Bill Campbell’s Third District Report
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on June 10, 2012
This came over the wire from Supervisor Bill Campbell’s office on Friday…
Welcome to this edition of “Bill Campbell’s Third District Report,” an electronic newsletter keeping you updated about the events taking place in the County of Orange and in the Third District. It is my hope that you find this distribution informative and I would encourage you to contact me regarding any thoughts, comments, or concerns you may have.
IN THIS ISSUE…
1. BOARD AGENDA
2. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
3. TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES
4. JUNE 5TH PRIMARY ELECTION
Chief of Staff
Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda
Deputy Chief of Staff
Orange, Orange Park Acres, Villa Park
Silverado, Santiago, Modjeska, Trabuco Canyons
North Tustin, Tustin
Office Manager/Executive Secretary
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June 8, 2012 Volume: 10 Issue: 21
BOARD AGENDA There was no regular Board meeting this week. The County Budget hearings will be held on Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Measure M2 M2020 Plan Development- At Monday’s OCTA Executive Committee meeting, the Committee received an update on OCTA’s development of the Measure M2 M2020 Plan. The M2020 Plan will outline the projects and programs for all modes—freeway, streets and roads, transit and environmental mitigation- that can be accomplished between now and the year 2020, along with anticipated schedules and major milestones for each project. The goal of the plan is to accelerate projects in order to take advantage of leveraging today’s favorable bidding environment and low debt costs while minimizing the risk of future inflation and bringing mobility improvements sooner. The final plan will be presented to the Board of Directors in summer 2012. For the presentation, click here.
Planning Division Performance Metrics- The Executive Committee also received a presentation from the OCTA Planning Division regarding metrics to evaluate the Division’s performance. For the presentation, click here.
SR-91 Advisory Committee- I attended the quarterly meeting of the SR-91 Advisory Committee. The Committee received a presentation on the 2012 Draft SR-91 Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan outlines the timeline for planned congestion improvement projects along State Route 91. Under the plan, $170.5 million in improvements are scheduled for completion by 2015. Specifically, the plan calls for the SR-91 to be widened by one lane in each direction between the SR-55 and the SR-241. The plan also adds another $1.865 billion in projects to be completed by 2025, and $12 billion in projects by 2035. For the presentation, click here.
Wall Street Update- As Chairman of the OCTA Finance and Administration Committee, I traveled to New York City with OCTA Directors Don Hansen and Michael Hennessey for the annual meeting with financial rating agencies and bond insurers. The purpose of the meetings was to update companies on the current status of OCTA’s financial and operating conditions. We visited the following firms: J.P. Morgan, Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s Investor Services, Assured Guaranty, Fitch Ratings Agency, and Stantec. For the presentation, please click here. For pictures, click here.
I-405 Public Hearing- Staff attended the I-405 Improvement Project Public Hearing on Monday evening. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are proposing to widen the I-405 between SR-73 and I-605. This was the first of four public hearings hosted by Caltrans and OCTA to solicit input on the draft environmental impact report, which outlines potential community and environmental effects of the project. For more information on the project, please click here. For pictures, please click here.
TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES TCA Budgets- The Finance and Operations committees of both the San Joaquin Hills (SJHTCA) and Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agencies recommended that their respective boards approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget presented by staff this week.
The proposed SJHTCA budget calls for a toll increase of $0.50 for all cash customers and a 10% increase for FasTrak customers at the Catalina View Plaza, and the Aliso Creek, El Toro, Newport Coast and Bonita Canyon ramps. The SJHTCA budget projects that the Agency will be in compliance with its debt covenants for fiscal year 2013. To view the presentation given to the Committee, click here.
The proposed F/ETCA budget calls for a toll increase of $0.25 for cash customers and a 5% increase for FasTrak customers at all locations except the Oso and Los Aliso ramps. The F/ETCA budget projects a 1.32 debt service coverage, which is in excess of the 1.3 covenant requirement. To view the presentation given to the Committee, click here.
All Electronic Tolling Implementation- The Operations and Finance Committees for the San Joaquin Hills (SJHTCA) and Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agencies voted to recommend to the Boards of Directors the implementation of All Electronic Tolling on the SR-073, 133, 241 and 261 toll roads.
