1998 Press Releases

December 17, 1998 
Oath of Office Ceremonies Scheduled for County Officials

December 28 Assessor Webster J. Guillory 10 a.m. Old County Courthouse 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana


December 17, 1998 
Board Allocates Funds to Pay Off Recovery Bonds

SANTA ANA - Committing to expenditures for debt reduction, juvenile facilities and housing for neglected children, the Orange County Board of Supervisors this week adopted its first annual revision of a long-range financial plan.


December 15, 1998 
County Bid Process Goes On-line

(SANTA ANA) - Early next year, the County of Orange's Purchasing Department will initiate an on-line bidding process, Gary Burton, Assistant CEO/Office of Finance, announced today.


November 23, 1998 
National Financial Leader to be Honored by Board of Supervisors

SANTA ANA - Gedale B. Horowitz, senior managing director with Salomon Smith Barney headquartered in New York, will be honored tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors for his work in municipal finance and his exemplary role in serving the people of Orange County, said County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier.


November 2, 1998 
CEO Named 1 of 11 Public Officials Of The Year By National Magazine

SANTA ANA - County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier will be honored this month as one of GOVERNING MAGAZINE's 11 Public Officials of the Year. GOVERNING, an independent national magazine covering state and local government, is presenting its award winners for the fifth year.


October 7, 1998 
Jan Mittermeier Accepts Contract Offer

SANTA ANA - Attached is a copy of a letter delivered this afternoon to the Board of Supervisors by County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier. The letter, addressed to Board Chairman Jim Silva, contains an acceptance of the Board's contract offer made at yesterday's Board meeting.


September 21, 1998 
County to Sign Friendship Agreement with Tainan, Taiwan

SANTA ANA - The mayor of Tainan, Taiwan, George Chang, and a delegation of 18 other Tainan officials will arrive in Orange County tomorrow for a one-day visit to meet with the Board of Supervisors and enter into a "Friendly City/County" agreement. The letter of intent will be signed at an 11 a.m. reception in the fifth floor conference room of the Hall of Administration in downtown Santa Ana.


September 10, 1998 
Interim Director Announced for John Wayne Airport

SANTA ANA - County CEO Jan Mittermeier today announced the appointment of Loan Leblow as interim director of John Wayne Airport. Leblow will have oversight of all airport activities while the County looks for a permanent replacement for O. B. Schooley who has accepted a position with the consulting firm P&D Aviation. He had been airport director for four years.


June 25, 1998 
County "Wows" Big Apple With Financial Presentations

SANTA ANA - Visits to key members of the New York finance community and a prime spot on the agenda of a national investors conference by County of Orange officials won rave reviews from their audiences.


June 2, 1998 
Orange County, Merril Lynch Announce Settlement of Lawsuit

Thomas Hayes, Representative, Orange County Litigation Fund, informed the Board of Supervisors on June 2, 1998 that a settlement has been reached in the County of Orange's case against Merrill Lynch.


April 1, 1998 
County of Orange Presents Budget Workshops for the Public

SANTA ANA - The County of Orange invites the public to attend a budget workshop at 2 p.m., April 8 at the Orange County Public Library, 1501 E. St. Andrews Place in Santa Ana.


January 28, 1998 
Young Chinese Performers to Visit Orange County

(SANTA ANA) - Twenty-four young performers, The Cathay Future Children Art Troupe from Tianjin, China, will arrive January 30 in Orange County as guests of the County of Orange's Office of Protocol. The January 30 - February 2 visit, which is hoped will begin a cultural exchange between the city and County, was initiated when William G. Steiner, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, led a County delegation to Tianjin to establish a Sister City/County relationship. Since the Sister City agreements were signed last July, Orange County has become a primary destination for arriving business delegations from Asia.


January 26, 1998 
Legislative Priorities for County of Orange

The following is a synopsis of the legislative platform for the County of Orange. This item is agendized for consideration by the Board of Supervisors at the January 27 Board meeting. For further information about the legislative platform, please contact Robert L. Richardson, Manager/Legislative Affairs, at 834-3481.


January 21, 1998 
Ceremony Scheduled to Raise POW/MIA Flag over County's Civic Center

(SANTA ANA) - Supervisor James W. Silva, chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, will host a brief ceremony tomorrow morning to raise the POW/MIA flag at the County of Orange's Civic Center Plaza.


January 12, 1998 
State of the County Address

(SANTA ANA) - Second District Supervisor James W. Silva, unanimously elected last week by his colleagues as chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, will present a State of the County address at the start of tomorrow morning's regular Board meeting. Silva will detail his vision and goals for the Board in the upcoming year.