September 14, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: OC Ethics Commission can now meet after third member is appointed

The Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission will be tasked with providing independent enforcement of the county’s campaign finance limits, lobbying law, gift ban and code of ethics.


OC Register: After Anaheim declares state of emergency, Santa Ana River homeless wonder what’s next

Anaheim’s homeless population is around 900 people, nearly a fifth of Orange County’s total homeless count of about 4,700. Nearly half of the city’s homeless population has settled in at the river bed based on a nonprofit’s recent count.


OC Register: Orange County renews Courtyard homeless shelter contract amid praise and complaints

Since The Courtyard opened Oct. 5, 2016, more than 140 of its residents have been moved into more permanent housing, according to county staff. As many as 730 people enter the former bus terminal daily to seek food, showers, and access to social services.


OC Register: If Amazon HQ2 needs millennials, does Southern California stand a chance? These rankings suggest no

Retailing giant Amazon’s high-profile search for a second headquarters city could be seen as one very public yardstick by which to measure the most appealing big cities for youthful, tech-savvy workers.


OC Register: 10 years of change: What new census says about 20 Southern California cities

Big cities got bigger and a couple mid-sized cities exploded. Immigration didn’t change as much as you might think. And while property values haven’t fully recovered, post-recession, the cost of renting a home or apartment has surged, adding to conditions that have resulted in broad jumps in homelessness.


Daily Pilot: Huntington planners approve O.C. plan to improve flood control channel

Commissioners voted unanimously to allow the Orange County Flood Control District to make structural enhancements to the East Garden Grove Wintersburg channel, which carries runoff from cities including Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana.



LA Times: New parents at California's small businesses would get 12 weeks of leave under bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

The bill, which applies to workers with at least a year of continuous employment at a company of 20 to 49 employees, cleared its final hurdle in the state Senate


Publication Date: September 14, 2017