If the Boards approve the implementation of all electronic tolling next week, the agencies will begin a 14 month process to fully implement all electronic tolling on the toll roads. Full implementation is expected by the fall of 2013 with cash no-longer being accepted on the toll roads by September 2013. To view the presentation, click here.
Marketing Update- The Committees also received an update on TCA’s marketing plan for FY 2013 regarding the agencies’ efforts to market the SR-261, 241, 133 and 73 toll roads. The FY 2013 marketing program is designed to build toll road ridership through awareness, trial and FasTrak sign-ups. The program targets customers through TV, radio, on-line and print media. The Committees also recommended to their respective Boards approval of an amendment to a contract with Marshall Advertising & Design funding the third year of the contract. To view the presentation made to the Committees, click here.
JUNE 5TH PRIMARY ELECTION Supervisorial Election Night Events- After the polls closed, I attended an election night party for Supervisor Janet Nguyen in Garden Grove. I would like to congratulate my colleague Supervisor Nguyen on her re-election victory to the First Supervisorial District. I also attended the election night celebration for Third District Supervisorial candidate, Todd Spitzer. Congratulations to Todd who will be sworn in as the new Supervisor of the Third District on January 7, 2013. To view pictures from both events, please click here.
Election Night at Registrar of Voters- I visited the Orange County Registrar of Voter’s (ROV) headquarters to observe the receiving and counting of votes cast on Election Day. I would like to applaud the Registrar of Voters Neal Kelly, his staff and volunteers, for a successful election process. For photos of the ROV’s election night operation, click here.
Election Results- Click here to view the latest Orange County election results. Congratulations and best wishes to those who were elected. Thank you to all who ran for office and voted in this election. It’s disappointing to note that turnout in O.C. was less than 21%.
Last Friday, I toured the Buena Vista Apartments, located in the unincorporated Orange Olive area. The Buena Vista Apartments were developed by C&C Development for affordable housing. During our tour, one of the residents was kind enough to open her family’s three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for my tour. For pictures, click here.
Last Sunday, I participated in a kick-off event at John Wayne Airport to promote AirTran’s service to Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City. For pictures, please click here.
Mary and I attended a reception for distinguished alumni at my alma mater, Loyola Marymount University. As part of the University’s centennial anniversary celebration, a photo display titled “I am LMU” featuring more than 50 alumni and their success stories is displayed on campus at the Charles Von Der Ahe Library. I was honored to be chosen as one of the distinguished alumni by the University. Other alumni honored include former United States Congressman Tony Coelho, Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Tim Psomas, CEO of Psomas Engineering. To view my alumni profile and photo, please click here. To view a slide show of all the distinguished alumni, please click here. For pictures from the reception, please click here.
I met with Ron Shepston and Greg Bates to receive an update on issues related to Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District.
I toured the Orange County Juvenile Hall in the City of Orange. Chief Probation Officer Steve Sentman guided my tour of the 380-bed institution for juvenile violators. The facility is operated by the Orange County Probation Department and houses boys and girls, generally between the ages of 12 and 18. For facility pictures from my tour, please click here.
I attended the retirement reception for Dr. Dennis Smith, Superintendent of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. For a copy of the Resolution I presented, please click here. For pictures from the event, please click here.
CalOptima Board of Directors Recruitments- The Health Care Agency (HCA) is now accepting applications for three different seats on the CalOptima Board of Directors. Applications are due to HCA by June 29, 2012. To read the information letter, please click here. For more information on CalOptima and the current Board, please click here.
Flag Day Musical Tribute- The Downtown Anaheim Flag Day Committee will present the 17th Annual Flag Day Celebration this Saturday, June 9th from 10:30 am to Noon. The free event includes a parade up Center Street Promenade and will feature a patriotic Musical Tribute to “Old Glory”. For more information, please click here.
Job Fair in Anaheim- The 4th Annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair and Expo will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information, please click here.
John Wayne Airport Interactive Annual Report- John Wayne Airport has released its 2011 Annual Report. To access the report live and online, click here.
It is a pleasure to serve the constituents of the Third District.
Please pray for our armed forces and our foreign services personnel.