The Orange County Board of Supervisors rejected the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO) that would have been enforceable in the unincorporated areas of Orange County. The ordinance was initiated by Supervisor Todd Spitzer, long-time advocate for DUI prevention efforts and MADD Outstanding Prosecutor awardee. Supervisor Spitzer agendized the Social Host Ordinance in hopes of raising awareness regarding the dramatic problem that underage drinking and underage drinking and driving has become in Orange County. His hope in bringing the SHO to the Board of Supervisors was to offer another solution in the fight against underage drinking and driving. Spitzer also believes that the SHO would have brought attention to the dramatic youth health and welfare issues that have plagued Orange County due to underage drinking.
"I will continue to advocate for the SHO and its use as a prevention tool in Orange County," Spitzer stated. "The SHO remains one of the four best practices in the prevention of DUI as advocated by the Orange County DUI Task Force. I am pleased that the discussion has now been brought to the table here in Orange County."
(Santa Ana, CA) — Today, Orange County Supervisors Janet Nguyen and Todd Spitzer proposed that the Board of Supervisors pay their full employee retirement contributions effective immediately.
Supervisors Nguyen and Spitzer have also proposed a charter amendment to be placed before the voters on the June 2014 ballot to make this a permanent requirement for County elected officials. In doing so, future Boards of Supervisors cannot reverse this decision without voter approval.
Orange County Parks received 59 design submittals for consideration for the Orange County Crime Victims Memorial by the September 30 deadline. Open to all, the competition drew broad interest, with 42% of the entries originating internationally from Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. In addition, seven of the 59 entries were submitted by students.
"I am so pleased to see the outpouring of interest and dedication to this much needed Crime Victims Memorial here in Orange County," Supervisor Todd Spitzer said. "The level of interest from designers from around the world is a huge statement of how victimization is an issue that affects all walks of life."
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