2018 Press Releases

March 8, 2018 
Top Twenty Property Taxpayers Secured and Unsecured for FY 2017-18

Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Shari L. Freidenrich, announced that the Top Twenty Property Taxpayers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 in the secured and unsecured categories in the County of Orange are as follows:

February 27, 2018 
OCSD to Enforce Trespass Laws Following the Voluntary Transition of Homeless Individuals Encamped Along the Santa Ana River Trail

As of 2 p.m. today, all individuals encamped along the Santa Ana River Trail in the project area between Ball Road in the city of Anaheim and Memory Lane in the city of Orange have voluntarily complied with the request to relocate. The Orange County Sheriff's Department will now actively enforce state trespass laws and will maintain high visibility patrols in the area. This active enforcement of trespass laws will enable the County to complete the environmental remediation project and restore the area to its intended purpose.

February 23, 2018 
County Expands Temporary Shelter Capacity at Bridges at Kraemer Place

The County of Orange has expanded temporary shelter capacity at Bridges at Kraemer Place in Anaheim – providing accommodations for an additional 52 individuals inside the facility and an additional 13 individuals in two temporary structures on the facility property.

February 22, 2018 
Property Tax Auction on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Orange County Treasurer Shari L. Freidenrich announced that the next tax auction is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Building 10 in Santa Ana. "We currently have 15 improved parcels and six unimproved parcels to auction, and expect to actually auction off between five and 10 parcels," stated Treasurer Freidenrich. The Treasurer will not auction off properties that have paid all delinquent taxes and penalties in full by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 or are otherwise ineligible for sale. The current list of parcels, a link directly to the parcel on a GIS map and other information on our upcoming tax auction are available at ocgov.com/taxauction. The list of parcels is updated every week.

February 15, 2018 
County Authorizes Additional Resources for Individuals Presently Encamped on the Santa Ana Riverbed Between Taft Avenue/Ball Road and Memory Lane

Pursuant to the approvals given by the Orange County Board of Supervisors during a special Board meeting today, the County of Orange will be providing additional motel stays, shelter spaces and related services for individuals presently encamped along the Santa Ana Riverbed between Taft Avenue/Ball Road in Anaheim and Memory Lane in Orange (also referred to as the "Project Area" for the County's environmental remediation project).

January 31, 2018 
Pilot Phase of Restaurant Meals Program Starts February 1st in Orange County

The pilot phase of the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) will officially launch in Orange County on February 1, 2018 in participating restaurants in the cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana. Upon launch, Orange County will become the ninth county in California to offer this program to eligible participants.

January 29, 2018 
County, City and Federal Agencies Approve Agreement on Metroplex Flight Paths from John Wayne Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved a Settlement Agreement January 19 with the City of Newport Beach and the County of Orange defining flight paths from John Wayne Airport (SNA).

January 25, 2018 
County Establishes Newly Restructured Commission to End Homelessness

On January 23, 2018, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the formation of the newly restructured Commission to End Homelessness, representing a transition to a regional, systems-based approach to solving homelessness.

January 24, 2018 
Do You Know Someone Affected by the Canyon Fire 2?

The Treasurer-Tax Collector has been notified that only a few taxpayers have requested a lowering of their property taxes due to damages from the Canyon Fire 2. Those taxpayers who lost their homes should consider applying to temporarily lower their property taxes.

January 8, 2018 
County To Temporarily Close Portion of Santa Ana River Trail

Beginning Monday, January 22, 2018, the County of Orange will temporarily close a portion of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from Memory Lane in Orange to Taft Avenue/Ball Road in Anaheim for an environmental remediation project. Upon completion of the project, estimated to last up to three months, the County will reopen the closed portion of the SART for recreational trail use during posted public access hours.

January 9, 2018 
Supervisor Andrew Do Elected 2018 Board Chairman

Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, has been chosen unanimously by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2018. Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Fourth District, will serve as the Board's Vice Chair.

January 8, 2018 
Armories Open All Day Tuesday Due to Predicted Rain

With coordination and support from the California Military Department and in conjunction with the County Office of Emergency Services, the Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelters (armories) located in both Santa Ana and Fullerton will operate with extended hours on Tuesday to provide shelter and protection to the homeless community during the upcoming storm.

January 2, 2018 
County Approves Purchase of Building for Behavioral Health Services

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors approved the purchase and sale agreement with Fountain Valley School District for purchase of an office building for the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) at 265 S. Anita Drive in the City of Orange.

March 15, 2018 
County Hires Executive Director of Office of Independent Review

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors voted March 13 to approve the appointment of Kevin Rogan as the Executive Director of the County's Office of Independent Review (OIR).

March 16, 2018 
Public Invited to New OC Animal Care Facility Grand Opening

Please join the County of Orange for a public, family-friendly grand opening of the new OC Animal Care facility in Tustin.