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Bill Campbell’s Third District Report

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on February 3, 2012

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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 ACTION

2. SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

3. TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES

4. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION

5. ORANGE PARK ACRES UPDATE


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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February 3, 2012  Volume: 10 Issue: 5
BOARD ACTION
There was no regular Board meeting this week. The next regular Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 am.
SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION
The Board held a special closed session to meet with the County’s contracted labor negotiator from the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to discuss the upcoming negotiations with the county’s 14 represented employee organizations. The hiring of the outside negotiator was a recommendation of the Human Resources Audit and approved by the Board in January. I look forward to working closely with our negotiators to make this new round of collective bargaining as success for the County and our employees.
TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES
Budget Preview– The San Joaquin Hills (SJHTCA) and the Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agency Operations and Finance Committees received a preview of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget for their respective agencies. Staff expects debt service to increase for each agency but other expenses to remain relatively stable. With regards to revenue, staff will be performing more analysis on toll rates and projected transactions before projecting for the budget. The Committees also received a presentation from Stantec, the agencies’ traffic and revenue consultant, regarding the analysis it will be performing as part of the budget process. Click here to view the presentation given to the SJHTCA Committee by Stantec.
Tesoro Extension– At the F/ETCA Operations and Finance Committee meeting, the F/ETCA announced that the SR-241 extension from Oso Parkway to the Ortega Highway area has been named the Tesoro Extension. The name is indicative of the location of the segment. It is my hope that this new name will help the public to better understand where the project is located.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION
OC STEM Initiative– The Commission received a presentation from Gerald Solomon, Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation on the OC STEM Initiative. The Commission continues to partner with school districts and other foundations to promote early learning of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. For the presentation, please click here.
Catalytic Investments– The Commission approved $45 million in one-time funding for projects to expand comprehensive programs that serve children from birth to age five, and their families. The programs include autism education and treatment, pediatric dental services, a permanent emergency shelter for homeless families, developmental screening, and early literacy and math curriculum. To read the press release with a description of the projects and the grantees, please click here.
ORANGE PARK ACRES UPDATE
OPA Annual Meeting and Election– On Saturday, I attended the annual Orange Park Acres (OPA) Association meeting. I discussed the Handy Creek Bridge replacement project which is scheduled for completion on February 15. In addition, the residents held their annual OPA Association Board election. Congratulations to Keith Dombroske, Sue Philipp, and Don Bradley on their election to the OPA Board. Long-serving OPA President and former Board Member Tom Davidson was also
honored for his years of service and dedication to the OPA community. For pictures, please click here.
Bennyhoff Trail Dedication– I attended the dedication of the Bennyhoff Trail in Orange Park Acres. This wonderful addition to the OPA trails was dedicated in honor of Bob and Anita Bennyhoff for their years of service to the community. For pictures, please click here.
I attended a farewell reception for Orange County Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom. I was joined by County Executive Officer Tom Mauk, Treasury Oversight Committee and City of Tustin Treasurer George Jefferies, and Interim Auditor-Controller Shaun Skelly. For pictures, please click here.
I met with Sheriff Hutchens to discuss issues related to the Sheriff’s Department.
I attended the Orange County Fire Authority’s “Best and Bravest” awards. For pictures from the event, please click here. To read the program with the list of honorees, please click here.
I spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Great Park Neighborhoods development by Five Point Communities at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. For pictures, click here.
I attended the OCTA Employee of the Year Awards luncheon. Congratulations to Adriann Cardoso, Section Manager for the Planning Division; Bill Carlson, Journeyman Electronic Technician from the Santa Ana Maintenance Division; and Elisha Rainwaters, Coach Operator from the Santa Ana Bus Operations Base. For pictures from the awards luncheon, click here.
Mary and I attended the Tustin chapter meeting of the Association of American University Women. I discussed activities in the County of Orange, and the difference that inspired individuals can make in our communities. For pictures, click here.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Black History Parade in Anaheim– The 32nd Annual Orange County Black History Parade and Cultural Fair will be celebrated this Saturday, February 4, in downtown Anaheim at the Center Street Promenade. The parade will begin at 10 am. For more information, call (714) 543-4746, or click here.
Congratulations to Lisa Woolery, Public Information Officer for the City of Tustin for being named “Public Information Officer of the Year” by PublicCEO.com.
It is a pleasure to serve the constituents of the Third District.
Please pray for our armed forces and our foreign services personnel.

One Response to “Bill Campbell’s Third District Report”

  1. kenlaysnotdead said

    He forgot to mention the hiring of a LOBBYIST as Chief Of Staff. What do you know.

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