Anaheim Republican Assembly to Hold Public Forum on February 15th

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.  PRESS RELEASE

Contact:  Robert J. Walters, Executive Vice President
714-397-3262
January 30, 2017

On Wednesday evening 7-8:30pm, February 15th, the Anaheim Republican Assembly will hold a public forum for residents of Anaheim, Orange and Villa Park. This will address the homelessness crisis. The event will be held at the Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806.

The OC GOP’s Delicate Dance in the Age of Trump

There was a time when Republican officials in the “reddest county in America” were not at all shy about deriding our porous borders and condemning those who advocate amnesty for unauthorized immigrants. But their approach has become more nuanced in recent years.

What Trump’s Immigration Orders Mean for Orange County

With the first wave of President Donald Trump’s long-promised crackdown on immigration arriving this week, immigrant advocates in Orange County are scrambling to mobilize on behalf of the many county residents who could be impacted by the directives.

Leaked Trump Plans Use False Data to Push Orange County Desalination Plant

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. MEDIA ALERT

 

January 25, 2017

Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905

 
Leaked Trump Plans Use False Data to Push Orange County Desalination Plant
Coastkeeper says administration underestimates ratepayer costs by hundreds of millions

WHAT: A White House document leaked yesterday reveals Trump’s prioritized infrastructure projects across the country, including the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant. Orange County Coastkeeper opposes the disastrous project, which would burden ratepayers and cause irreversible environmental damage. According to Coastkeeper, the region’s leading clean-water watchdog, the leaked document contains two major inaccuracies about the proposed desalination plant:

It underestimates ratepayer burden by more than $650 million.

President Trump issued executive orders on immigration that go against American values

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
Contact: Shakeel Syed * 714-621-0919 ext 11 * shakeel@occord.org

Garden Grove - 1.25.17

Today, President Trump issued executive orders on immigration that go against American values and will further harm immigrants who contribute to our communities in myriad ways. OCCORD is gravely concerned in President Trump’s decision that realizes his xenophobic rhetoric into policies. "We reject the anti-immigrant vitrol that goes against traditional American values of welcoming immigrants," said Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of OCCORD.

$1B Huntington Beach boondoggle on Trump’s pet project list

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
January 25, 2017

Contact: Marce Gutierrez-Graudins, Azul, mar@azulproject.org,  (650) 260-4290

Dan Jacobson, Environment California, djacobsen@environmentcalifornia.org, (916) 743-5356
Big Water finds an ally in the Trump Administration
Billion dollar Huntington Beach boondoggle makes Trump’s priority list, complete with alternative facts
Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, McClatchy News reported that President Trump’s team has compiled a list of 50 "Emergency and National Security Projects." Given the document’s title, water and consumer advocates were surprised to see the proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant—which Orange County Water District’s own analyses show is unnecessary given current supplies—included. Trump’s team also got the price tag wrong—listing the cost as $350 million instead of $1 billion. “The inclusion of an unnecessary billion-dollar for-profit desalination plant in President Trump’s list of priority projects is sad in light of the need for better water infrastructure in rural parts of California that currently lack access to safe drinking water,“ said Dan Jacobson of Environment California.

Mercy Housing to develop the proposed Placentia Veteran’s Village

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Contact: Denis Bilodeau Phone: 714-749-6386

Santa Ana, California (January 24, 2017) - Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a lease agreement with Mercy Housing to develop the proposed Placentia Veteran’s Village, which will provide housing for 49 homeless and/or disabled United States Veterans. On 2.34-acres of unimproved vacant land owned by the Orange County Flood Control District, as governed by the Board of Supervisors, Mercy Housing will construct an apartment complex consisting of 49 fully furnished apartment homes and on-site offices for support services. The Village will provide a wide range of on-site services such as job-training, job placement, Veterans Administration benefits assistance, and healthcare and wellness programs.

Supervisor Shawn Nelson, who’s Fourth District includes the City of Placentia said, “This is another significant step forward in addressing the serious homelessness issue in our County – especially giving a hand up to our veterans.