2022 Press Releases

September 14, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement Following September 13, 2022 Board Meeting, Emphasizing County Investments and Initiatives

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following yesterday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, highlighting her votes in support of agenda items addressing public safety initiatives, transitional youth shelters, and the latest on the Southern California Veterans Cemetery in Gypsum Canyon.

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September 12, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Highlights Nearly $700K for City of Santa Ana Following OCTA Board Meeting

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following today’s Orange County Transportation Authority Board meeting where the Board approved a one-time reimbursement up to $679,748 for the City of Santa Ana following parking revenue losses and additional security costs due to the OC Streetcar Project.

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September 8, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Joins CA Attorney General Rob Bonta, District Attorney Todd Spitzer, and State Officials in Announcing Criminal Plea Agreements and Fines Related to Orange County Oil Spill

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Foley joined California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, State Senator Dave Min, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a press conference announcing the filing of charges against Amplify Energy, Beta Operating Company, and San Pedro Bay Pipeline for their role in the Huntington Beach Oil Spill in 2021. Amplify will plead no contest to six misdemeanor charges, resulting in $4.9 million in fines and penalties to the state and Orange County.

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September 6, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Calls for Energy Conservation in Response to Extended Heat Wave Advisory in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement in response to high temperatures between 90-100 degrees expected to continue in Orange County and throughout California until Thursday, September 8, resulting in concerns surrounding power outages and the status of the state’s power grid. After the Governor issued an emergency declaration, residents are encouraged to help prevent power outages by conserving energy between the hours of 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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August 30, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Condemns Antisemitism at Driving Out Darkness Summit, Calls for Increased Collaborations & Education Efforts To Prevent Hate

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following her remarks at the Driving Out Darkness Summit focused on educating leaders across Orange County on the history of antisemitism and the recent spike in hate crimes against the Jewish, Asian and LGBT community.

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August 23, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Responds to California Coastal Commission Notice of Violation of the Coastal Act in the Upper Newport Bay

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement in response to the California Coastal Commission’s Notice of Violation of the California Coastal Act regarding the privatization of public land in the Upper Newport Bay and the County’s response to the Grand Jury.

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August 19, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Applauds Federal Funding for Water Resilience Following Roundtable with Secretary of the Interior Haaland and Congresswoman Porter

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley joined Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA-45) for a roundtable discussion at the Irvine Ranch Water Conservancy about protecting Orange County’s water supply amid a statewide megadrought.

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July 26, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement Regarding Renewed Representation for District 2 Cities

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Katrina Foley’s motion to reconcile board policy to align with the recent opinion from the California Attorney General regarding early implementation of Supervisorial District lines.

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June 28, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Responds to the Completion of the Sexual Assault Kit DNA Backlog in Orange County

Orange County, California – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on the news that most of the backlogged sexual assault kits have been processed by the Office of the District Attorney after inviting District Attorney Spitzer to speak at the Board meeting to give an update.

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June 24, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement In Response to the United States Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade & Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey

Orange County, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade & Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey.

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June 23, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Grand Jury Report Related to Homelessness in Orange County

Orange County, California – Today, Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on the recently released Grand Jury Report titled “How is Orange County Addressing Homelessness,” after reviewing the investigation and analysis.

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June 14, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on County of Orange Budget Hearings, Calls for More to Be Done for Workers and Families

Orange County, CA – Supervisor Foley today released the following statement after the Budget Hearings hosted by the Board of Supervisors for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget.

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June 9, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley to Host Patriotic Flag Day Celebration at the Old County Courthouse on June 14, 2022

Orange County, CA - This Flag Day, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley will honor military personnel, firefighters, police officers, medical personnel, and other first responders on the 247th birthday of the United States Army.

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May 31, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Says State of the County Is Resilient, Adaptable, and Anchored by a Strong Foundation

Orange County, California –In her first Annual State of the County address, Supervisor Katrina Foley shared that the State of the County is resilient and able to adapt due to a strong foundation.

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May 27, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Calls on Mayor Harry Sidhu to Resign and Requests Audits for All OCTA and County Contracts with Angels Baseball and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

Orange County, California – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley called on Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to resign.

