Orange County

  • The Orange County Division is comprised of the cities in the County of Orange, and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy for local control.  32 of the 34 cities in the County are members of the Orange County Division.

    ORAGE COUNTY DIVISION MEMBERS

    Aliso Viejo

    Anaheim

    Brea

    Buena Park

    Costa Mesa

    Cypress

    Dana Point

    Fountain Valley

    Fullerton

    Garden Grove

    Huntington Beach

    Irvine

    La Habra

    La Palma

    Laguna Beach

    Laguna Hills

    Laguna Niguel

    Laguna Woods

    Lake Forest

    Los Alamitos

    Mission Viejo

    Newport Beach

    Orange*

    Placentia

    Rancho Santa Margarita

    San Clemente

    San Juan Capistrano

    Santa Ana

    Seal Beach

    Stanton

    Tustin*

    Villa Park

    Westminster

    Yorba Linda

    • Over 3 million people (second most densely populated county in California);
    • 3rd most populous in California, 6th most populous in the United States of America; and
    • Over 200 city elected officials.
    (Non-member city*)  
     

    General Information

    The Orange County Division is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors under the leadership of a Division President.  The Division serves as an integral part of the grassroots advocacy core of the League.  City Officials, both elected and professional city staff, work closely to develop regional informational programs and carry out grassroots activities to support specific legislative, regulatory and ballot measure goals.

    The Division also hosts General Membership meetings which focus on issues germane to local government, and have included high-level speakers including the State Legislative Analyst, the State Controller, and numerous State Senators and Assembly Members.

    Rotated regionally throughout Orange County, city elected officials, city managers and professional city staff all attend the Division’s General Membership meetings to get briefed on statewide issues impacting the local government sector.

    The Orange County Division's General Membership meetings also provide attendees an opportunity to share and discuss strategies for strengthening cities' collective voice for increased advocacy in the State Capitol.
     
    Division Members also participate in the development of statewide League policy through direct representation on the following:
     
    • League Board of Directors;
    • Policy Committees covering eight subject areas;
    • Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
    • The Annual Conference Program Committee. 

    The Division is directly managed by Public Affairs Regional Manager Tony Cardenas, who is based locally in Orange County for the purpose of providing the Membership direct access to the League of California Cities and its statewide assets.  If you need to contact Tony directly, please call (714) 766-9290, or email tcardenas@cacities.org.
     

    2015 Orange County Division Board of Directors

    • President - Laurie Davies, Mayor, Laguna Niguel  
    • First Vice President - Steve Hwangbo, Council Member, La Palma                            
    • Second Vice President - Elizabeth Swift, Council Member, Buena Park                     
    • State League Director - Scott Nelson, Council Member, Placentia                          
    • Large City Representative - Jim Katapodis, Council Member, Huntington Beach
    • Large City Representative - Michelle Martinez, Council Member, Santa Ana                  
    • Large City Representative - Ed Sachs, Council Member, Mission Viejo                  
    • First District Representative - Steve Nagel, Council Member, Fountain Valley
    • Second District Representative - Dean Grose, Council Member, Los Alamitos            
    • Third District Representative - Steven Choi, Mayor, Irvine                             
    • Fourth District Representative - Rose Espinoza, Council Member, La Habra        
    • Fifth District Representative - Ross Chun, Council Member, Aliso Viejo  
    • City Manager Representative - Sean Joyce, City Manager, Irvine
    "Like" the Division's facebook page to see timely news, legislative and event updates.          
  • ORANGE COUNTY ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

    Assemblymember Bill Brough (73rd District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 2174, Sacramento, CA 94249-0073; (916) 319-2073
    District Office - 29122 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 111, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; (949) 347-7301
     
    Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang (55th District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 3149, Sacramento, CA 94249-0055; (916) 319-2055
    District Office - 3 Point Drive, Suite 313, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 529-5502
     
    Assemblymember Tom Daly – (69th District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 3126, Sacramento, CA 94249-0069; (916) 319-2069
    District Office - 2400 East Katella Avenue, Suite 640; Anaheim, CA 92806; (714) 939-8469
     
