Singer, Kropke and Clayton-Tarvin: Orange County, the COVID Wild West?

Many children will have to return to daycare requiring bold initiatives. There is likely no vaccine for COVID and herd immunity is years away. There is no relief for this pandemic on the immediate horizon and waiting for a cure is unattainable because science takes time. Our childcare programs will have to be reimagined with flexible thinkers leading the charge. Yet the OC Supervisors have yet to contact anyone in the educational community for assistance. The new normal should be led by campus sanitation specialists who rank in respect to principals and paid commensurate to professionals. Our daily structure needs to be rethought and turned on its head altogether. It’s time.

Sefton and Schlotterbeck: Orange County Needs a Tree Preservation Policy

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks supports a tree preservation policy going before the OC Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The precedent-setting policy will protect mature, native trees that improve our quality of life and contribute to the beauty of the environment. Distinctions on property size, location, and exceptions to this policy exist.

Warner: An Open Letter to the Orange County Board of Supervisors

We believe it is possible to protect the health and safety of our communities without bankrupting them as well. If we act now and put together a plan to restart the OC economy as well as minimize health risks, then businesses can begin the process of contacting vendors, employees, customers and preparing to smoothly transition and reopen.