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Lisa Bartlett - Supervisor, Fifth District
February 16, 2018 Volume 5 Issue 7
Fifth District Highlights
A Discussion on Ending Homelessness

Welcoming our South County elected officials at the Discussion on Ending Homelessness.
In recent years, Orange County has experienced a significant increase in street homelessness. This is a serious issue that affects every community in Orange County and cannot be solved without collaboration.

United Way CEO Sue Parks interviews Andrae Bailey at the South County Discussion on Ending Homelessness.
Last week I convened a meeting of South County elected officials, along with Sue Parks (President/CEO, Orange County United Way), Heather Stratman (President/CEO, ACC-OC) and Andrae Bailey, a nationally recognized leader in strategies to combat homelessness and CEO of the Lead Homelessness Initiative, which reduced street homelessness in Central Florida by 50% in three years. Mr. Bailey is now a consultant for Orange County United Way, which is preparing to launch a similar initiative in Orange County, CA.

The County of Orange is currently working with stakeholders to develop a system of care that serves the homeless population. The comprehensive system will include integrated mental health, substance abuse and primary care services, enhanced shelter capacity, greater availability of recuperative care and, most importantly, more permanent supportive housing.

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) provides a stable housing unit, individualized case management and supportive services to the chronically homeless population with disabilities. Providing housing with wraparound services leads to great health outcomes and reduces overall costs.

A cost study conducted by UCI and United Way indicated that $300 million was spent on homelessness within one fiscal year between the County, cities, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and community based organizations. Providing stable housing with case management, along with social and medical services would reduce the cost of serving the most medically fragile homeless individuals. This reduction would be seen at 50% per capita, $100,000 a year for the unsheltered versus $50,000 a year for those in housing.

Through the collaboration between the County, ACC-OC, OCMind, Orange County United Way and other critical stakeholders we will develop a community wide plan that allows us to create the infrastructure needed to effectively end chronic homelessness.
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Don't Miss the 2018 South County Pet Expo!

Pets and their owners enjoying the 2017 South County Pet Expo.
This enormously popular third annual event is being presented by my office, in partnership with the City of Lake Forest, The Pet Adoption Center of Orange County, and Mount of Olives Church – Mission Viejo. The Pet Expo will be held Saturday, March 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM in The Commons greenbelt area at Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

Bruce Cameron will be signing his books at the 2018 South County Pet Expo.
The 2018 South County Pet Expo is pleased to present special guest, W. Bruce Cameron, author of the New York Times Bestseller and major motion picture, “A Dog’s Purpose.” Cameron, who recently finished shooting his latest movie, “A Dog’s Way Home,” starring Ashley Judd, will be at the Pet Expo to conduct a book signing for all attendees.

This family and pet friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, as well as food trucks, music and entertainment.

As an added bonus, Mount of Olives Church – Mission Viejo will perform a special Blessing of the Animals for all pets present at the Expo! Overflow parking and shuttle service will also be available at Saddleback Church, directly across the street from the Pet Expo, at the parking lot on the corner of Portola Parkway and Purpose Drive.

We look forward to seeing you and your well-behaved pet (leashes required) at the South County Pet Expo! To view pictures of last year's event, see the photo album. For more information about the 2018 Pet Expo, please click on the flyer below.

Click on the image above to view a PDF version.
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OC Parks Initiates Firewood Policy
OC Parks is initiating a new firewood policy designed to reduce the risk of damaging Orange County’s oak and sycamore woodlands and other trees from invasive pests.

Effective today, visitors to OC Parks’ two camping parks, Caspers Wilderness Park and O’Neill Regional Park, both in the Fifth District, may no longer bring or burn outside firewood, unless it is commercially produced, heat treated and labeled “Pest Free” or “Safe to Move.” This is due to highly invasive and destructive non-native insects that could travel in firewood and decimate local tree populations.

The Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) and Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) are invasive pests contributing to ongoing tree mortality in California, and both have been found in Orange County. These pests and pathogens can easily be moved from place to place by hiding in firewood. Campgrounds around the state are taking steps to slow the spread of tree pests by limiting the movement of firewood.

