(Santa Ana, CA) - Steven Rodermund,
Interim Registrar since January, has been appointed by
County Executive Officer James Ruth to the permanent position
of Registrar of Voters. The appointment is effective December
(Santa Ana, CA) - The Board of Supervisors this morning appointed James D. Ruth
as County Executive Officer. Ruth, 67, who has been Interim CEO for the last
nine months, was appointed Feb. 5 by the Board to serve as interim following
the departure of Michael Schumacher. In today’s action, Ruth will sign a
contract which contains a 12-month commitment.
(Santa Ana, CA) - Two County managers
were honored this month for their professional achievements.
Larry Leaman, recently retired Director of the Social
Services Agency (SSA), was honored last week and Karen
Roper, Homeless Prevention Specialist, received her award
on October 17.
(Santa Ana, CA) - Larry Leaman, recently
retired Director of the Social Services Agency (SSA),
was honored with the Executive leadership Award on October
9 from the County Welfare Directors Association of California
(CWDA) during its Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento.
CWDA is a statewide association in which all 58 California
(Santa Ana) - The County of Orange ranks
fourth in the nation and first in California for using
information technology to deliver high-quality, easy-to-use
services online, according to the 2003 Digital Counties
Survey. The study was conducted jointly by the Center
for Digital Government, National Association of Counties
(NACO) and Government Technology magazine. Orange County
tied with San Diego.
(Santa Ana) - Orange County residents
can challenge their property values by filing an appeal
between July 2 and September 15. The Clerk of the Board
now offers easy-to-use, password-secured, online filing
for county residents at http://assessmentappeals.ocgov.com/aa/.
(Santa Ana) - Interim CEO James D. Ruth
has appointed a planning expert with 32 years of experience
to lead the County’s Planning & Development
Services Department (PDSD). Bryan Speegle, who has been
PDSD’s assistant director since 2001, will step
into the director’s role effective today.
Public Workshop Features County
Budget for FY 2003-04
May 27, 2003
(Santa Ana) - Esmael Adibi, director
of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at
Chapman University, will present an economic forecast
for the coming year at this year’s budget workshop,
“Doing Business in Difficult Times.” The free
workshop will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 29 in the
Board hearing room on the first floor of the Hall of Administration,
10 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana.
(Santa Ana, CA) - Assemblyman Ken Maddox
(R-Costa Mesa) and Supervisor Jim Silva (Second District)
will thank Orange County’s men and women in the
military as they dedicate a Wall of Honor May 16 in the
lobby of the County’s Hall of Administration, 10
Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana. The ceremony will take
place at 9:30. Click
here to view photos of Wall of Honor
County Volunteers Provide Services
Valued At $24 Million
April 25, 2003
(Santa Ana, CA) - As the County faces
severe State budget cuts, the value of volunteers becomes
truly priceless. More than 24,000 volunteers and 1,084,000
hours of service were valued at $24 million in avoided
costs for County government in 2002. To celebrate these
achievements, the Board of Supervisors will honor volunteers
at the seventh annual Countywide volunteer recognition
Orange County Auditor-Controller
David Sundstrom Accepts This Year’s AIIM Best Practice
April 11, 2003
(New York, NY) - The Association of
Information and Imaging Management (AIIM) announced today
that the County of Orange was one of three winners of
its prestigious Best Practices Award for 2003. David E.
Sundstrom, county Auditor-Controller accepted the award
on behalf of the county at the association's annual convention
that was attended by over 20,000 industry professionals.
Encompassing North America and Europe, the AIIM Best Practices
Award recognizes innovative applications of document and/or
process management technologies to solve critical business
Orange County Child Abuse Prevention
Efforts Recognized With National Award Given to Children
and Families Commission Member Larry Leaman
April 9, 2003
IRVINE, CA - (April 9, 2003) - Selected
in recognition of his efforts for the prevention of child
abuse and neglect, Larry Leaman, a member of the Children
and Families Commission of Orange County and former director
of the Orange County Social Services Agency, was awarded
the 2003 Commissioner's Award from the Administration
on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) joining a select
group of individuals in receiving national recognition
in this important area.
Three Volunteer Programs Win Acts
of Caring Awards
April 7, 2003
(Santa Ana, CA)- Local programs that
encourage literacy and protect senior citizens will be
recognized at this year's National Association of Counties
(NACo) Acts of Caring Awards. The winners include the
Orange County Public Library, the Office on Aging in partnership
with the Council on Aging, and Probation Community Action
Association (PCAA) in partnership with Orange County Revitalization.
(Santa Ana, CA) - The fourth annual
Orange County Community Indicators report is now available
online at www.oc.ca.gov or by calling 714. 834.7257. This
report, which will be highlighted at the Orange County
Forum on February 13, tracks Orange County's progress
on key economic, social and health measures.
(Santa Ana) - An information technology
professional with extensive background in government and
private industry was named as the County's Chief Information
Officer by County Executive Officer Michael Schumacher.
Planning & Development Services
Proposes New Fee Schedule
January 17, 2003
"This would be the first fee increase
in a decade," Leaman explained. "In fact, in
1999 and 2001, the fees were lowered by nearly one-third
and the County subsequently returned more than $1 million
to 1,363 applicants who had paid fees in the previous
six months. Now, with rising costs to County departments,
it's time to adjust to a real cost-based system for better
tracking as well as equity."
(Santa Ana)- Recently re-elected Supervisors
Jim Silva and Tom Wilson along with first-time Supervisor
Chris Norby will take their oaths of office at 2 p.m.,
Jan. 6 on the steps of the Old County Courthouse, 211
West Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana. A reception on the
second and third floors of the Courthouse will immediately
follow the ceremony.