2012 Press Releases

December 10, 2012 
Candidates Sought for Three Vacant County Offices

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from qualified candidates as they seek to fill three elected offices that are currently vacant. The Board is seeking candidates for possible appointment to the offices of Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder and Public Administrator.


October 24, 2012 
Olympic Spirit to be Honored by Board of Supervisors

The Orange County Board of Supervisors will honor the Olympians who live and train in Orange County, as well as the organizations that support their Olympic endeavors, during their October 30 Board meeting.


October 19, 2012 
South County Disaster Preparedness Expo Marks 5th Year

Thousands of Orange County residents will learn how to improve their preparedness for emergencies and disasters at the 5th annual South County Disaster Preparedness Expo to be held Saturday, October 20 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in Mission Viejo.


October 2, 2012 
Former Supervisor Chuck Smith Remembered

The Orange County Board of Supervisors adjourned today's Board meeting in memory of former First District Supervisor Charles V. "Chuck" Smith, who died this weekend at age 80.


September 25, 2012 
Performance Audit Named a "Bright Idea" in Government

Orange County's Office of the Performance Audit Director today was recognized as an innovative government initiative by the Bright Ideas program of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


September 19, 2012 
Three County Programs Receive 2012 CSAC Awards

(Santa Ana, CA) — Three County of Orange departments – the Social Services Agency, Health Care Agency, and Office of the Performance Audit Director – were selected to be honored by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) for innovation and cost-effectiveness as part of the 2012 Challenge Awards program.


September 19, 2012 
2.2 Million OC Residents Will Receive AlertOC Test Call

(Santa Ana, CA) - Over 2.2 million Orange County residents will receive a call on September 20th at 10 a.m. to test the County's regional mass notification system, AlertOC.


September 14, 2012 
Regional AlertOC Test Set For September 20

More than two million Orange County residents will receive an AlertOC test call on Thursday, September 20 as part of the annual test of the County's regional mass notification system.


August 28, 2012 
Interim CEO Selected

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has selected Bob Franz to serve as Interim County Executive Officer (CEO) while the Board conducts a search for a permanent CEO.


August 16, 2012 
County Wins Court Decision on Retiree Medical Issue

The County of Orange has won a major victory in a lawsuit filed by the Retired Employees Association of Orange County over retiree medical benefits. A U.S. District Judge has granted the County's Motion for Summary Judgment in the suit filed in November 2007.


July 31, 2012 
Board Makes a Splash!

(Santa Ana, CA) - The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a lease with Wild Rivers today to construct and operate a new water park in Irvine on County property.


July 25, 2012 
County Gets Okay for Poche Beach Maintenance

(San Clemente, CA) - Orange County Supervisor Patricia C. Bates, the City of San Clemente and OC Parks have worked together to receive approval from the California Coastal Commission, California Regional Water Quality Control Board and Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance on the channel outlet at Poche Beach in San Clemente.


June 14, 2012 
Refowitz Appointed Health Care Agency Director

The appointment of Mark A. Refowitz to the position of Orange County Health Care Agency Director was announced today by County Executive Officer Thomas G. Mauk.


May 30, 2012 
Fifteen County Programs Receive NACo Awards, Including One "Best of Category"

(Santa Ana, CA) - Fifteen County of Orange programs were selected to receive a 2012 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties (NACo).


May 14, 2012 
Orange County Public Budget Workshop

(Santa Ana, CA) - Orange County residents are invited to attend the County's annual Budget Workshop for an introduction to the County's Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget.


May 9, 2012 
County of Orange Files Claim Against State

The County of Orange has filed a claim against the State of California seeking over $23 million in Vehicle License Fee Adjustment Amount (VLFAA) owed to the County for Fiscal Year 2010-11.


April 23, 2012 
County Receives AA+ Bond Rating

The County of Orange has received a 'AA+' general obligation bond rating from Fitch Rating, a global financial rating agency.


April 5, 2012 
County Statement on State VLF Lawsuit

The County of Orange has released a statement on the filing of a lawsuit over Vehicle License Fee funding by the Attorney General's office on behalf of the California Department of Finance and the California Community Colleges.


February 14, 2012 
New Public Defender Appointed

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has appointed Frank Ospino to serve as the County's Public Defender.


February 14, 2012 
Board of Supervisors Appoints Clerk of the Board

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has appointed Susan Novak to serve as Clerk of the Board effective February 10, 2012.


February 8, 2012 
County Seeks Resolution of Claims Over TCA Fees

The County of Orange has filed an action in Orange County Superior Court seeking to resolve claims related to Transportation Corridor Agency fees associated with improvements at John Wayne Airport.


February 7, 2012 
Resignation of Public Administrator

Mr. John Williams has agreed to honor the original terms of his previous agreement to resign from the position of Public Administrator.


January 25, 2012 
Recruitment Begins for County Auditor-Controller

(Santa Ana, CA) - The Orange County Board of Supervisors has initiated the recruitment process to select the County's next Auditor-Controller.


January 11, 2012 
Rental Assistance Waiting List To Open

(Santa Ana - CA) The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) will open its Waiting List to accept pre-applications for housing assistance from February 15, 2012 until February 29, 2012.