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Bill Campbell’s Third District Report

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on March 31, 2012

This came over the wire from Supervisor Bill Campbell’s office yesterday.

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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. ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 


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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March 30, 2012  Volume: 10 Issue: 11
BOARD ACTION
Children and Families Commission Appointments– The Board appointed three candidates to serve on the Orange County Children and Families Commission. Dr. Maria Minon, Chief Medical Officer at CHOC, was reappointed to serve in one of the “Health” category seats on the Commission, and Dr. Katherine Ahn, a pediatric dentist in private practice in Huntington Beach, was selected to serve in the second “Health” seat. The Board appointed Sandra Pierce, a preschool teacher from Friends Christian School in Yorba Linda to serve in the “Education” category seat on the Commission. Congratulations to Dr. Minon for her reappointment; I look forward to working with Dr. Ahn and Sandra Pierce on the Commission.
Pavement Maintenance in North Tustin– As part of the County’s Pavement Management Program, the Board authorized OC Public Works to advertise for the Crack Sealing of various streets in the unincorporated Orange County areas of East and Northeast Tustin, Redhill and Santa Ana Heights. The slurry materials maintain the integrity of the road by filling surface cracks and voids in the pavement. For project location maps, click here.
Flood Control Facilities– The Board authorized OC Public Works to advertise bids for General Engineering for the maintenance and repair of the County’s flood control facilities. Among services to be provided are channel and embankment repair, removal of sediment, stabilization of damaged slopes, restoration of existing rip-rap, and repair of channel roadway and levee. To view the notice for project bids, please click here.
Redevelopment Successor Agencies Audit– The Board approved contracts with Macias, Gini & O’Connell, LLP and with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP for audits to establish each former redevelopment agency’s (RDA) assets and liabilities and determine each RDA’s pass-through payment obligations to local taxing agencies. In addition these audits will document and determine both the amount and the terms of any indebtedness incurred by the RDA’s and certify the initial Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS). These audits are necessary and must be completed for each successor agency as required under provisions of state law ABX1 26. The Audits must be completed by July 1, 2012 under the law. These two firms will be responsible for auditing a total of 25 agencies.
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
OCTA Processes for Option Terms and Proposal Solicitations– At Wednesday’s Finance and Administration Committee meeting, the Committee received a presentation on OCTA’s processes for exercising option terms on current contracts and the process for soliciting proposals from bidders. To view the presentation, click here.
Metrolink Text for Next– Last Monday, OCTA in partnership with Metrolink, launched the Metrolink “Text for Next” Pilot Program. The program provides passengers an easy on-the-go option for obtaining train schedule information similar to OCTA’s Bus Text for Next Program. The program allows passengers to get the next three train arrival times texted to their cell phone. The service is currently available for all of the lines serving Orange County. OCTA is working with Metorlink to make the service available throughout Southern California. For more information on the “Metrolink Text for Next Program,” click here.
Metrolink Angels Service– OCTA has partnered again this year with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to provide Metrolink service to Angels’ weekday home games starting at 7:05 pm. The service, called the Angels Express, will provide two round trips to weekday home games from the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station and LA Union Station beginning April 6, 2012. This year, the Angels Express will also be available on the IEOC Line for Friday night games. The trains will transport riders to Anaheim Metrolink station at Edison Field for a roundtrip fare of $7.00.
Angels Opener Kick-Off Event– For the Season Opener, OCTA will be hosting a kick-off event for this year’s Angels Express at the Irvine Transportation Center on April 6th. The kick-off event will feature 100 free Metrolink tickets, food, music and fun. Free ticket distribution starts at 5 pm and the train to the game departs Irvine at 5:59 pm. For more information about the Angels Express and the kick-off event, click here.
Last Friday Mary and I, along with our children attended the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) Annual Awards Recognition Banquet and Awards Program. The CPRS recognizes the achievements of over 500 park and recreation agencies throughout the state in the areas of community improvements and programming, marketing and communications and professional and citizen leadership. At the event I was honored to receive the Champion of the Community Award. I was also pleased to see awards given to several Orange County agencies in the following categories:

  1. OC Parks in the “Creating Community” category for their Annual Lake Management Program
  2. Donna Marsh-Peery, with the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department, for the “Community Champion” category
  3. In the “Park Planning” category, City of Irvine/RJM Design Group for the Bommer Canyon Trailhead
  4. City of Anaheim for their neighborhood park – Colony Park.

For pictures of the event, please click here.
I joined representatives of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, the Nature Reserve of Orange County and the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) to meet with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director Dan Ashe, USFWS Assistant Director Gary Frazier and other USFWS staff. We discussed Orange County’s and the TCA’s environmental programs. To view pictures from the meeting, click here.
I attended the delivery of a new restroom facility at Peters Canyon Park. This is the first pre-constructed restroom at an OC Parks facility. To view pictures of the restroom installation, please click here.
I met with Foothill Communities Association (FCA) Members Rick Nelson, Bruce Junor and Alex Barloewen to discuss issues in North Tustin.
I met with Jerry Haight, Woody Rickerl and David Noyes to discuss issues related to Serrano Water District and Irvine Lake.
I met with CalOptima Interim CEO Michael Engelhard to discuss issues related to CalOptima.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Stations of the Cross Hike– Each year, on Good Friday, the Diane and Dan Dulac family host an outdoor “Stations of the Cross” hike on their property in Baker Canyon. The walk starts at 1 pm on Friday, April 6 and covers a mile and a half. For more information, including a map to the location, please click here.
Anaheim Family YMCA Annual Good Friday Breakfast– The 45th Annual Good Friday Breakfast sponsored by the Anaheim Family YMCA will be held on April 6 at the Anaheim Marriott. The event will be emceed by broadcasting icon Ed Arnold. The featured speaker is Darrell Hammond, CEO and founder of KaBOOM! For more information, click here.
Easter Egg Hunt– Join the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club for their 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st from 11 am to 1:30 pm at Ronald Reagan Park (formerly Toyon Park). For more information, please click here.
OC Public Works iPhone APP– OC Public Works is one of the first Orange County departments to launch an iPhone application to assist smartphone users in contacting County government. This new service, developed in house by OC Public Works, allows users to search “OC Works” on iPhones and iPads to download this free application. With this new APP, users can easily request pothole repairs, graffiti removal, street sweeping, report incidents of alleged illegal dumping, water pollution, and/or property violations directly to County staff. The application will ask residents to confirm the location of repair or service need by GPS which will assist County staff in locating the specific area and providing more immediate service. Photos of the issue can also be uploaded to assist in an expedited response. For more information, please 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.
 

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