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Head of County’s Community Resources Department Announces Retirement
Steve Franks, Director of the County of Orange's OC Community Resources (OCCR) department, announced plans to retire at the beginning of March.

Voluntary Evacuations in Silverado Canyon and Activation of Emergency Operations Center
At 9:00 a.m. today, a voluntary evacuation for the Silverado Canyon burn area was issued by County of Orange public safety officials due to potential flooding and debris flows. The voluntary evacuation is for homes east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road. This voluntary evacuation has the potential to be upgraded to a mandatory evacuation as the storm progresses.

County Reaches Settlement Agreement in Lawsuit on OCPW Flood Control Channel Maintenance Project
The County of Orange reached a final settlement in the matter of Diehl v. County of Orange, the lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU) challenging the County of Orange Public Works (OCPW) department maintenance project activities along the Santa Ana Riverbed.

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