Wood from shipping pallets, scrap lumber, tree trimming services, etc. is prohibited. Gathering of dead wood or other plant material within the park is not permitted.

Treated firewood bundles will be available for purchase at the park office of our camping parks.

Thank you for doing your part to protect the campsites you love and conserve our natural resources. To find out more about the pests and firewood, please go to:
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DUI Saturation Patrols in Laguna Niguel
Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy from 6 PM Friday, Feb. 16, to 2 AM Saturday, Feb. 17, in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests in City of Laguna Niguel.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or "DDVIP", free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft, or Curb. Remember, if you see a drunk driver, call 911.
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Dana Point Harbor Construction Alert

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County Connections
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Dedicated to serving frail seniors, CalOptima’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is expanding through new partnerships with selected Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) centers. With access to these centers, more seniors may join PACE and existing PACE participants will gain more options to receive adult day health care that suits their culture, location or medical condition.

Adult day services are an integral part of PACE, a community-based program launched in 2013 to deliver coordinated care that helps seniors with chronic health conditions live as independently as possible. The CBAS centers will function as satellite locations for the PACE program. The centers can provide most of the core PACE services, such as personal care, restorative therapy, recreational therapy, social services and more, while CalOptima’s main PACE center in Garden Grove maintains responsibility for primary care and care planning.

After a thorough review of service quality, financial stability, operational capabilities and more, the following five CBAS centers qualified for partnerships:
  • South County Adult Day Services, Laguna Woods
  • Acacia Adult Day Services, Garden Grove
  • SeniorServ Anaheim Adult Day Health Care, Anaheim
  • SeniorServ Santa Ana Adult Day Health Care, Santa Ana
  • Sultan Adult Day Health Care Center, Anaheim
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HCA Launches New "Every Woman OC" Website
The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) in partnership with the Orange County Perinatal Council is proud to announce the launch of a new website with the goal of providing essential health information and resources to women who are considering pregnancy, pregnant, or in the postpartum period with infants through their first year of life.

Recognizing the need for reproductive age women to easily access accurate and up-to-date pregnancy and postpartum health information, the website was developed through the collaborative efforts of public and private partners.

Women in the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods can find information on medical services, nutrition and healthy weight, healthy relationships, substance use, the home and work environment and infant care. The website has rich content with national, state, and local resources pertinent to these and other topics. The content is also available in Spanish at
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Critter Chronicles
Pet of the Week

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Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month
February is Rabbit Month at the Orange County Animal Shelter. For the entire month, all spay/neuter and microchip fees will be waived for rabbit adoptions! Hop on down to the shelter and find some bunny to love!

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Spay Day
Saturday, February 24 is Spay Day USA! All animals adopted on February 24 will be spayed or neutered for free! This event is from 11 AM to 5 PM.

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Out and About In South County
Dana Point: Festival of Whales
Come join the City of Dana Point - March 3 & 4, 10 & 11 - as we celebrate the annual migration of the Gray whale with family friendly activities, including a street fair, marine mammal lecture series, Ocean Awareness events, and delicious food over both weekends. Whale watching can also be done every day of the festival from a lookout point or on a boat. All events will take place in Dana Point near the harbor. For a map and more information visit the event webpage at or see the flyer below.

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Laguna Niguel: Inaugural Senior Games
The City of Laguna Niguel is proud to present its first ever “Senior Games.” The Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, March 9 at the Sea Country Senior and Community Center from 4 PM to 6 PM. Seniors 55 and older will compete in a number of sports, including billiards, table tennis, bocce ball, pickleball, soccer, and swimming Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The registration fee is $10 for nonresidents and free for Laguna Niguel residents. See the event flyer for more information.
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Laguna Woods: Black History Month

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Irvine: OC Older Driver Mobility Training
Let's help make everyone safe on the road. If you work with the elderly or even have an older relative, sign up for this training course so you can help an elder stay safe and mobile. The training will take place on March 7 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Alzheimer's Orange County Office. You must RSVP, as space is limited. See the flyer below for details.

