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Policy Pulse: February 9, 2024

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

Tune in to ACC-OC's podcast, City Square, now available on all major podcast platforms. Join our Board President, Stephanie Klopfenstein, as she hosts special guests, Sue Parks, President & CEO of Orange County United Way, and Elizabeth Andrade, Executive Director of Orange County United Way's 2-1-1 program, highlighting ACC-OC's work to address policies and cities important to Orange County. City Square explores the wide range of services provided by Orange County United Way throughout the county. A special thanks to National CORE for sponsoring our debut episode!

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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

Infrastructure Tour OCSD Real Time Operations Center & 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

ACC-OC Sacramento Legislative Advocacy Trip

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. 

April 8-9th, 2024

Grand Sheraton Hotel, Sacramento

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

In Other News

California Public Utilities Commission

Seize the opportunity to address the Commission at their upcoming meeting on 2/15. Elected officials will be granted the chance to make public comments at the start of the public comments section on the agenda. This is your platform to voice concerns, share insights, and advocate for constituents. Your input is vital to shape the future of Orange County.

CPUC Voting Meeting Agenda

CPUC Voting Meeting Agenda
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2-1-1 Orange County

February 11 is National 211 Day, celebrated across the country to recognize 211 call center teams and their tireless work serving local communities. In recognition of the important work 211OC does to connect thousands of our residents with health and human service resources in Orange County, they invite you and your family to a 2-1-1 Family Volunteerism Event.

Join us in creating and/or financially contributing to No-Sew Blankets, which will go to local, unsheltered residents in need. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the incredible work of 211OC.

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.

Orange County Sanitation District

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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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 on January 17, 2024. Materials and the application portal link are available on the CalAIM webpage.

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).

Please reach out to CalOptima Health’s CalAIM Program Development team at with any questions about the funding opportunity or bidders conference.

OCCOG 2024 Annual Conference Sponsorships Now Open!

OCCOG will be returning to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda for the 2024 OCCOG Annual Conference on March 28th @9AM.

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