CalTrout awarded $1.8M to pursue restoration and fish passage projects: $717K to benefit Southern California Steelhead

The California Wildlife Conservation Board awarded $522,762 in support of a priority project in Orange County, the I-5 Bridge Array Fish Passage Project on Trabuco Creek.  This grant will allow CalTrout to move forward with a significant fish passage improvement project on Trabuco Creek, a major tributary to San Juan Creek in Orange County.

City Council Member Jerry Slusiewicz Resigns

Laguna Niguel City Council Member Jerry Slusiewicz submitted his resignation from the City Council just before the start of their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He cited safety concerns for himself and his family as the reason for resigning.

Learn to Read a Government Budget: Join the Orange County Auditor-Controller’s Office For a Free Taxpayer Watchdog Event

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.  

Eric H. Woolery   Auditor-Controller, County of Orange

P R E S S   R E L E A S E


For More Information: Danielle Katz 714-457-6962
WHAT – The County of Orange Auditor-Controller’s office is proud to they will be hosting a FREE SEMINAR featuring a panel of experts who will help to demystify government budgets. Join Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery and Huntington Beach City Treasurer Alisa Cutchen as they discuss specifics as to what a government budget looks like, the process for creation and how to gain perspective from it. WHEN – Thursday, December 7, 2017 with doors opening at 5:30 PM
WHERE – The Huntington Beach Senior Center at Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA.

Public interest groups challenge State Lands Commission vote, seek full study of costs and alternatives to controversial desalination project

Today California Coastkeeper Alliance, Orange County Coastkeeper and California Coastal Protection Network are challenging the State Lands Commission’s decision to green light Poseidon’s for-profit Huntington Beach desalination plant. The corporate project has faced widespread public opposition because of its high economic and environmental costs. Critics want the state to conduct a full study of impacts and alternatives, as required by law, to determine the best way to meet community water needs.