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Policy Pulse: May 17, 2024

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.


We invite you to relive the moments captured during our

ACC-OC Leadership Summit!

Click on the file below to read more about the nominees and winners!

2024 Leadership Summit Digital Program
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Join the Conversation on ACC-OC's City Square Podcast

-Where Orange County Comes to Connect-

Catch our latest episode of the City Square Podcast featuring an exclusive discussion between ACC-OC Board President Stephanie Klopfenstein and Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock. They delve into the exciting prospects of Disneyland Forward, exploring its potential for significant investment, job creation, and revenue boost for Anaheim, Orange County, and the State of California. Don't miss out! Watch the episode on our Youtube Channel.

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In Other News

The City of Garden Grove broke ground for Phase 1 of the Civic Center Revitalization Project, which includes a new police department facility and parking structure. Mayor Steve Jones highlighted the project's importance in enhancing downtown, funded by Measure O.

Police Chief Amir El-Parra expressed gratitude for community support, while Edgemoor Managing Director Brian Dugan praised the project's collaboration design. Resident and Clark Construction's Marc Kersey looks forward to delivering the project, set for completion in March 2026.


Join OCWD for a webinar series on emerging and important topics affecting your water supply. Hear from OCWD experts and partners about critical programs and projects. This series is ideal for elected officials, water industry professionals, researchers, consultants, students, and community members. Webinars are free and last about an hour.

Featured Speakers:

  • Bill Leever, P.G., CHg, Principal Hydrogeologist, Orange County Water District

  • Angela Turner, P.G., Engineering Geologist/Project Manager, Department of Toxic Substances Control

  • Mona Behrooz, Ph.D., P.E., Site Cleanup Program Supervisor, Cal EPA- Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board


Registration is Closed!

However, you can still join OC San's Open House in person and sign up for the Tour waitlist.


Residents in Placentia may notice Hope Center outreach vans and Homeless Liaison Officers addressing non-emergent homelessness issues.

The Police Department is strengthing its partnership with the Hope Center to enhance homeless outreach and support North Orange County. This collaboration aims to efficiently transition individuals from the streets to housing, reducing 9-1-1 calls and allowing officers to focus on true emergencies.


To tackle healthcare workforce shortages in Orange County, CalOptima Health has granted Cal State Fullerton $5 million to support its nursing programs. This grant, distributed over five years, will provide 50 nursing students with annual $10,000 stipends, aiding them in completing their bachelor's degrees in nursing. The funds will also expand programs like Jump Start and Concurrent Enrollment, which accelerate the graduation of nursing students.

SoCalGas has launched the SoCal Climate Champions Grant Program, offering grants up to $50,000 for nonprofit organizations working on projects that redue greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, or enhance organic waste diversion within its service area. Since 2015, the program has awarded over $3 million across 160 grants.

Nonprofits have until June 21, 2024, and grants will be awarded in October. Recipients will receive funding, recognition, storytelling, opportunities, and support from SoCalGas volunteers.

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