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May 24, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley and the Orange County Board of Supervisors Proclaim June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month

Orange County, California – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley called on the Board of Supervisors to proclaim the month of June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month, which passed with unanimous Board support.

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May 19, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley to Host 2022 State of the County Address at the Old County Courthouse on May 25, 2022

Orange County, CA (May 18, 2022) – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley will host her first State of the County address next Wednesday, May 25, 2022, alongside public officials and County leaders.

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May 15, 2022

Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley on the Laguna Woods Church Shooting

Orange County, CA (May 15, 2022) – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement today in response to the tragic shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods.

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May 12, 2022

Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley on the Ongoing Coastal Fire

Orange County, CA (May 12, 2022) – Orange County, CA: Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement today on the ongoing Coastal Fire in Orange County affecting more than 200 acres, burning 24 structures, and forcing evacuations.

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May 10, 2022

Orange County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approve Supervisor Foley’s Small Business Assistance Grant Proposal to Support Struggling Santa Ana Businesses Impacted by OC Streetcar Construction and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Orange County, CA (May 10, 2022) – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her proposal to allocate up to $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support Santa Ana Small Businesses impacted by ongoing streetcar construction and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 5, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Speaks at State Coastal Conservancy in Support of the Approval of $11.5 Million Grant to Acquire Banning Ranch to Preserve as Coastal Open Space Park

Orange County, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement after the Coastal Conservancy unanimously approved up to $11.5 million in funding to support the acquisition of Banning Ranch as a public coastal open space park.

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April 27, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces $10.7 Million in New Funding for Motel Conversion Project in Costa Mesa

Orange County, California – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley announced the County of Orange’s award of $10,675,000 in new funding under Round Two of California’s Project Homekey program to acquire and convert the Motel 6 on Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa into 88 units of affordable housing.

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April 27, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Governor Newsom’s CARE Court Proposal Clearing First Legislative Hurdle with Broad Support

Orange County, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement today upon Governor Newsom’s CARE Court Proposal clearing its first legislative hearing.

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April 20, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Orange County, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier today.

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April 19, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley’s Career Fair at Discovery Cube Museum in Santa Ana Hosting More Than 100 Employers; Priority Entry for Veterans

As part of her pandemic recovery plan, Supervisor Katrina Foley is hosting a series of career fairs throughout our County. On Thursday April 21, 2022, she’s hosting a free career fair where job seekers can connect with employers, submit resumes directly, interview in real time, and streamline finding their dream job or get hired on the spot!

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April 18, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley to Host Investigative Hearing on Homelessness in Orange County

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Supervisor Katrina Foley will host an investigative hearing on homelessness in Orange County.

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April 1, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley’s First Annual ‘Women Making a Difference’ Event Draws Over 200 Guests, 62 Nominees, and 12 Awardees

Orange County, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley hosted the first annual Women Making a Difference awards ceremony at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on March 31, 2022.

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March 29, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley and the OCTA Board Approve the Use of Low Carbon Transit Operations Program Funds in Support of the Youth Ride Free Program and the Bravo! Main Street Corridor

Orange County, CA – Today, Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) Director and Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, announced the approval of low Carbon Transit Operations initiatives for OC Bus Transit Projects.

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March 21, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Calls for Immediate Relief at the Pump Due to Soaring Gas Prices, Commits to Sustainability Initiatives to Reduce Dependence on Oil

Orange County, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley called on the State of California to offer immediate relief at the pump for families who are facing rising costs due to the increasing gas prices and committed to launch sustainability initiatives, at the local level, to reduce the dependence on oil that is impacting residents and businesses.

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March 16, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces $6 Million in New Funding for Motel Conversion Project in Stanton

Orange County, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley today announced that the County of Orange is awarded $6 million in funding under Round Two of the State Homekey program to acquire a motel and convert it into a 21-unit, permanent supportive housing project.

