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Policy Pulse: June 7, 2024

At this week's Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Chairman Donald P. Wagner recognized the ACC-OC Golden Hub of Innovation Awards to Orange County Sherrif Don Barnes for the OCSD Real Time Operations Center and Dr. Kostas Alexandridis for professional contributions to Digital Transformation Technology in Orange County. ACC-OC also awarded a Golden Hub of Innovation Award to Chairman Wagner and the County of Orange for securing vital funding to combat the fentanyl crisis.


ACC-OC Proud to Support the Annual Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off 

ACC-OC Board Member Al Murray, Executive Director Kris Murray and Director of Member Services Kathryn Morrison joined OC Board of Supervisors Chairman Donald P. Wagner and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce Bobby McDonald as judges of the chili competition. It was an amazing, fun-filled event for families, friends and community members, which included ACC-OC Affiliate Members Falck and Cityside Fiber. 


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. 


AB 2335 Oppose Letter

AB 2535 Bonta OPPOSE
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AB 3093 Oppose Letter

AB 3093 Ward OPPOSE
Download PDF • 150KB

Proposition 47 Reform Package Support

Prop 47 Reform Package Support
Download PDF • 134KB

You can download template letters for your convenience should your city wish to take a similar position on this legislation.

AB 2535 Oppose Template

Template Letter_AB 2535 Bonta OPPOSE
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AB 3093 Oppose Template

Template Letter_AB 3093 Ward OPPOSE
Download DOCX • 21KB

Proposition 47 Reform Package Template

Template_Prop 47 Package Reform SUPPORT
Download DOCX • 21KB

Last year, ACC-OC opposed AB 6(Friedman) regarding transportation planning and greenhouse gas emissions. This bill is back and will be heard by the Senate Transportation Committee next week. ACC-OC submitted an updated letter to be included in the bill analysis.


Below is ACC-OC's 2024 Legislative Position list, which outlines the bills and positions ACC-OC has taken this year:

AB 6 Oppose Letter

AB 6 Oppose
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2024 Legislative Positions List

2024 Rolling Bill Positions List_5.31.34
Download PDF • 215KB


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 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.


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In Other News

The Orange County Sanitation District celebrated the completion of its new $102.5 million headquarters in Fountain Valley with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The three-story, 109,000-square-foot building at 18480 Bandilier Circle took nearly three years to complete and is expected to open next month. The new headquarters will house over 300 employees and address the need for more sewage processing space. The district serves 25 members, including 20 cities from Los Alamitos to Irvine and Brea to several coastal cities.


Earlier this month, the County of Orange released the Point In Time Count data, which shows that there has been a 28% increase in homelessness across the county since 2022.

This information highlights the need in our community and 211OC remains committed to connecting local families and Veterans to a coordinated entry system, which priorities them with services that will help resolve their housing crisis. We encourage you to read the report, as understanding the trends surrounding this critical issue will help us all effectively address it in our community and empower us to better serve our clients who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.


An independent audit confirmed that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is complying with Measure M requirements, finding no deficiencies. Conducted by Crowe LLP, the audit was requested by the independent Taxpayers Oversight Committee (TOC), which monitors the use of Measure M funds.

OCTA Chair Tam T. Nguyen praised the audit results, emphasizing OCTA's commitment to using taxpayer dollars effectively for transportation improvements.

This year’s public hearing – the 33rd for Measure M – is scheduled for:

6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at the Orange County Transportation Authority headquarters, 550 S. Main St. in Orange.


The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is hosting its Fourth of July Field of Valor event July 1–14 at the Irvine Civic Center Lawn. Members of the community are invited to honor veterans, active duty, or fallen service members by either sponsoring a flag or visiting the flag display.


Honor a loved one by sponsoring a Field of Valor display flag :

  • Each flag is 3 by 5 feet on a 10-foot pole

  • Each flag is individually illuminated

  • Sponsors can name a flag in honor of a veteran or active duty service member

  • Flag sponsorship is $65 per flag, available through June 21, 2024

  • Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis at

  • Proceeds benefit the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee


Anaheim Public Utilities hosts the annual OC Green Expo to connect Anaheim and the greater Orange County community with sustainable resources, organizations, and vendors. The event encourages water and energy conservation, waste reduction, and promotes clean energy vehicles through an electric vehicle test drive.

Learn about sustainability through:

  • Electric Vehicle test drives

  • Eco-friendly organizations

  • All-ages interactive games & activities

  • Free prizes & giveaways


The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 State of City luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024.


CalOptima Health has awarded $5 million to UC Irvine's NURSE-OC program as part of its initiative to address health disparities in Orange County by strengthening the healthcare workforce. This grant is part of a $25 million fund designated for several universities and colleges across the county. The Provider Workforce Development Initiative aims to mitigate the health worker shortage by providing financial support to help students complete their education and join local workforce.


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.


Want to be a sponsor? Contact

DrivingMobility11 Flyer S4 wlink (1)
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The EEM Program is an annual program established by legislation in 1989 and amended on September 26, 2013. It offers grants to local, state, and federal governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations for projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified public transportation facilities. There are three types of EEM project: Urban Forestry, Resource Lands, and Mitigation Projects Beyond the Scope of the Lead Agency.


The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Alternative Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Charging and Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.


Local Government Building Decarbonization Challenge


To provide grants to local governments, which will be awarded for eligible project activities including the following:

  • Community building decarbonization planning.

  • Municipal building decarbonization planning.

  • Advancing municipal operations to support building decarbonization.

  • Developing local codes, ordinances, and voluntary decarbonization measures.

  • Building decarbonization related workforce development activities.

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