  • Participated in the OCTA Environmental Oversight Committee meeting.
  • Participated in the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, presented CSAC Challenge Awards to various Orange County programs, and adjourned our meeting in memory of Jim Swenson of Dana Point and Bernie Allen of San Clemente.
  • Gave opening remarks at the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government Credential Program.
  • Participated in a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency.
  • Participated in a televised round-table discussion on Village Television in Laguna Woods regarding the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project with our P3 partners – Bryon Ward, Bob Olson and Joe Ueberroth. More on this in next week's newsletter.
  • Participated in the USMC 243rd birthday celebration hosted by the Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment.
With Lt. Col. John Hunt (left), Commandant Burton Brown (right), and the youngest & oldest Marines present at the USMC birthday celebration.
(Photo courtesy of Mark Montgomery Photography

With Pete Hammer, Commandant-Emeritus of the Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, and Willa Porter at the USMC celebration.

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My Staff
  • Attend the USMC 243rd birthday celebration hosted by the Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Branches Olive Oil Company in Mission Viejo.
My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, with Lt. Col. John Hunt at the 243rd Marine Corps birthday celebration in Dana Point.
(Photo courtesy of Mark Montgomery Photography) 

At the ribbon cutting for Branches Olive Oil Company in Mission Viejo.
(Photo courtesy of TAKATA Photo & Design)
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For questions or comments regarding my E-Newsletter, please contact my office staff at (714) 834-3550 or email my Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, at
In This Issue
orange arrow Happy Veterans Day!
orange arrow Bartlett Bulletin
orange arrow County Connections
orange arrow Critter Chronicles
orange arrow Out and About in South County
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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