SANTA ANA—The County of Orange
will receive an award presented by the Bond Buyer Newspaper
as part of the paper’s annual “Bond Buyer’s
Deal of the Year.” The esteemed award recognizes
the county’s unique and innovative use of public
financing, which has proven vital in its economic recovery
since the County’s declared bankruptcy in 1994.
(Santa Ana, CA) At the direction of Board Chairman Bill Campbell, a multi-agency task force has been meeting since last week to assess resources and develop preliminary plans to receive evacuees from Hurricane Katrina if Orange County is needed as a relocation site. Key agencies involved in the planning are Housing and Community Services (HCS), Social Services Agency, Health Care Agency and the Sheriff’s Department.
(Santa Ana, CA) The County Board of Supervisors today announced the appointment of Colleene Preciado, a County employee for 29 years, as Chief Probation Officer. She replaces Stephanie Lewis, who recently retired. The appointment is effective today.
County Refinancing Ends Bankruptcy Debt 10 Years Sooner
August 4, 2005
(Santa Ana, CA) Today the County priced the refunding of the 1995 Recovery Bonds. This is the second and final marketing phase of the refunding and restructuring of the County’s bankruptcy recovery debt.
CEO Tom Mauk Appoints Social Services Agency Director
July 19, 2005
(Santa Ana, CA) County Executive Officer Tom Mauk today appointed a leader with nearly 40 years experience in the social services arena to the position of Social Services Agency (SSA) Director. Ingrid Harita, who has worked for the County of Orange for 22 years, will assume the Director’s spot on July 22 upon the retirement of Angelo Doti, the current SSA Director.
(Santa Ana, CA) County Executive Officer
Thomas G. Mauk today accepted the resignation of Dan Hatton,
Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy County Executive
Officer. The resignation is effective June 17. He joined
the County in January 2003.
(Santa Ana, CA) The County of Orange
will sponsor a budget workshop next week to inform the
community about its budget process and anticipated issues
for the upcoming fiscal year. It will be held at 9 a.m.,
May 27 in the Hall of Administration Board hearing room
on the first floor, 10 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana.
(Santa Ana, CA) Two County departments
have launched new online services to better serve the
public. The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA)/Environmental
Health Division and RDMD/Harbors Beaches and Parks (HBP)
are making it easier for their customers to do business
and get to the information they need most.
(Santa Ana, CA) Approximately 19,000
volunteers providing 984,423 hours of service were valued
at more than $22 million in avoided costs for County government
in 2004. To commemorate these achievements, the Board
of Supervisors will acknowledge volunteers at the ninth
annual Countywide volunteer recognition ceremony.
2005 Strategic Financial Plan Workshop
Set for April 12
April 8, 2005
(Santa Ana, CA) The Orange County Board
of Supervisors will hold a special workshop at 1:30 p.m.,
April 12 to consider the 2005 Strategic Financial Plan.
The workshop will be held in the Board Hearing Room at
the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza, first
floor, Santa Ana.
(Santa Ana, CA) County Executive Officer
Thomas G. Mauk today announced that George Caravalho has
been named Director of Dana Point Harbor for the County
of Orange. He comes on board to consolidate the daily
operations and revitalization of the Harbor.
County awarded $11.3 million for homeless services
January 26, 2005
(Santa Ana, CA) Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the County of Orange $11,367,654 in a homeless assistance grant competition under the Continuum of Care Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA).
(Santa Ana, CA) Returning Supervisor Bill Campbell and newly elected Lou Correa will take their oaths of office as Orange County Supervisors at 9 a.m. Monday in the Board hearing room of the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana.