Phillips: Celebrating Success at Santa Ana Unified School District

Santa Ana Unified School District Superintendent Stefanie P. Phillips reports that students in Santa Ana have achieved a significant increase of 11.5% in graduation rates over the last seven years, surpassing the State and County average with 91.6% of the District’s high school seniors graduating with their diploma and a direct pathway to college.

Block: A Special Democratic Party Convention

Rossmoor resident Joel Block headed to the California Democratic Party Convention last weekend and writes back that an influx of new, young delegates caused close elections and experienced procedural chaos.

OCTA Offers Youth Summer Pass for Half Price

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May 23, 2017

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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713

Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
OCTA Offers Youth Summer Pass for Half Price    
Youth can ride June 1 through Aug. 31 for $20 per month, 50 percent off the regular fare
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging youth to explore their community this summer by getting out and visiting Orange County’s many attractions using the discounted OCTA Youth Summer Pass. For the past 16 years, OCTA has provided a summer bus pass for those 18 and younger as part of a youth ridership program.

Grant Provides Free Legal Clinic for Orange County Veterans

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May 23, 2017
Contact: Carrie Braun, Public Information Manager
(714) 788-8060, Carrie.Braun@ocgov.com
 

 

Santa Ana, CA (May 23, 2017) — On April 18, 2017, the Orange County Veterans Service Office and the Veterans Legal Institute received a grant award in the amount of $40,000 from the State of California Department of Veterans Affairs. The money will be used to develop a new monthly, free legal clinic at the Orange County Veterans Service Office which is located at 1300 S. Grand, Ave. Room 247, Santa Ana, Ca 92705.

County of Orange Seeking Ethics Commissioners

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Contact: Carrie Braun Public Information Manager (714) 788-8060 Carrie.Braun@ocgov.com
County of Orange Seeking Ethics Commissioners
Santa Ana, CA (May 23, 2017) — The Orange County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for commissioners for the County’s Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission. The Commission will consist of five appointed members, one appointment by each Supervisor. Commissioners shall serve terms up to three years and may not serve more than two full terms. A full list of the qualifications and online application can be found on the Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission website- http://www.ocgov.com/gov/ocethics/about.

County of Orange Opposes Assembly Bill 22

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County of Orange Opposes Assembly Bill 22
Santa Ana, CA (May 19, 2017) — The County of Orange Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) declaring its opposition to Assembly Bill 22 (AB 22) which prevents the firing of public employees for being affiliated with the Communist Party. The bill, which passed the California Assembly by a 41-30 margin on May 8, 2017 was deleted by Assemblyman Bonta on May 17, 2017. The bill removed references to the Communist Party in existing law and no longer authorized that a public employee may be dismissed solely on the basis that the public employee is a member of, or advocate for, the Communist Party.

Official Statement from F/ETCA Chairman Ed Sachs Regarding San Clemente City Council’s Pending Action to Create Non-Technical View Simulations of Conceptual Traffic Relief Ideas

Foothill Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Board Chairman Ed Sachs issued the following statement regarding the San Clemente City Council’s consideration of hiring consultants to draw visual simulations of traffic relief solution concepts proposed by the public prior to technical study.