    Assemblymember Mathew Harper – (74th District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 2002, Sacramento, CA 94249-0074; (916) 319-2074
    District Office - 1503 South Coast Drive, Suite 205, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 668-2100
     
    Assemblymember Young Kim – (65th District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 4177, Sacramento, CA 94249-0065; (916) 319-2065
    District Office - 6281 Beach Blvd, Suite 304, Buena Park, CA 90621; (714) 521-6505
     
    Assemblymember Don Wagner – (68th District)
    Capitol Office - P.O. Box 942849, Room 3098, Sacramento, CA 94249-0068; (916) 319-2068
    District Office - 17821 East 17th Street, Suite 150, Tustin, CA 92780; (714) 665-6868

    ORANGE COUNTY SENATORS

    Senator Patricia Bates – (36th District)
    Capitol Office - State Capitol, Room 4048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4036
    District Office - 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 201A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; (949) 598-5850; 169 Saxony Road, Suite 103, Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 642-0809
     
    Senator Bob Huff – (29th District)
    Capitol Office - State Capitol, Room 4090, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4029
    District Office - 1800 E. Lambert Road, Suite 150,  Brea, CA 92821; (714) 671-9474
     
    Senator Tony Mendoza – (32nd District)
    Capitol Office - State Capitol, Room 5061, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4032
    District Office - 17315 Studebaker Road, Suite 332, Cerritos, CA 90703; (562) 860-3202
     
    Senator John Moorlach – (37th District)
    Capitol Office - State Capitol, Room 2048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4037
    District Office - 30 Executive Park, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92614; (949) 223-5037
     
    Senator Janet Nguyen – (34th District)
    Capitol Office - State Capitol, Room 3048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4034
    District Office - 10971 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite D, Garden Grove, CA 92843; (714) 741-1034

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 State Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor begins his State Budget presentation to the Orange County Division cities. His presentation covered: 1.) 2012-13 State budget update and revenue projections; 2.) Realignment of State services to the local level; 3.) Pension reform; 4.) State lawsuit on the County of Orange; and 5.) Potential economic development tools in a post-redevelopment world.</p>
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 State Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor going over the capital gains forecast, and implications to the State's revenue collections.</p>
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 Orange County Division President Lisa Bartlett kicking off the General Membership meeting, and welcoming all the elected officials and city managers from across the county.</p>
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 Orange County Division President Lisa Bartlett speaking at the General Membership meeting.</p>
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    • Division President and Mayor of Placentia Scott Nelson updating the membership on League business
    • City officials networking prior to the Orange County Division General Membership meeting.
    • City officials networking prior to the Orange County Division General Membership meeting.
    • Santa Ana Councilmembers Michelle Martinez and Vince Sarmiento.
  • Statewide Newspaper Service

    If you would like to stay informed of the many issues impacting local government, sign up for this service available to League members.  Sign up, and you will recieve an an email of newspaper article clippings that are germane to local government. 

    For more information, email the Orange County Division's Public Affairs Manager Tony Cardenas at tcardenas@cacities.org.

    Legislative Priorities and Hot Bills List

    Please download a copy of the Orange County Division's Priorities and Hot Bill List, to be kept informed on important legislation impacting your cities.

    Orange County Division Board Removes Opposition on SB 355 (Lara) - WATCH

    The Orange County Division Board of Directors originally adopted an Oppose Unless Amended position on Senator Ricardo Lara's Senate Bill 355. 

    The bill sought to remove one of Orange County's voting seats on the San Gabriel Rivers and Lower Los Angeles Mountains and Rivers Conservancy Board of Directors.  This comes at a time when the Conservancy is estimated to allocate $80 million of Proposition 1 Water Bond funding, which was supported by Orange County voters. 

    The bill was successfully amended to specifically address the concerns of the Orange County Division.  The Board of Directors therefore changed its position from Oppose Unless Amend to Watch.  The bill was eventually signed into law by the Governor on October 9.

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