On OC: Funding Homelessness

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., interviews Jack Toan, vice president at Wells Fargo. A leader in Orange County and part of Well’s Fargo’s Corporate Responsibility team, Toan is working with the United Way on funding UC Irvine cost studies on homelessness. He talks about the challenges in the philanthropic community around funding programs on housing.

On OC: Enhancing Public Safety in Santa Ana

Sean Garcia-Leys and Eric Lam from the Urban Peace Institute talk about their ongoing assessment of local policing, a Sept. 26 public forum in Santa Ana to discuss public safety and the broader prospects for enhancing public safety without breaking the public budget.

On OC: Defending Orange County’s Backcountry

Orange County backcountry activist and land use attorney Gloria Sefton talks about the constant development pressures on Orange County’s land use specific plans, especially those in the canyon areas, and her numerous successful lawsuits to defend the public planning process for canyon residents.

On OC: Funding Mental Health in Orange County

Matt Holzmann, vice chair for Orange County’s Mental Health Board, talks about the unique opportunity facing public officials in Orange County to create a national funding and programming model for mental health programming at every spectrum, from those facing an immediate crisis, to those in need of permanent supportive housing.