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Policy Pulse: February 23, 2024

Moulton Niguel Water District

Moulton Niguel Water District secures $10.3 million federal grant to upgrade vital infrastructure in South Orange County. The project is funded by FEMA and administered by CalOES, focuses on replacing aging sewer force mains in Laguna Niguel Regional Park. This initiative ensures ongoing safe wastewater services, minimizes environmental impact, and supports the District's commitment to water conservation.


Registration is NOW OPEN!

ACC-OC Sacramento Legislative Advocacy Trip

Join ACC-OC's Sacramento Advocacy Trip on April 8-9, 2024! This exclusive opportunity allows attendees to engage directly with legislative leaders and influence policies crucial to the region including transportation, infrastructure, housing, and other vital issues as we work to keep OC in LOCal Government. 

Space for this trip is limited, and seats are filling up fast, secure your spot today!


Upcoming Events!

We're thrilled to announce our upcoming events and can't wait to share them with you all! Visit our website to RSVP and secure your spot for these exciting opportunities.

Save the Date: ACC-OC Mayoral Roundtable & Luncheon

Join ACC-OC and our Orange County Mayors and Mayor Pro Tems for a special luncheon with a focus on equipping Mayors on the top issues facing Orange County.

Thursday, March 21st from

10:00-1:30 pm

OCSD Tour & Public Safety Briefing

Tour with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to tour their latest facilities and advancements in public safety. The tour will include a public safety briefing with OC Sheriff Don Barnes. 

Monday, March 25th from 9:30-11:30 am

MWD Colorado River Aqueduct Tour

Save the Date to Join ACC-OC and MWD to tour their state-of-the-art Colorado River Aqueduct. 

May 17-19

ACC-OC Washington DC Legislative Advocacy Trip

Join us as at the Nation’s Capital to advocate on Orange County’s top issues at the federal level.

September 16-19th

Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington DC


Join ACC-OC'c City Square Podcast - Where Orange County Comes to Connect

Don't fall behind! Be sure to catch the first relaunched episode of City Square. Join our Board President, Stephanie Klopfenstein, as she hosts special guests Sue Parks and Elizabeth Andrade, diving into ACC-OC's efforts to address key policies and city matters in Orange County.

Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes, which includes interviews with Michael Hunn, President and CEO of CalOptima, and Ken Potrock, President of Disneyland Resort!

Listen on all platforms!


Black Chamber Future Leaders Luncheon

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County presents the Black Chamber Future Leaders Luncheon event happening on Thursday, February 29, 2024

"Impacting Business By Building Healthy Communities"

Time: 11-1:30 PM


City National Grove of Anaheim

2200 E. Katella Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92806


Orange County Council of Governments

The Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG) 2024 Annual Conference will take place on Thursday, March 28 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. The theme – Consistent Collaboration Creates Community – celebrates the importance of coming together to address issues that cross city borders and strengthen our communities.

The conference will cover the topics of transportation, water, coastal infrastructure and housing. The 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. event includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration is free for Orange County elected officials.

Register by March 7, 2024 at:

OCCOG is Orange County’s legally-designated sub-regional planning organization, ensuring that Orange County’s unique perspective is included in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) federal and state mandated planning efforts. OCCOG’s members include the County of Orange, 34 cities and 25 special districts located in Orange County. For more information visit

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to view sponsorship packages.


Orange County Sanitation District

The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) was once again recognized for its involvement with the Groundwater Replenishment System. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recognized OC San and the Orange County Water District with the National Environmental Achievement Award in Community Leadership for the Groundwater Replenishment System Final Expansion.


Explore the world of wastewater with OC Sanitation District's FREE Spring Virtual Wastewater 101 Citizens Academy starting March 7th. Engage in four workshops covering environmental protection, the intricacies of wastewater treatment, and the vision for the future through our Capital Improvement Program. Secure your spot!

Click Here for more Details!

The Academy Dates location is below!

WW 101 Curriculum- Spring
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Sustain Southern California: Building Sustainable Communities

Click Here to Register!

If you're interested in sponsoring or speaking?


DisneylandForward Project

City of Anaheim Announces Unprecedented Package of Community Benefits for Residents as Part of the DisneylandForward Project.

DisneylandForward development agreement fact sheet winter 2023-24_202401241628125894
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As part of the Development Agreement under consideration for the project, Disney has agreed to significant investments to address issues facing Anaheim. The majority of Disney’s cash contributions would happen upfront and enable the City to jumpstart key initiatives.

Some Key Commitments by Disney Include:

  1. Invest a Minimum of $1.9 Billion in New Theme Park and Lodging Experiences in the First 10 Years

  2. Contribute $30 Million in the First Five Years to Fund Affordable Housing Projects in Anaheim

  3. Provide $8 Million to Park Improvements in Anaheim Outside the Anaheim Resort

  4. Contribute $85 million for Improved Traffic Flow, Pedestrian Circulation and Safety

  5. Continue Disney’s Successful Jobs, Mentorship and Career Development Program for Anaheim Residents

Learn more about how the DisneylandForward project is directly benefiting Anaheim residents here.


CalOptima Health

CalOptima Health is pleased to share that the Housing and Homeless Incentive Program (HHIP) Round 3 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) went live.

In line with CalOptima Health’s mission to serve members’ health needs and the HHIP purpose, this NOFO will be centered around three priority areas, including Equity Grants, Transitional Housing and Systems Change projects. Funding amounts/limits for each priority area are as follows:

Funding Priority

Grant Request Limit

Total Amount Available

Equity Grants

$100,000 maximum

$1 million

Transitional Housing

$5 million maximum

Up to $25 million

Systems Change Projects

$2 million minimum

Up to $10.18 million

All applications are due on February 22, 2024 (5:00 p.m. PST).

Contact CalOptima Health’s CalAIM Program Development team at


Orange County Housing Finance Trust

The Orange County Housing Finance Trust is thrilled to announce the release of its 2024 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), offering over $25 million for Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing projects in Orange County. This funding aims tto address homelessness and support low-income families, enhancing residents' quality of life. The NOFA application process is exclusively online with a deadline:

March 15, 2024 5:00 PM

In addition to the NOFA, the Trust has released its Affordable Housing Amenity Explorer for use by cities, developers, brokers, and other interested parties. The Affordable Housing Amenity Explorer is a mapping application that provides information about the tax credit scoring potential for each parcel in Orange County. This tool is intended to help identify parcels that may be good candidates for future affordable housing development.

The Orange County Housing Finance Trust continues to provide the funding and other support necessary to reduce homelessness and provide necessary affordable housing throughout Orange County.

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