(Santa Ana) - The U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded an $8.7 million
homeless assistance grant to the County of Orange under
the Continuum of Care Super Notice of Funding Availability
(SuperNOFA). The County was recognized for collaboration
with hundreds of non-profit organizations and cities on
a regional plan to reduce the number of the estimated
19,000 homeless individuals and families in Orange County.
The grant is the largest awarded to the County to date.
Fiscal Impact Analysis: “The Orange
County Central Park and Nature Preserve Initiative”
November 30, 2001
Santa Ana - Today Auditor-Controller
David E. Sundstrom filed with the Board of Supervisors
a report on the fiscal impact of the Central Park Initiative
that is being considered for placement on the March 5
ballot. The report was requested by the County Board of
Supervisors on September 11, in conformance with Section
9111 of the State of California Elections Code.
(Santa Ana) - Providing up 250 beds
each night for homeless families and individuals, the
County of Orange's Cold Weather Armory Program is set
to open Saturday night, December 1st at the California
National Guard Armories in the City of Santa Ana (612
W. Warner) and Fullerton (400 S. Brookhurst). The Cold
Weather Armory Program is operated by the County of Orange
through a contract with the Society of St. Vincent de
Paul to provide a safe and clean place to stay as well
as a nutritious meal, warm shower, clothes and outreach
services to Orange County's homeless population.
County Sponsors "Homeless and Hunger
November 9, 2001
Santa Ana - For the first time in history,
Orange County's estimated 20,000 homeless residents, 40%
of which are children, will be the focus of a national
effort dedicated to increasing awareness and community
2002 Strategic Financial Plan Funding
To Be Discussed
October 29, 2001
(Santa Ana)-The Orange County Board
of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday, October
30 to consider the 2002 Strategic Financial Plan and discuss
a lack of funding and preparation for an economic downturn.
(Santa Ana) - Benjamin de Mayo, a County
attorney for 24 years, was today unanimously named County
Counsel by the Board of Supervisors. De Mayo succeeds
Laurence Watson who recently retired. De Mayo, 51, has
headed the County's litigation team of 39 attorneys for
nearly a year. For seven years prior to that, he led County
Counsel's land use/infrastructure team. County Counsel
has a staff of 98 including 61attorneys. De Mayo reports
directly to the Board of Supervisors.
Community Leaders Look at Education
for Homeless Children
July 19, 2001
(Santa Ana) - The educational needs
of homeless children will be discussed at the July 23
Continuum of Care Community Forum. The meeting will be
at 1:30 p.m. in the LA Times Mirror meeting room, 1375
Sunflower Avenue, Costa Mesa.
(Santa Ana) - For the first time Orange
County residents can challenge the assessed value of their
property online and, if successful, lower their property
tax. Property tax is the assessed value of your property
applied to the tax rate.
(Santa Ana) - The Board of Supervisors
has scheduled three public hearings regarding redistricting.
The Board will review redistricting proposals at two hearings,
then adopt an ordinance reflecting the new supervisorial
boundaries at the third hearing. All three hearings are
open to the public. The first is at 9:30 a.m., June 26
in the Board hearing room, Hall of Administration, 10
Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.
Chair Coad Awards $10,500 to Orange
County Students LIFE Applicants
June 4, 2001
(Santa Ana)- Cynthia P. Coad, Board
of Supervisors Chair, is helping 14 students go to college.
Each student will receive a Community Service Award Grant
in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m., June 6, El Modena High School,
3920 Spring Street, Orange.
(Santa Ana, CA) - A child care expert
with nearly 30 years of experience starts work this week
to help the County improve the quality and number of affordable
child care facilities in Orange County. Anne Broussard
will be on County Executive Office staff as Child Care
Public Workshop Looks At County
Budget for 2001-02
May 22, 2001
(Santa Ana)- Esmael Adibi, director
of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at
Chapman University, will discuss his expectations for
continued economic strength at the County's unveiling
next week of its 2001-02 budget.
(Santa Ana, CA) - Orange County residents
have the opportunity to submit plans to the Board of Supervisors
on how the County should be divided into Supervisorial
districts for the next 10 years. Redistricting packages
containing all necessary information and forms are now
(Santa Ana, CA) - A third year of spring
cleaning with refreshments, food and games will come to
the unincorporated county area of El Modena from 9 a.m.
- 2 p.m., April 21 at the El Modena Community Center,
18672 East Center Street in Orange.
(Santa Ana, CA) - An 80-year-old dubbed
"Bicycle Bill," a newlywed from Thailand, and
an intern who helped prove a young man's innocence are
some of the 50 individuals and three groups the Board
of Supervisors will honor for their volunteer efforts.
The fifth annual County of Orange volunteer recognition
ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., April 18 in the Hall of
Administration Board Hearing Room, 10 Civic Center Plaza,
(Santa Ana, CA) - The County's redistricting
committee will present the redistricting package to County
residents at 2 p.m., April 11 in the Board hearing room,
Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.
The redistricting package contains all information and
forms necessary for a member of the public to submit a
redistricting proposal to the County.
