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Bill Campbell’s Third District Report

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on June 17, 2012

This came over the wire from Supervisor Bill Campbell’s office on Friday…

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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.

bill.campbell@ocgov.com


IN THIS ISSUE…

1. BOARD AGENDA

2. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

3. TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES

4. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION

5. ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY

 


OUR STAFF…

Laura Cunningham
Chief of Staff
Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda

Christine Compton
Deputy Chief of Staff
Irvine

Louis Bronstein
Policy Advisor
Orange, Orange Park Acres, Villa Park

Michael Johnson
Policy Advisor
Silverado, Santiago, Modjeska, Trabuco Canyons

Whitney Ayers
Policy Advisor
North Tustin, Tustin

Renee Chinchilla
Office Manager/Executive Secretary

Brent Kuluris
Executive Aide

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June 15, 2012   Volume: 10 Issue: 22
BOARD AGENDA
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 County Budget- On Tuesday, the Board held a public hearing for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year (FY) County Budget. The County’s Budget totals $5.6 billion and is structurally balanced with no net use of reserves. The FY 12-13 Budget continues the funding of critical and core services with no reductions in the current levels of service. In addition, the Board added $2 million to the County’s hospital pool within the Medical Services Initiative (MSI) program which serves the indigent population, and increased the County’s Behavioral Health Services budget by $275,000 to support the inpatient beds for the mentally ill.

Overall, the 2011-2012 Budget demonstrates the County’s commitment to live within its means while maintaining essential services for residents. To view the budget overview presentation, please click here.

Stanton Successor Agency Appointment- The Board appointed Orange Park Acres resident Rick Muth to serve on the Stanton Redevelopment Successor Agency. For Mr. Muth’s resume, please click here.

ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
OCTA 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget- On Monday, the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved its final budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The budget authorizes $1.074 billion in expenditures. This represents a 2.75% decrease from the 2011-12 budget. The approved budget calls for a reduction of 49 staff positions. To view the budget presentation given to the Board, click here.

Rail and Facilities Status Report- The OCTA Board of Directors also received a presentation on the Authority’s planned rail and facilities improvement projects. The presentation provided cost and schedule updates for the Metrolink Service Expansion Program, Grade Crossing Safety Enhancements Program, Metrolink station improvements, the Orange County Communications Project, Positive Train Control, grade separation projects, Metrolink operations, and the Go Local-Fixed Guideway Program. To view the presentation, click here.

40th Anniversary of OCTA Bus Service- I attended the 40th anniversary celebration of OCTA bus service in Orange County. To view pictures from the event, click here. For more information about the history of bus service in Orange County, click here.

TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES
Traffic and Revenue Update- The Foothill Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) reported toll revenues of $9,335,252 and transactions of 4,895,527 for the month of May. Revenues were up 9.3% and transactions were up 2.3% over the May 2011 figures. The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency reported toll revenues of $8,225,201 a 11.7% increase from May 2011. The SJHTCA transactions were 2,244,774 for the month of May which represented a 4.8% increase.

Recognizing Cindy Quon- SJHTCA Chairman Scott Schoeffel and I presented a resolution to retired Caltrans District 12 Director Cindy Quon from the TCA thanking her for her 11 years of service as an ex-officio Board Member. For pictures, click here.

Election of Officers- The F/ETCA and SJHTCA Transportation Corridor Agencies elected their new officers for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year. The SJTHCA elected Newport Beach Councilman Rush Hill as Chairman and Santa Ana Councilman Vince Sarmiento as Vice Chairman. The F/ETCA elected Dana Point Councilwoman Lisa Bartlett as Chairman and Supervisor Pat Bates as Vice Chairman.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION
Casa Teresa Shelter Expansion- Last week, while I was in New York City on OCTA business, the Children and Families Commission held its monthly meeting. I am pleased to report that the Commission supported an allocation of $1.5 million for Casa Teresa of Orange to expand emergency shelter services for pregnant women. An initial investment of $750,000 was approved to acquire property for the expansion, and another $750,000 may be available if Casa Teresa can successfully raise an additional $500,000 for ongoing operations. During the past winter season, the Armory Family Redirection program served over 500 families of which 75 were pregnant women. Casa Teresa currently provides a temporary home and on-going support for pregnant women to achieve lifelong self-sufficiency for themselves and their children. The new emergency shelter services will include shelter, food, basic needs, prenatal services, case management, and linkage to permanent housing or transitional housing program for the next 10 years.

Baby Supply Drop Off- On Monday, June 11th, Sheriff Hutchens participated in the delivery of over 50,000 diapers to Casa Teresa as part of HomeAid’s Essential for Young Lives baby supply donation drive. The annual drive was held in May this year and Sheriff Hutchens served as the honorary Campaign Chair. For pictures from the special delivery by Sheriff Hutchens, click here!

ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY
This week, I adjourned in the memory of science fiction author Ray Bradbury. To read my adjournment, please click here.
Mary and I, along with our son Brian, daughters-in-law Daniela and Szilvia, grandchildren Kassidy, Adrian, Diego and Liam, enjoyed the new themed land, Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. The new attraction is part of a $1.1 billion Disneyland Resort expansion. For pictures, please clickhere.

Supervisor Moorlach and I attended the American Council of Engineering Companies, Orange County Chapters awards ceremony. We presented proclamations to Psomas Engineering for their selection as Member Firm of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Gerald M. Diaz. In addition, I was presented with the Elected Official of the Year for 2011-12 Award. For pictures from the event, please click here. For the program, please click here.

I attended a 49’er Forum dinner with special guest Judge Milan Smith from the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. For pictures, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Care Agency Director- Congratulations to Mark Refowitz on his appointment as Health Care Agency Director. To read the press release, please click here.

I would like to wish my Policy Advisor Michael Johnson a Happy Birthday! For a picture, please click here.

Mary and I would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all dads, grandpas and great grandfathers.

It is a pleasure to serve the constituents of the Third District.

Please pray for our armed forces and our foreign services personnel.

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