A state bill AB 1479 – up for vote on Friday – would create a fine for agencies that grossly violate California’s Public Records Act. A recent successful Voice of OC lawsuit against the County of Orange, appealing denied public records about an evangelist handcuffed by a county supervisor while armed, is a prime test case for the fine.
Each member of the Board of Suprvisors will select one of the ethics commissioners. How and why each supervisor decides who to select will not be public, but a majority of the full board will confirm the selections in an open meeting.
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.
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.
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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.
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. Grant Provides Free Legal Clinic for Orange County Veterans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.