Orange County Board of Supervisors
Receives Lifesaving AED
April 5, 2001
(SANTA ANA, April 9, 2001) – Forging
a new partnership for a healthier Orange County, the Women’s
Council of the American Heart Association will present
Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Cynthia P. Coad
and First District Supervisor Chuck Smith with an automated
external defibrillator (AED) at Santa Ana College at 11
Orange County Receives $4.1 million
in Homeless Assistance Grant
April 5, 2001
(Santa Ana, CA) - The U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today
a $4.1 million homeless assistance grant award to the
County of Orange. The grant, awarded under the Continuum
of Care Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA)
process, recognizes the County of Orange's collaboration
with hundreds of non-profit organizations, cities and
County agencies on a regional plan to reduce the growing
number of homeless.
Homeless Assistance Funding (SuperNOFA)
To Be Topic of Community Forum
March 26, 2001
(SANTA ANA) - Funding opportunities
for homeless assistance will be the topic of the March
28 Continuum of Care (CoC) Community Forum at 1:30 p.m.
at the LA Times Mirror Meeting Room, 1375 Sunflower Avenue
in Costa Mesa.
(SANTA ANA) -- Sales proceeds from California
license plates honoring the armed forces or veterans service
organizations flow directly to veterans' services statewide,
said Ron Melendez, the County?s Veterans Service Officer.
2001 Orange County Community Indicators
Report Released this Month
March 19, 2001
SANTA ANA (CA), (March 19, 2001) - The
second annual Orange County Community Indicators report
for 2001 was formally released this month to Orange County
government, business and community organizations by the
project director, Michael M. Ruane.
(Santa Ana, CA) – Moody’s
Investors Service has upgraded the underlying rating for
the Airport Revenue Bonds of Orange County’s John
Wayne Airport (JWA) to Aa3 from A1. This upgrade applies
to approximately $186 million outstanding Airport bonds.
Coad, Correa Provide Information
to Potential LIFE Applicants
March 5, 2001
(Santa Ana) – As a result of last
year’s passage of the Legal Immigration and Family
Equity Act (LIFE) by Congress, limited immigration reform
was enacted, and foreign-born residents began looking
Flood Control District To Become
February 27, 2001
(SANTA ANA) – Founded in 1927,
the Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD) will
soon join Newport Harbor, Mission San Juan Capistrano
and the Tustin Blimp Hangers as a California Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark. The OCFCD is only the seventh
landmark to be dedicated in Orange County.
Housing Help for Orange County Teachers
February 23, 2001
(Santa Ana, CA) – Monte Vista
Elementary School teacher Emily Benavides and her husband
David were welcomed into their new home today by California
State Treasurer Philip Angelides as one of the first borrowers
through a new homeownership incentive program for Orange
County teachers. The “Extra Credit Teacher Home
Purchase Program” offers reduced rate mortgages
and $7,500 in down payment assistance to help teachers,
principals, and assistant principals purchase homes in
the high-cost Orange County housing market as incentive
to continue teaching in local low-performing schools.
Input Sought on Public Participation
Plan for County Redistricting
February 20, 2001
The County's redistricting committee
will meet next week to receive public comment on the draft
public participation plan for the upcoming redrawing of
boundaries of the five Supervisorial Districts. The new
Districts will be drawn using 2000 Census data to be released
Applications Sought for Proposition
10 Orange County Children and Families Commission
February 14, 2001
(SANTA ANA) – The County of Orange
is now soliciting applications for at least one existing
vacancy as well as future openings on the Orange County
Children and Families Commission, which has been established
by the Board of Supervisors to receive and distribute
revenue from Proposition 10, the voter-approved Tobacco
(Santa Ana) - The County of Orange is
taking its first steps into e-recruiting for new employees.
And tomorrow morning, Supervisor Todd Spitzer will demonstrate
the County's new virtual job application with Santiago
Canyon College students at 11 a.m., February 9 at Santiago
Canyon College, Room U118. SCC President Mark Rocha will
participate in the hands-on demo.
Some Veterans Can Save Money On
February 7, 2001
(SANTA ANA) -- Veterans with service-connected
disabilities may be able to save money on their dependents'
tuition at California universities, colleges and community
colleges. Through California's Fee Waiver Program, dependents
of former military personnel who have a service-connected
disability are exempt from paying tuition fees while they
attend a state school. The program does not apply to private
schools or to non-residents of California, and it only
applies to state schools within California.
(SANTA ANA) – Government officials,
providers of senior services, and Orange County seniors
will attend a reception next week for the County's recently
appointed director of the Area Agency on Aging. The event
begins at 9 a.m., January 31 at the Old County Courthouse,
211 West Santa Ana Boulevard in Santa Ana.
Family Resource Center To Be Introduced
to Midway City
January 8, 2001
(Santa Ana) - Family resource centers
(FRCs) are built on the needs of the families in their
communities. To introduce Midway City’s families
to FRCs, Orange County Supervisor Charles V. Smith will
host a town hall meeting from 6 - 8 p.m., January 10 at
the Midway City Community Center, 14400 Park Lane, Midway
(SANTA ANA) – Re-elected Orange
County Supervisors Charles V. Smith and Todd Spitzer will
each take an oath of office at 9:30 a.m. on January 9.
The ceremony will precede a regular meeting of the Board
of Supervisors in the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic
Center Plaza, Santa Ana.