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December 7, 2016
Contact: Carlos Perea, Resilience OC, 714 605 6666, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immigrant Rights Leaders React to Santa Ana Sanctuary Policy Vote
Santa Ana, CA – Last night the Santa Ana City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of declaring Santa Ana a Sanctuary City. The resolution, supported by immigrant residents and leaders is one of the strongest passed since the election of Donald Trump. While it is mostly symbolic, the council members made a commitment to quickly turn the principles of the resolution into city law by adopting them into an ordinance, a process they will begin at the next council meeting.
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City of Santa Ana Takes Steps to Become Sanctuary City Before Trump Takes Office
The city of Santa Ana will vote on a resolution that outlines the necessary steps it needs to take to defend its immigrant community
WHAT: More people were deported under the Obama Administration than any other president in U.S. history. Now with the election of Donald Trump, deportations, immigration enforcement and detention will intensify and we are already experiencing the anxiety and fear our communities are going through as January approaches. As the City of Santa Ana positions itself to protect its immigrant community, we urge the City Council to go beyond symbolic statements, and accept the demands from the community:
1) Protect the information of every resident;
2) Convert the sanctuary resolution into local law through an ordinance before January 20th, 2017;
3) Guarantee the establishment of a Task Force to serve as an accountability mechanism and policy body to advise the city on issues of immigration enforcement and deportations in Santa Ana.
Luis Sarmiento (714) 425-5562 email@example.com
COMMUNITY GROUPS MOBILIZE TO SANTA ANA CITY HALL REQUESTING PUBLIC LAND FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT
WHAT: After months of dialogue and collaboration with City staff and elected officials, community organizations, residents, and allies will gather in front of Santa Ana City Hall to urge City Council to allocate land to THRIVE Santa Ana, a Community Land Trust (CLT). A community land trust is a nonprofit organization that administers land for local needs such as affordable housing and commercial spaces, and can include innovative projects such as urban agriculture or skate parks. Immediately before the Council meeting, OCCORD will also be releasing its official report “Growing Together: A Case for A Community Land Trust Strategies in Santa Ana,” which offers the results of research, recommendations, and explains how CLTs have been used as a strategy in over 200 cities in the US.
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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
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OCTA Reaches Major Milestone in Preserving O.C. Wilderness
EIR and conservation plan OK’d for seven properties that help offset impacts of 13 freeway projects
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors on Monday unanimously approved a conservation plan that ensures more than 1,300 acres of wilderness will remain preserved and forever protected from development. The approval of the environmental documents related to the Measure M Freeway Environmental Mitigation Program marks a major milestone in efforts to protect natural habitat and rare animal and plant species in Orange County. The certification of the final conservation plans, known as the Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan and the associated Environmental Impact Report, is the culmination of a nearly 10-year effort that involved OCTA staff working closely with members of the public, environmental and community groups, and state and federal wildlife officials. “Today is a landmark day for Orange County that demonstrates we can move forward on improving our freeways and transportation system while at the same time protecting the environment that makes our county such a special place to live,” said OCTA Chair Lori Donchak.
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November 22, 2016
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ADVANCING JUSTICE-CA URGES WHITE HOUSE TO RESCIND NATIONAL SECURITY ENTRY-EXIT REGISTRATION SYSTEM (NSEERS) PROGRAM
Nearly 200 Groups Seek to Eliminate Registration Program Targeting Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Immigrants
LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California (Advancing Justice-CA), together with almost 200 human rights, civil liberties, education, social justice, and inter-faith organizations nationwide, has signed-on to a letter urging the White House to rescind the regulations that created the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program, which could be used as a stepping-stone for President-elect Trump’s “Muslim database.” NSEERS went into effect shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks in an attempt to register and track non-immigrant visa holders from 25 countries, which disproportionately targeted Muslim, Arab, and South Asian visitors to the United States. It proved to be discriminatory, ineffective, and inefficient. In 2011 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended the program. However, because it was not dismantled, the program can easily be revived.
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Orange County Bar Association To Honor Dean J. Zipser With Franklin G. West Award
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (November 21, 2016) – The Orange County Bar Association will present attorney Dean J. Zipser with the Franklin G. West Award at its 2017 Judges’ Night & Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2016 CONTACT: Matt Reilly (916) 201-9636
LATEST VOTE TALLY ENSURES QUIRK-SILVA VICTORY
FULLERTON, CA—After a week of counting remaining late absentee ballots, Sharon Quirk-Silva has emerged with a decisive lead in the 65th Assembly District race. Quirk-Silva’s lead has nearly tripled from 1,542 to 4,311 since Election Day, and the remaining ballots will continue to increase that margin. “I am grateful to the voters for their confidence,” said Quirk-Silva.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. Landmark Agreement Ends 15-Year Dispute Over SR 241 Toll Road Extension
IRVINE, Calif. – November 10, 2016
Agreement between Orange County toll road agency, Attorney General and a broad coalition of national and local environmental groups will protect San Onofre State Beach, the Richard and Donna O’Neill Conservancy and San Mateo Creek watershed while allowing exploration of other transportation solutions for South Orange County. Announcing an end to the 15-year fight over the proposed Foothill-South Toll Road in southern Orange County and northern San Diego County, representatives from the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the Save San Onofre Coalition, the California Park and Recreation Commission and the Native American Heritage Commission detailed the elements of a historic, comprehensive settlement.
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OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT AND RAINBOW SETTLE LAWSUIT OVER TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS
HUNTINGTON BEACH (November 16, 2016) – The Ocean View School District and Rainbow Environmental Services are pleased to jointly announce that all pending litigation has been settled. Rainbow Environmental Services, operated by Republic Services, will be funding improvements to its transfer station, including a new 45,000 square-foot building, renovations to enclose existing buildings and facilities, and installation of state-of-the-art ventilation and filtration measures. When the construction is completed, Rainbow’s operations will be conducted in enclosed structures, greatly reducing the potential for noise and odor impacts on the neighboring Oak View schools.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
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OCTA to Use $50,000 Grant for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety
State Office of Traffic Safety grant aims to increase awareness with multi-language videos
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority has received a $50,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to increase awareness about the need for motorists to safely share the road with bicyclists and pedestrians. From 2012-2014, at least 39 bicyclists and 152 pedestrians were killed and more than 6,700 bicyclists and pedestrians were injured on Orange County streets.