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Policy Pulse: June 21, 2024

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. 


Join us this summer for a series of engaging and informative events that will be both enjoyable and enriching. Keep an eye out for our upcoming announcements regarding registration details.

Don't miss out on any of these opportunities.

Please join us for our annual Summer Legislative Roundtable and Reception with complimentary access to Wild Rivers! This event is open and complimentary to ACC-OC Members Only.


Join ACC-OC for our upcoming John Wayne Airport Briefing with Overview of the General Aviation Improvement Program and Airport Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) trends.


Join us for an informative and hands-on training session designed specifically for laypersons. Hosted by ACC-OC in partnership with Falck, this Better Learning Opportunity aims to equip attendees with essential emergency response skills. This training is perfect for all City and Regional Leaders to enhance their ability to act in critical situations and ensure they are prepared to provide immediate assistance in emergencies.

This training is free of charge and open to ACC-OC Members only.


Join us as at the Nation’s Capital to advocate on Orange County’s top issues at the federal level. The trip includes a three-night stay at the Phoenix Park Hotel, OC Legislative Delegation Reception and Dinner, plus exclusive meetings and networking opportunities.


Tour participants will learn about history of SONGS, see firsthand the decommissioning progress, learn about the storage of spent nuclear fuel and what the community can expect in the short and long-term for the site.


This will be open to ACC-OC Members only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration and Event Details Coming Soon.


In Other News

As part of the development of the 2024 OC Transit Vision Master Plan (OC Transit Vision), OCTA is requesting input from the community. OC Transit Vision is a 30-year plan aimed to integrate, enhance, and expand multimodal transportation services in Orange County. This study builds upon the previous 2018 transit plan and other recent studies to establish a framework for future transit investments that include high-capacity transit corridors and other recommendations ranging from fixed-route bus to on-demand services.

Zoom Webinar

July 9, 2024 from 5:30-6:30pm. Register here.

Online Survey

The survey will be live through July 14, 2024, and is offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Participants have a chance to win one of four $50 sweepstake prizes.


Anaheim's budget for fiscal year 2024-2025, totaling $2.3 billion, reflects a 9% increase from last year and prioritizes the most extensive public safety and community services in Orange County. They city's general fund, allocated at $491 million, has increased by 6%.

The proposed 2024-25 budget covers the most extensive services of any city in Orange County, inclu

  • Dedicated city police and fire departments

  • Anaheim Public Utilities, providing electricity and water to every Anaheim home and business

  • Anaheim Public Works, overseeing streets, storm drains, sewers, transit, development 

  • 67 parks

  • 12 community centers

  • Eight skate parks

  • Seven libraries

  • Four dog parks



AIM Youth Mental Health presents Youth Mental Health First Aid training, a course certified by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, educators, neighbors, health services workers, and any other adult how to identify and respond to an adolescent (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. 

Program participants commit to completing a 2-hour self-paced module followed by a 5-hour instructor-led training. The instructor-led portion will occur in two evening sessions on July 9th & 10th from 5:30-8:00pm PST via Zoom

Spaces are limited to 30 participants. The course fee is $170 per participant, but AIM is able to provide a discounted rate of $95. 

If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the training, please contact Olivia Schultheis, YMHFA Program Director, at


Driving Mobility has emerged as a premier event focused on the evolving trends in mobility and advanced transportation.

This symposium and EXPO will bring together, IN- PERSON, statewide and regional leaders to discuss electrification, V2X, hydrogen/fuel cell, OEM and investor trends, connected vehicles, mobility as a service, incentives, policy & legislation and sustainability.


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Let's combat the opioid epidemic together! CalOptima Health is offering free doses of naloxone for medical providers and community-based organizations. Pick up naloxone for your patients and clients!


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The CalOptima Health Board of Directors has approved an investment of $526.2 million to increase rates paid to health networks, hospitals, physicians, community clinics, behavioral health providers and ancillary services providers in Orange County. It is the largest provider rate increase of its kind in CalOptima Health’s nearly 30-year history. This investment is intended to support timely access to critical health care services for members and promote longer-term financial stability of the managed care network over a 30-month period from July 2024 through December 2026.

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The City of Santa Ana's annual Fourth of July celebration will once again be taking place this year at Centennial Park, on Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 3 - 9 p.m. This free community event will include live music, kid’s zone, trivia, food vendors, and an amazing 20-minute firework show scheduled to begin promptly at 8:45 p.m.

Starting at 7 p.m., guests are welcomed to bring their furry friends dressed up in their best patriotic gear and enter into our Santa Ana Patriotic Pup competition, the winner will receive a prize.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnics. Dogs may attend but must remain on leashes. Centennial Park is located at 3000 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704. On-site event parking is free.

Personal fireworks are strictly prohibited.


  • 3:00 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Nueva Generación

  • 3:30 p.m. - Cedar Tree Mariachi

  • 4:00 p.m. - Folklorico Alebrijes

  • 4:45 p.m. - National Anthem & Pledge

  • 5:25 p.m. - Tabu

  • 7:00 p.m. - Patriotic Pup Contest

  • 7:10 p.m. - Gold Rush Country

  • 8:45 p.m. - Fireworks

  • 9:05 p.m. - Glow Party


Join the Mission Viejo Activities Committee on Thursday, July 4, for the annual Street Faire & Fireworks Spectacular. The festivities will take place from 12 to 9 pm on Olympiad, between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road.

The event promises a day of fun for the entire family, featuring live entertainment, thrilling rides, delicious offerings from various food trucks, and exciting games. More than 30 booths will showcase a variety of crafts and gift items for you to explore.

As the day draws to a close, prepare to be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the sky over Mission Viejo at 9 pm.

Admission to the Street Faire is free. Tickets for games and rides can be purchased at the event. To promote eco-friendly practices, residents are encouraged to bike to the event. While bicycles are not allowed within the Street Faire, bike racks will be available at each entrance to the enclosed area at Melinda and the Lake entrance.

A complimentary shuttle service will run from 1 to 8 pm, with stops at 12 designated locations around Lake Mission Viejo. Please note that pets, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, and grills are not permitted within the street closures.



The largest Independence Day Celebration west of the Mississippi!

Launched in 1904, the first Huntington Beach 4th of July celebration commemorated

the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach

and Los Angeles, attracting 50,000 people to the celebration.


120 years later, the annual tradition annually attracts more than 500,000 attendees


Come celebrate America’s birthday at the City of Laguna Hills’ annual Fourth of July Celebration! Bring your family and friends to enjoy carnival rides and games, live band, food trucks, along with a fabulous fireworks show to conclude the evening. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bounce house and games are free. Carnival rides are $2.00 each. Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your blankets and chairs.


4:00pm Event Begins

6:00pm Live Band: Identity Theft

9:00pm Fireworks


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