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Policy Pulse: July 5, 2024

Come and join us for an engaging and insightful ACC-OC Summer Legislative Roundtable and Reception at Wild Rivers on Thursday, August 1st!

This event is exclusively for ACC-OC Members. Members and their families will receive complimentary full-day park access. Registration is required to secure your spot.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, August 1st

Location: Wild Rivers Irvine


ACC-OC is excited to participate in the 2024 CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort on Sunday, July 21st to raise funds for CHOC!

Every dollar raised from this magical event will support health care programs, education, and research at CHOC and CHOC at Mission Hospitals. More than two million children a year depend on CHOC. And our community's generosity is what provides access to the best possible care and services. 


Please Click Here to be directed to the “ACC-OC for CHOC” team page and

join us at this year's event by clicking the "Join Our Team" button on the right. A $10 registration fee is required to reserve your spot with a $125 fundraising minimum for participation. 

Participants must check in at The Western Anaheim Resort on July 19th or 20th to pick up their event wristbands!


ACC-OC has launched a series of engaging and informative events this summer. These events are designed to be both enjoyable and enriching, providing valuable resources to all.

Don't miss out on any of these opportunities.

To find out more information about these events or to register, visit our upcoming events page!


In Other News

City of Garden Grove


Get ready for the upcoming school year! The family resource centers of the City of Garden Grove are hosting the Back to School Drive, an initiative aimed at providing essential resources to local students in need. From now until Wednesday, July 31, 2024, you can donate backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks, 3-ring binders, calculators, and more at the following locations:

  1. Garden Grove City Hall Recreation Counter, 11222 Acacia Parkway

  2. Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, 12661 Sunswept Avenue

  3. Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, 11402 Magnolia Street

In addition to physical donations, gift cards and monetary contributions are also welcome and tax-deductible. If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to the Garden Grove Community Foundation and mail it to P.O. Box 3070, Garden Grove, CA 92842, or drop it off at one of the designated collection sites.

Thanks to the generous support of the community last year, over 300 local families received much-needed school supplies for their children. The family resource centers, including the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center and Magnolia Park Family Resource Center, are committed to nurturing the potential of youth, supporting families, and enhancing communities. They offer a range of confidential, bilingual programs and services at low or no cost, focusing on family and youth, counseling, health and wellness, and community engagement.


City of Huntington Beach

The Huntington Beach Public Works Department is conducting a pilot program with Clean Earth Rovers to test an autonomous marine vessel designed to clean trash from harbor spaces. The "Roomba for the Water" can collect up to 20 pounds of debris and can be programmed to follow a mapped route or controlled manually. The city is collaborating with upstream cities to prevent the discharge of trash and debris into Huntington Harbour. The effort aims to make the harbor water more inviting for residents and visitors, especially during the summer months. If successful, Clean Earth Rovers could become a valuable addition to Huntington Beach's harbor cleaning efforts.


City of Irvine

The City of Irvine and UCI Health are teaming up to organize a blood drive event on Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. The donations will help support critical care for patients at UCI Medical Center. Donors will receive a $10 gift card to Target, In-N-Out Burger, or Starbucks, or a newly designed blood donor tote bag. They also have a chance to win four passes to Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena. Appointments are recommended but not required, and walk-ins are welcome.

UCI Medical Center, as the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Orange County, needs at least 1,000 people to donate blood each month to meet the high demand for transfusions.


City of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Fire Department headquarters is thrilled to invite you to an upcoming open house event. This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your family to tour our facilities and learn more about fire safety and emergency preparedness.

City Manager Dave Kiff will attend to introduce himself and get to know the community!


Orange County Business Journal

The CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County (CLAOC) established the OC Fellows early professionals program in 2020 to support talent retention in Orange County. The program has been successful, with over 90% of the 120 current and former OC Fellows still employed in the area. Some OC Fellows shared their experiences in a synopsis for the Business Journal.

Download the synopsis!

Leader Board 7.1.24 Reprint
Download PDF • 4.31MB


Orange County Transportation Authority

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is seeking public input for the OC Transit Vision study, which aims to improve transit options in the county for the next 30 years. The study will guide investments in future transit options, including bus service, streetcars, and micro transit. There are two ways to participate: attending a Zoom webinar on July 9 or taking an online survey by July 14. The study will review existing transit corridors, analyze desired travel modes, and address transit technologies and funding sources. The final study is expected to be presented to the OCTA Board by the end of the year.

Attending a Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, July 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Participate in the Online Survey

Take the survey by Sunday, July 14 for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards. (The brief survey, available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, typically takes approximately 3 minutes.)


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