The Orange County Planning Department is improving its customer service by utilizing technology to allow for online permit processing. Customers now have the option to apply and pay online for seven types of minor permits without having to come to the county office.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and the Orange County Housing Authority will be hosting an Affordable Housing Town Hall on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Viet Herald Community Center in Westminster.
The County Community Service Center (CCSC) in Westminster recently added a Certified MSI Application Taker (CMAT) who will be available twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The Medical Services for Indigents Program covers necessary medical services for Orange County residents 21 through 64 years of age who have no other resource for medical care.
Approved by the Board of Supervisors on February 20, 2009 and officially begun in April of 2009, the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Program has proven successful in its first full year of operation. There have been 14 convictions, 36 cases filed, 11 cases referred to other agencies, with 298 ongoing investigations.
The County Community Service Center in Westminster (CCSC) received a 2010 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties, recognizing its innovation as an adaptable center that is uniquely responsive to ever-changing public needs. Bringing together major service agencies in the County, the CCSC removes communication and physical barriers to service by acting as a one-stop center for County residents.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Orange County Health Care Agency officials are encouraging parents to vaccinate their young children for pertussis or whooping cough, which is on the rise in Orange County and throughout the State.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, is warning local food establishments about possible fraudulent health inspection activity. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency’s (HCA) Environmental Health Division, calls have come in over the last several weeks from restaurant operators concerning the possibility of individuals impersonating an Environmental Health Specialist and unlawfully entering the facility.
At the May 18, 2010, board meeting, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, announced that the County received the highest possible short- term ratings from the S&P, Moody’s and Fitch rating agencies for its 2010-2011 Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes Series A in the approximate amount of $150 million.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, hosted the first Central County Health Expo on Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coastline Community College in Garden Grove, where more than 1,000 individuals took advantage of the free services being offered.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, joined other community and business leaders in the opening of the new KaBOOM playground at the Bishop Manor neighborhood.
More than 200 volunteers from the area, including residents, community and business leaders, came together on Thursday, March 11 and Saturday, March 13, 2010, to bring this important project to completion.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, joined several members of the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association in unveiling the new gateway arch marking the entrance to the Historic Main Street Business District in Garden Grove on Friday, February 26, 2010.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute recently released new county health rankings for every state in the country. Out of the 56 California counties ranked, Orange County came in seventh for health outcomes and ninth for health factors.
The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) expects H1N1 activity to continue throughout the influenza season and is recommending that all individuals, especially those on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention target list, get vaccinated as another increase in H1N1 illness could occur later this season. Due to an increase in the availability of the vaccine in Orange County, the Health Care Agency has lifted all restrictions on the use of H1N1 vaccine and is now making it available to all interested individuals.
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Supervisors approved the first draft of the Orange County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and directed staff to finalize community review and input and return to the Board for approval of the final plan.
As we wrap up 2009, and look ahead to 2010, we all know there will be difficult challenges ahead of us. I look forward to working with each of you to address these challenges and seize the opportunities presented to us this year. When we gather again in January 2011, I hope we can celebrate the many goals we will have accomplished together this year.