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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
November 30, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 48
Bartlett Bulletin
Unanimously Elected as 1st Vice President of California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

This week, I was pleased to be unanimously elected to serve as 1st Vice President of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for 2019 at our 124th annual meeting held in San Diego. With roots dating back to 1895, CSAC represents California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.  

It has been an honor to represent our county on CSAC since first taking office as 5th District Supervisor. Moreover, I'm especially pleased to be the first Orange County Supervisor to serve on the CSAC Executive Committee since 1951-52, as well as being the first woman to represent Orange County on its Board of Directors.

With the unanimous support of County Supervisors throughout our state, I look forward to providing the leadership entrusted to me in my new role as 1st Vice President, as CSAC advocates on behalf of county interests and defends against unfair state mandates. Additionally, CSAC will engage in meaningful discussion with the state on topics of vital interest, including public safety, homelessness, transportation, and more.

At our annual meeting, we also elected the remaining CSAC Executive Officers, including Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass (President), Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore (2nd Vice President), and Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez (Immediate Past President).

L-R: With newly elected 2nd Vice President James Gore, Immediate Past President Leticia Perez and President Virginia Bass, taking the Oath of Office as the 2019 Executive Officers of CSAC.
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2018 Long-Range Transportation Plan Complete

As Chairwoman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, I'm pleased to report that OCTA has been working with the public to develop the 2018 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) since early 2017.

The LRTP is updated every four years to identify Orange County’s transportation needs and investments over the next 20 years. The final 2018 LRTP is now complete and can be viewed here.

The LRTP addresses Orange County’s future transportation needs by delivering on commitments, providing transportation choices, and maintaining Orange County’s quality of life.

Throughout the public engagement process, the following key themes emerged and helped define the LRTP’s vision:

  • Keep Orange County Moving
  • Expand Transit Options
  • Invest in improvements across all modes to relieve congestion

A short-term action plan was also created to explore additional transportation needs and opportunities. The results of these efforts will be captured in the next LRTP, anticipated for 2022.

Now that the 2018 LRTP is complete, it will be submitted to the Southern California Association of Governments as input for the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. To learn more about the 2018 LRTP, click here.

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HCA Issues Ocean and Bay Rain Advisory

The Environmental Health Division of the Health Care Agency (HCA) advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters, close to storm drains, and the outlets of creeks and rivers during and after rainstorms. 

The elevated bacterial levels in the coastal ocean waters may continue for a period of at least 3 days, depending upon the intensity of the rain and volume of the runoff. Swimmers should avoid Orange County coastal waters during this time, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach.
Storm drains, creeks, and rivers carry floodwaters and urban runoff to the ocean. Urban runoff may include fertilizers, road oils, animal wastes, and litter.  During and after rain events, discharges may contain large amounts of bacteria from a variety of sources such as animal wastes and decomposing vegetation.

Sewage is not normally present in the storm runoff since the sewer system is separate from the storm drain system. In the event of a sewage spill, the Environmental Health Division will quarantine the affected ocean or bay water area. To report a sewage spill, call (714) 433-6419.
For information regarding Orange County ocean, bay, or harbor postings and closures, visit

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Treasurer-Tax Collector: 1st Installment Reminder

This is a reminder from the Orange County Treasure-Tax Collector (TTC) that Monday, December 10, 2018 is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes without penalty. If not paid, a 10% delinquency penalty will be added to the amount due.

Check the payment status of your property taxes on their self-service website by inputting your APN or property address. If you have any questions, you may also email the TTC, or call (714) 834-3411 weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Boat Parade of Lights and Western Wonderland!

I cordially invite you and yours to experience the magic of the holidays in Dana Point Harbor during "A Western Wonderland” and the 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy festive family activities with a western twist by the water on select dates!

The Boat Parade of Lights takes place Saturdays and Sundays - December 7 & 8, 14 & 15 - as well as free family activities throughout Dana Point Harbor, including games, crafts, live entertainment, and selfies with Santa, all with a western theme. Festivities begin at 4:30 PM, and the Boat Parade at 7:30 PM.

Kids sparkle with delight at the sight of Santa in Dana Point Harbor.

Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages are encouraged to dress in their favorite western gear and watch the beautiful boats sail through the harbor, showing off their country-western decorations, animation, color and lights. 

Free trolleys will run each night of the Boat Parade from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM, dropping off and picking up merry makers along Dana Point Harbor Drive at Doheny State Beach, the Visitor’s Center, Ocean Institute, Baby Beach, Island Way, Retail Area, and back to Doheny.

Don't miss Candy Cane Lane and boatloads of fun for all ages!

Sail through the harbor in the holiday spirit Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2, from 10 AM to 2 PM, during Boat Rides with Santa!

Pet Project Foundation is also pleased to host the 7th Annual Santa Paws event. Bring your pet to the harbor Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 AM to 3 PM to have their picture taken with Santa. Proceeds support the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. 

For more information on the "Western Wonderland” in Dana Point Harbor and 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights, please click here or on the image below.

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County Connections
Homeless Persons Memorial Service
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Hobie Alter Exhibit at John Wayne Airport
Hobie Altar: Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in Surfing and Sailing

Very few individuals will have as much impact on a sport as Hobart “Hobie” Alter did for water sports. He revolutionized surfing and also expanded the adventure of sailing with his invention of the Hobie Catamaran.

