Bill Campbell’s Third District Report
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THIS ISSUE…
1. BOARD AGENDA
2. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
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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August 17, 2012 Volume: 10 Issue: 31
BOARD AGENDA Interim CEO- The Board began interviews for an Interim CEO. The Board will continue to interview individuals at our next Board meeting on August 21st. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY I-405 Improvement Project- Currently, OCTA and Caltrans are considering three alternatives for improving the I-405 in Central Orange County. Alternative 1 would add one general purpose lane in each direction between Euclid St. and the I-605. Alternative 2 would add one general purpose lane in each direction from Euclid St. to the I-605, a second general purpose lane in the northbound direction from Brookhurst St. to the SR-22/7th St. interchange and a second general purpose lane in the southbound direction from the Seal Beach Blvd. on-ramp to Brookhurst St. Alternative 3 would add one toll lane to the existing carpool lane that would become express toll lanes and would add a single general purpose lane in each direction of the I-405 from Euclid St. to the I-605.On Monday, the OCTA Board of Directors received a presentation on the public comments on the three I-405 improvement alternatives. The presentation also provided suggestions on how public concerns over the proposed alternatives could be mitigated by reducing the impact of the widening on the adjacent communities. To view the presentation given to the Board, click here. For more information about the I-405 Improvement Project, click here.
Measure M Sales Tax Revenue- The Board received an updated forecast of Measure M2 sales tax revenues. The forecast predicts revenues $8.8 billion lower than originally anticipated in 2005 for 2011 through 2041. The 2005 forecast projected Measure M2 would generate $24.3 billion (nominal dollars). The most recent forecast predicts that it will generate $15.5 billion (nominal dollars) for transportation improvements in Orange County. While lower than the original estimates, the most recent forecast is $200 million higher than the 2011 estimates due to larger than expected increases in sale tax revenues. To view a copy of the presentation given to the Board, click here.
Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program- The Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program dedicates two percent of Measure M2 revenue to improve overall water quality in Orange County by reducing transportation-related pollution. On Monday, the OCTA Board awarded $2,764,244 of Measure M2 Environmental Cleanup Program funding to 33 water quality improvement projects throughout Orange County. The funding provides grants to Orange County local governments to purchase equipment and upgrades for existing catch basins and other related best management practices.
Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program Update- Last February, the OCTA Board of Directors directed staff to issue the 2012 call for projects for the Bicycle Corridors Improvement Program. On Monday, the Board awarded $9.4 million to 23 bicycle improvement projects. The funded projects include improvements to bicycle lanes and trails, bridges, bicycle racks, crossings, signage, and safety improvements. To view a list of funded projects, 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.
Capital Programs Division Performance Metrics Update- The OCTA Board received a report on the Capital Programs Division’s Capital Action Plan. The report compares fourth quarter fiscal year performance to established plan goals. To view a summary of the fourth quarter performance report, click here.
Planning Division Performance Metrics- The Board also received a report from the OCTA Planning Division regarding metrics to evaluate the Division’s performance. To view a summary of the report, click here.
91 Express Lane Traffic and Revenue- The 91 Express Lanes reported toll revenues of $3,262,272 and transactions of 1,048,177 for the month of July. Revenues were up 6.2% and transactions were up 5.2% over the July 2011 figures.
On Wednesday, I met with Steven Moreau, President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital, to discuss a new partnership between St. Joseph Health and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. The organizations plan to form an integrated regional health system including their respective Southern California hospitals, an expansive physician network, and numerous outpatient and urgent care facilities in Orange County and the High Desert. To read the announcement, please click here.Mary and I attended the Orange Concert in the Park and listened to soul, Motown and R&B classics by Stone Soul.
Sunset Hike- Inside the Outdoors will host the August Sunset Hike at Santiago Oaks Regional Park on Friday, August 17th, from 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information, please click here.
Irvine Lake Woodstock ‘69 Concert- Irvine Lake will be hosting its 7th Annual Woodstock ’69 Concert on Saturday, August 18th, from 2 to 9:30 pm. Irvine Lake is located at 4621 Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Great Park Flight & Sounds of Summer Festival- The Orange County Great Park will host music and dance events on Friday and Saturday through August 31st, beginning at 8:15 pm. For more information about the festival, click here.
Small Business Conference- On August 29, 2012, OCTA will be hosting the 2012 OCTA Small Business Conference. The conference is designed to support, promote and strengthen businesses’ competitiveness and marketability with OCTA, other public agencies, and private sector businesses. This year’s program includes a welcome breakfast program, seminars, exhibit booths and extensive networking opportunities. For more information about the conference, click here.
The Richard Nixon Foundation’s Concert Series- The concert series continues this Sunday, August 19th, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, with Soprano artist Lisa Yamamoto. For more information, clickhere.
Irvine Regional Park Concert Series- OC Parks free summer concert series returns to Irvine Regional Park with Gold Rush Country performing on August 22nd. The concert will run from 6:30 to 8 pm. Irvine Regional Park is located at 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange. For more information, click here.
Orange Concerts in the Park- The Orange Concerts in the Park series continues on Wednesday, August 22nd, featuring Cold Duck playing Oldies, Top 40, and dance favorites. The Hart Park is located off the 22 freeway and Glassell and the concerts run from 7 to 8:30 pm. For more information, click here.
Tustin Broadway in the Park- The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts presents the 2012 Broadway in the Park at Peppertree Park from August 21st -25th. This year’s production is Roger and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. All performances begin at 8 pm. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Tustin Movies in the Park- The City of Tustin is wrapping up its Movies in the Park series on August 23rd. On Thursday, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) will be playing at the Centennial Park off of Devonshire Avenue. For more information, click here.
Modjeska Canyon Movie Nights- The Community of Modjeska Canyon will be hosting a movie night with a showing of Hugo on Saturday at 8 pm. There will be ice cream and other treats available for sale to help support the Fire Safe Council. To view a flyer on the event, please click here.
Villa Park Orchard Harvest- On Saturday, August 25th, from 9 to 11 am, OC Food Access Coalition’s Harvest Club will pick oranges from a grove in Villa Park. The oranges will be donated to a local food bank. To volunteer for the harvest, please click here. For more information on the Harvest Club, please click here.
The arrival of the new moon between Saturday, August 18th, and Sunday, August 19th, marks the end of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr. Eid celebrates the end of the month long observance and fasting during the month of Ramadan. To those who observed Ramadan, may you be well throughout the year. Mary and I want to wish all of the Orange County Muslim community Eid Mubarak! (Blessed Eid)
It is a pleasure to serve the constituents of the Third District.
Please pray for our armed forces and our foreign services personnel.