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March 16, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley Attends Veterans Housing Summit and Shares Obstacles Related to Housing Vouchers and Her Commitment to Helping Veterans with Housing, Health, and Workforce Development Initiatives

Orange County, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley today announced that the County of Orange is awarded $6 million in funding under Round Two of the State Homekey program to acquire a motel and convert it into a 21-unit, permanent supportive housing project.

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March 8, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley and the Orange County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Pass a Series of Safety Measures to Protect Orange County Residents

Orange County, California – Today, Supervisor Katrina Foley and the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two public health initiatives to better protect Orange County residents, including communicating their opposition regarding the placement of Sexually Violent predators in Orange County and creating a “Safe Zone” to protect families during child custody situations and residents purchasing goods from e-commerce sites.

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March 8, 2022

Orange County Board of Supervisors Endorses Bipartisan State Legislation Related to Fentanyl After Supervisor Foley Hosts Hearing Last Week

Orange County, California – Today, Supervisor Foley and the Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed three state legislative proposals to help address the rising epidemic of fentanyl in the County of Orange.

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March 1, 2022

Supervisor Katrina Foley to Host Public Hearing on Fentanyl Crisis with Chairman Chaffee

Supervisor Katrina Foley will be joined by Chairman Doug Chaffee, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, State Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, Costa Mesa Police Chief Ronald Lawrence, and other experts to discuss the emerging crisis.

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February 28, 2022

Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley in Response to OCTA’s $1.77 Million Grant for Baker-Placentia-Victoria- 19th Street Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization & Pedestrian Safety Project

(Santa Ana, CA) –As a Director for the Orange County Transportation Authority, Supervisor Foley today announced support for the $1.77 million grant from OCTA to fund the Baker-Placentia-Victoria 19th Street Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization and Pedestrian Safety Project. With a $433,000 match from Costa Mesa, the funds will bring comprehensive improvement of traffic signal coordination and traffic flow to accommodate the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists along the entire length of the three corridors.

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February 25, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces $3.6 Million from the State of California to Tackle Homelessness Encampments at Talbert Park in Costa Mesa

Orange County, California – Today, Supervisor Foley announced an award of $3.6 million in grant funding to the County of Orange to provide shelter or housing for 60 individuals currently experiencing homelessness in the County owned Talbert Park in Costa Mesa.

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February 25, 2022

Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley in Response to OCTA Permanently Offering Free Bus Rides to Youth

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), released the following statement, in response to the Youth Ride Free Pass becoming permanent.

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February 22, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley’s Response to Approved Contract between OCTA and Teamsters Local 952

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) released the following statement today in response to the finalized agreement between the OCTA and Teamsters Local 952, the union that represents the coach (bus) operators.

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February 17, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces $17 Million in Funding for the Homekey Project

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley (2nd District) has announced that the County of Orange has been awarded $17 million in funding under Round Two of the State Homekey program to acquire the former Quality Inn and Suites in Huntington Beach and convert the former hotel into 62 units of housing for people experiencing homelessness and chronic homelessness.

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February 15, 2022

Statement from Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley in Response to Tentative Agreement between OCTA and Teamsters Local 952

ORANGE COUNTY, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) released the following statement today in response to today’s tentative agreement reached between the OCTA and Teamsters Local 952, the union that represents the coach(bus) operators.

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February 7, 2022

“Helping small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic remains a top priority for our office. Some of the most innovative incubator businesses are the hardest hit by the pandemic, due to low cash reserves. We want to help them stay in business and succeed. ” – Supervisor Foley

County of Orange Awarded Over $3 Million to Support Underserved Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

SANTA ANA, Calif. (February 7, 2022) – Awarded by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) has received $3,975,481 in California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program funding to support underserved microbusinesses and entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19.

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January 26, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Appointed to Key Committees for 2022

Orange County, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was appointed to serve to various Committees at the January 25, 2022 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

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January 13, 2022

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces 40 Hours of COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave for County Employees, Encourages County Employees to Stay Home When Sick & Get Vaccinated

Orange County, CA – Supervisor Katrina Foley announced that the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) program for County employees, effective from December 31, 2021 to April 7, 2022.

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