Through spring 2019, the history of Hobie Alter’s life and legacy will be on display in John Wayne Airport’s Vi Smith Concourse Gallery. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit on the Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C, and in the free-standing display cases across from Gate 14.

The exhibit includes a comprehensive narrative of Hobie’s early beginnings creating the first polyurethane foam surfboard in the late 1950s, to the opening of his surf shop in Dana Point, which ultimately established “surf lifestyle” apparel, as well as his invention of a beach launchable catamaran in 1968 and multi-colored sails in the 1970s. For more information, click here.

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Opportunities for New Concessions at JWA
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JWA Launches New “Helping Hands” Program

John Wayne Airport (JWA) has announced a new “Helping Hands” program, designed to lend a hand to travelers, families and caregivers for individuals with hidden disabilities, such as Autism, by providing assistance and support to alleviate their experience in the Airport.

Helping Hands is a free service, available daily from 6 AM to 11 PM. To learn more about Helping Hands or to schedule a tour, please click here.

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Critter Chronicles
Pet Photos with Santa Claus at OC Animal Care!
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Canine Pet of the Week: Meet Dale!
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Anatomy of the CAT
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Lake Forest: Pet Photos with Santa!
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Out and About in South County
Dana Point: Winter Festival and Tree Lighting

Join the City of Dana Point for its Winter Festival & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1 from 12 PM to 7 PM at La Plaza Park, 34111 La Plaza. Activities include a visit from Santa, reindeer, snow, crafts for kids, cookie decorating, holiday entertainment, petting zoo, tree lighting, free cookies and hot chocolate, a holiday movie, and much more!

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RSM: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Enjoy the sights, sounds and treats of the season in Rancho Santa Margarita while singing along to holiday music. Create precious memories with family and friends at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 1, beginning at 5 PM at Lago Santa Margarita Lakeshore Park (by the Mercado Del Lago Shopping Center). This event is free for SAMLARC residents and their guests.

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San Clemente: Santa's Village by the Sea
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San Juan Capistrano: Christmas Celebration
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Aliso Viejo: "All is Bright" Holiday Celebration

Aliso Viejo presents its All is Bright Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, Dec 3, featuring a spectacular aerial dance show to help usher in the holiday season. The 2nd annual celebration is from 5:30 PM to 8 PM, near the fountain in Aliso Viejo Town Center, 26703 Aliso Creek Road. The aerial show will bring the awe of Cirque du Soleil, as performers demonstrate their amazing acrobatic skills. Patrons will enjoy magical snowfall, train rides, caroling, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Anna and Elsa of “Frozen.” Santa will also arrive in grand style before the lighting of the Christmas tree that will be hoisted over the Town Center fountain!

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Laguna Beach: Hospitality Night

Every year on the first Friday in December, Laguna Beach celebrates Hospitality Night. This year's event along Forest Avenue is on Friday, December 7 from 5 PM to 10 PM. Portions of Forest Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Beach Street, and the Peppertree Parking Lot will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event. 

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Lake Forest: Candle Light Walk at Heritage Hill
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Mission Viejo: 24th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity
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Laguna Hills: Breakfast with Santa

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa will be arriving Saturday, December 8 at the Laguna Hills Community Center from 9 AM to 11 AM for a morning full of holiday fun, including a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, click here.

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Laguna Niguel: 2019 Holiday Parade

Experience the sights and sounds of the season during the annual Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8. Enjoy over 100 exciting entries from 10 AM to 12 PM, including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes, fun attractions, and much more! Parade watchers are encouraged to bring chairs and take advantage of the free shuttle, available from the Federal Building parking lot off Dorine & El Lazo. 

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Laguna Beach: Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust

The Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach features 175 artists and makers, three stages of live music and entertainment, thousands of lights and decorations, glassblowing and art demos, hands-on pottery wheel and art classes, falling snow and holiday photo-ops with Santa, outdoor eateries and cafes, festive saloon offerings, and much more! Weekends only from 10 AM to 7 PM through Dec. 16. For more info, click here.

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Lake Forest: Elf Yourself 5K Charity Event
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This Week I
  • Chaired the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting.
  • Participated in the OCTA groundbreaking celebration and signing ceremony of the Full-Funding Grant Agreement for the OC Streetcar Project from Santa Ana to Garden Grove.
  • Attended the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) annual meeting, where I was unanimously elected First Vice President of the Board of Directors.
L-R: With fellow 2019 Executive Officers - 2nd Vice President James Gore, President Virginia Bass, and Immediate Past President Leticia Perez - at the CSAC annual meeting in San Diego. 

With the OCTA Board of Directors at the groundbreaking celebration for the OC Streetcar Project.

Participating in the signing ceremony of the Full-Funding Grant Agreement for the OC Streetcar Project.
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My Staff
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Dunn-Edwards Paints in San Clemente. 
  • Presented a certificate of recognition in honor of the ribbon cutting ceremony for iTan in Lake Forest.
At the ribbon cutting for Dunn-Edwards Paints in San Clemente. 
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Elected Officials in the Community
San Clemente Mayor Tim Brown at the ribbon cutting for Dunn-Edwards Paints.
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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 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

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Pauline Colvin
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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