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Supervisors Honor 30-Year Promise to Dissolve Taxing Districts
Orange County supervisors formally dissolved eight special taxing districts in South Orange County on Tuesday and ordered $4.3 million in property owner tax credits, ranging from $49.84 to $3,664.01 per parcel. The districts were formed between 1986 and 1988 to cover the costs of building public facilities and improvements.

OC Officials Celebrate Expanded Authority for Use of Mental Health Funds
The State Department of Health Care Services has issued a formal ruling that counties can use Mental Health Services Act funding to provide crisis stabilization services to clients on a voluntary or involuntary basis. The move resulted from a bipartisan legislative push by Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), supported by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

New Public Defender Sharon Petrosino Earns Final Board Approval
The Orange County Board of Supervisors made official its selection of Sharon Petrosino as Orange County's new Public Defender. "We are pleased to welcome Sharon in her new and essential role as a part of Orange County's criminal justice system," Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said. “Sharon has shown true commitment and resolve on behalf of her clients and all of the residents of Orange County.”

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