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Mission Viejo: Community Health Fair and 5k Run
Lace up your tennis shoes and get ready to take a trek along the Oso Creek Trail for the cause of your choice Saturday March 3, 7:30 AM to 11 AM at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. The event is an extension of the annual Community Health Fair and in honor of the City’s 30th anniversary celebration this year. Early registration ends at 4 PM February 24. Register before then and you’ll receive an event T-shirt along with discounted fees. After that, the cost to participate increases. For more information, visit the event webpage Oso Fit Mission Viejo
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San Clemente: 90th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the City's 90th anniversary during San Clemente Day, Saturday, February 24 from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the San Clemente Pier, Beach Club, and historical sites. Enjoy FREE Trolley Rides, a Fishing Derby, Recreation Swim, Cake Cutting and Ice Cream Social. Historical luncheon at the Ole Hanson Beach Club $25. Register for the Derby and Luncheon online. For more information, visit the San Clemente website or check out the event flyer below.

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San Juan Capsitrano: Annual Kid's Pet Parade
Come out to Los Rios Park this Saturday the 17 at 12 PM for the Annual Kid's Pet Parade. Children between the ages of 5 through 12 can show off their favorite animals in contests for Best Team Costume, Best Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard Animal and Best Bird. There is a $5 entry fee and all pets must be leashed, haltered or caged and an adult must accompany children. Registration begins at 10 AM. For more information, see the event webpage.
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This week I:
  • Participated in a Discussion to End Homelessness with South County Elected Officials and City Managers in partnership with Orange County United Way and ACC-OC.
  • Attended a meeting with CalTrans, the City of Laguna Beach, and The Orange County Transportation Agency regarding improvements to Laguna Canyon Road.
  • Participated in The Orange County Transportation Agency Board meeting.
  • Participated in a Land Agency Formation Committee meeting.
  • Attended and was honored at Women in Transportation reception.
  • Spoke at an OCAR Local Government Relations South Committee Meeting about the State of the County.
  • Attended the South Coast Plaza Year of the Dog Reception celebrating Lunar New Year.
  • Flew to Sacramento to participate in the CSAC Board of Directors meeting and also met with various state leaders, including Governor Brown.
  • Last week I participated in the Transportation Corridor Agencies Joint Board Meeting.

At the CSAC Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento with Governor Brown.

L-R: With Sue Parks (CEO, OC United Way), Heather Stratman (CEO, ACC-OC) and Andrae Bailey (CEO, Lead Homelessness Initiative) at the South County Discussion on Ending Homelessness.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / Takata Photo & Design)

L-R: With Scott Larson, Adam Wood, Steve LaMotte, and my Chief of Staff, Victor Cao, meeting at the BIA-OC.
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My Staff:
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Shredz Gym ribbon cutting ceremony in Ladera Ranch.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Top Notch Fitness ribbon cutting ceremony in Lake Forest.
  • Presented a certificate of recognition at the Pacific Sotheby's International Realty ribbon cutting in San Clemente.

My Community Relations Advisor, Sergio Prince, presenting a certificate of recognition at the Shredz Gym ribbon cutting in Ladera Ranch.

At the Top Notch Fitness ribbon cutting in Lake Forest.
(Photo courtesy of Ildiko Takata / Takata Photo & Design)

Presenting a certificate of recognition at the Pacific Sotheby's International Realty ribbon cutting in San Clemente.
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Elected Officials in the Community

Senator Pat Bates at the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner.

L-R: Assemblyman Bill Brough, San Clemente Mayor Tim Brown and Councilman Steven Swartz at the Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner.

San Clemente Councilwoman Kathy Ward at the Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Dinner.
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In This Issue
orange arrow Fifth District Highlights
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

Kelley Lee
Senior Policy Advisor

James Dinwiddie
Senior Policy Advisor

Sara May
Policy Advisor

Mary Follo
Policy Aide

Sergio Prince
Community Relations Advisor

Tanya Flink
Office Manager

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