Bill Campbell’s Third District Report
Posted by Newsletter Reprint on June 24, 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
4. TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES
5. ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY
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 22, 2012 Volume: 10 Issue: 23
BOARD AGENDA Military Supplemental Pay and Benefits to County Employees– The Board approved the continuation of military supplemental pay and benefits for County of Orange employees who are ordered to active or training duty. Supplemental pay and benefits for employees serving in the military has been in effect since October 2001. County employees continue to be called to duty, and continue to serve in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other global commitments. Last year, 26 employees were called to active or training duty. Currently, there are 11 employees on duty.
Ethelbee Way Storm Drain– The Board approved a contract with T.E. Roberts in the amount of $269,169 for the Ethelbee Way Storm Drain Project. This project will construct drainage improvements on Daniger Road between Coralwood Drive and Highcrest Circle in the unincorporated area of Cowan Heights. To view the project area map, please click here.
Disney Adopts Anaheim Barber Flood Channel– The Board approved a pilot program with the Disneyland Resort for the public adoption of the Orange County Flood Control District’s reach of the Anaheim-Barber Channel in the City of Anaheim. Under the agreement, Disneyland Resort will assume the responsibility of keeping the one-and-a-half mile stretch of channel free of trash and debris. To view a map of the adopted site, please click here.
Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Yard– The Board approved plans and specifications for the Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Yard Project. The project improvements will replace five existing buildings with code-compliant facilities to support the operations of OC Park Maintenance. To view the site plan, please click here.
Irvine Regional Park Water Lines– The Board awarded a contract to Kana Pipeline in the amount of $1,763,000 for construction of the Irvine Regional Park Water Line Replacement Project. The construction will consist of installing 20,518 linear feet of new water lines for domestic use and fire suppression.
Woodgate Park Improvements– The Board adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 benefit assessment levy for County Service Area 22 which funds the County’s landscaping and maintenance costs for Woodgate Park. Woodgate Park is a 2-acre park located within an unincorporated island in East Yorba Linda. In 1997, the assessment levy was approved by the property owners in County Service Area 22 at a maximum of $96.11 per year. The FY 2012-2013 assessment amount is $95.70, which reflects no change from the FY 2011-2012 assessment. For a map of County Service Area 22, please click here.
2-1-1 Referral Call Center– The Board approved an agreement with 2-1-1 Orange County in the amount of $200,000 for continued information and referral call center services in Orange County. 2-1-1 is designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as the only Referral Call Center in Orange County. By dialing 2-1-1, residents have access to non-emergency health and human services referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
H&CD Appointment– The Board re-appointed Jim Palmer to continue serving on the Housing & Community Development (H&CD) Commission. To read Jim’s biography, please click here.
Domestic Violence Shelter Agreements– The Board awarded contracts to Human Options, Inc., Interval House, Laura’s House, and Women’s Transitional Living Center, Inc. for Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Programs. The program is supported by the collection of marriage license fees and the mandatory sentencing statute penalties collected by the Orange County Superior Court. Services also include arrangements for school-aged children to continue their education while residing at the shelter.
David Kurtz Leadership Award– Chairman Moorlach honored the nominees for the 2012 David Kurtz Servant Leadership Award. The award honors a county employee that has demonstrated servant leadership through an exemplary situation. Congratulations to the following 2012 nominees: Howard Thomas (Auditor Controller); Bart Bartlett (Human Resources Department); Gary Blankenship (John Wayne Airport); Linda Strickland (Registrar of Voters); John Arnau (OC Waste & Recycling); Mitch Chernes (Health Care Agency); Matt Monzon (Sheriff’s Department). The 2012 winner was Jacqueline Cole from the Public Defender’s Office. To read about David Kurtz and the annual award, click here.
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 91 Express Lane Traffic and Revenue Data– The 91 Express Lanes reported toll revenues of $3,520,413 and transactions of 1,047,289 for the month of May 2012. Revenues were up 13.3% over the May 2011 revenues, and transactions were up 9.6% over the May 2011 figures. LOSSAN Board Meeting– On Monday, I traveled by Amtrak to San Diego for the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Corridor Board of Directors meeting. As I have reported to you over the last several months, the LOSSAN Board of Directors has been exploring the possibility of forming a local authority to manage the Pacific Surfliner train service instead of Caltrans. At this month’s meeting, the Board continued its discussions on the formation of a local authority and specific provisions which would be included in a joint powers agreement governing the local authority. For pictures from the Board meeting, click here. TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR AGENCIES I attended a meeting of the Foothill Eastern Toll Roads Agency Strategic Financial Ad-Hoc Committee. ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY I adjourned this week’s Board meeting in the memory of Mary Widows of Orange who passed away on June 10, 2012 at the age of 99. To read my adjournment in memory of Mary, please click here. Please keep Mary and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Last Friday, I received a Leadership Award from the Orange County Islamic Foundation at the Masjid in Mission Viejo. For pictures, please clickhere.
On Saturday, I attended the Nixon Birthplace Centennial Celebration at Richard Nixon Library and Museum. The event took place on the steps of the modest white farmhouse built in 1912 by the President’s father and where President Nixon was born one year later. For pictures of the ceremony, please click here. To view a copy of the resolution I presented, click here.
On Saturday, Mary and I attended a surprise birthday party for my Chief of Staff Laura Cunningham. For pictures from the party, please click here.
I met with Sheriff Hutchens to discuss issues facing the Sheriff’s Department.
I met with East Orange County Water District Board Members Richard Bell, Bill Vanderwerff, and General Manager Lisa Ohlund to discuss an issue in North Tustin.
I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Alton Parkway Extension. The project is a result of years of effort to close a 2.1 mile gap in Alton Parkway, and consists of a six-lane highway between SR-241 and Interstate 5. The opening of the $27.7 million road celebrates the collaborative effort between the County of Orange and the cities of Lake Forest and Irvine, along with many other jurisdictions and community partners. It was exciting to note that on the same day the road opened, Pennsylvania based Toll Bros. announced it was partnering with builder Shea Homes to construct more than 2,000 homes and apartments in the area. To view pictures from the event, please click here. To view a copy of the program, please clickhere. To view the article on the Lake Forest housing development, clickhere.
I attended a farewell event for Caltrans District 12 Director Cindy Quon. For pictures, click here.
I observed a focus group discussion led by Lawrence Research to discuss the I-405 Improvement Project.
I officiated at the swearing of the newly appointed members of the Orange Park Acres Advisory Committee. Congratulations to Laura Thomas, Fran Klovstad, Kathy Lucas, Sue Phillip, and Peter Jacklin. For pictures, please click here.
Third District staff toured the Diamond Apartment Homes in Anaheim. The project was developed as permanent supportive housing for the homeless and mentally ill by Jamboree Housing in conjunction with H.O.M.E.S. (Helping Our Mentally Ill Experience Success). For pictures of the tour, click here.
8th Annual Villa Park Union Bank Run– On Saturday, June 23rd, the City of Villa Park will host its 8th Annual Villa Park Union Bank Run. Events include 5k and 10k races and a progressive marathon. The race benefits the Friends of the Villa Park Library. For more information about the run, please click here.
Mara Brandman Horse Arena Dedication– The Mara Brandman Horse Arena, formerly the Sully Miller Arena, will have its grand opening on June 23rd from 9 am to 10:30 am. The arena is located at 6422 E. Santiago Canyon Road in Orange. This brand new 150′ x 250′ horse arena will include a loading shoot, roping return and a new 60′ round pen. The arena will allow for riding lessons, regular horse exercise, and equestrian competitions. 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.