Actions Taken Today to Help the Homeless
Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took several actions to help the homeless: Continue reading
Actions Taken Today to Help the Homeless
Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took several actions to help the homeless: Continue reading→
Chairman Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Shawn Nelson directed the Orange County Health Care Agency to use $15 million of available unspent Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for mental health housing projects. This funding is aimed at increasing the number of mental health housing units available in Orange County to house chronically homeless individuals with severe mental illnesses.
The directive was introduced by Chairman Andrew Do and seconded by Vice Chairman Shawn Nelson, both of whom have worked collaboratively to bring this to the Board of Supervisors. The Board approved the motion unanimously. This additional funding will be critical in completing future projects for MHSA Housing. Continue reading→
Supervisor Shawn Nelson Will Serve as Vice Chair
Santa Ana, Calif. (January 9, 2018) – 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. Continue reading→
Free seasonal flu shots will be available to individuals age 3 and older. Services are limited and will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Continue reading→
Come out and help beautify Santa Ana on Saturday, Oct. 7. Santa Ana City Councilman Juan Villegas, who represents Ward 5, and Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who represents the First District, are teaming up to host a Graffiti Paint Out and Community Clean up Day on Oct. 7.
This event will be held at Cesar Chavez Campesino Park which is located at 3225 West 5th St., in Santa Ana, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continue reading→
At the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting Tuesday, Santa Ana resident Flor Roman was appointed by Supervisor Andrew Do to the Assessment Appeals Board No. 3.
Flor Roman was born and raised in Mexico City, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration before immigrating to the United States in 1990. Flor has had extensive experience in the financial and real estate fields. In 1995, Roman joined Maxwell Real Estate in Santa Ana and obtained her Real Estate Broker’s License. In 1999, Roman acquired Maxwell Real Estate and changed the name to Roman Realtors & Financial Services, Inc., where she now serves Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, with the same enthusiasm, dedication, and professionalism that has helped propel her to great heights in the real estate industry. Continue reading→
Andrew Do – Supervisor, First District, Board of Supervisors
County Approves Plan to Help Homeless on the Riverbed
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors (Board) approved the homeless ad-hoc committee’s proposal to create a six month pilot program, which is designed to position the County as the lead in providing the Continuum of Care services needed to assist our citizens out of homelessness.
The homeless ad-hoc committee consisting of Supervisor Do and Supervisor Spitzer proposed this pilot program as a step towards a comprehensive plan to end homelessness, especially in encampments around the County. Continue reading→
Notice regarding Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) General Meeting – Thursday, May 25, 2017
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who represents the First District (which includes Santa Ana) will be speaking at the next meeting of the Communication Linkage Forum (Com-Link) about the County’s effort to address homelessness in our city and in the County.
The Com-Link meeting is set for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Santa Ana Police Department in the Community Room – 60 Civic Center Plaza (on Boyd Way from W. Civic Center Drive), Santa Ana. Parking will be validated. Continue reading→
A vacancy on the Orange County Veterans Advisory Committee has been filled by Marine Corp Veteran Mario Munoz, appointed by Supervisor Andrew Do. Munoz will represent the First District of Orange County on the committee.
Mario Munoz is a post-9/11 Veteran and Orange County native that served in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He attended Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana College, and California State Dominguez Hills for Ecology and Environmental Science. Continue reading→
The early 2016 General Election results are in and as we predicted Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido is cruising to an easy victory over his ultra-liberal opponent Ben Vazquez. And we are very excited to report that Santa Ana City Councilman and high school dropout Roman Reyna is losing right now to his opponent, Juan Villegas, in Ward 5, by about 1,600 votes. Meanwhile over in Ward 3 Jose Solorio is leading a large pack of candidates with over 44% of the vote and in Ward 1 the incumbent, Vince Sarmiento, is barely edging out his challenger, Jessica Cha, by about 1,300 votes.
The bad news is that Measure PP, which will hand the City Council a 700% pay raise, is easily winning, by a margin of two to one. The good news is that if Reyna loses he won’t be getting this money. Continue reading→
The absentee ballots were sent to Santa Ana voters this week. So now it is time to vote! This is an important local election as the City Council majority is at stake. Our current City Council majority is trying to fool the voters into giving them a 700% raise via Measure PP. Needless to say we oppose Measure PP. If anything our City Council deserves less of our tax money, not more. Vote No on Measure PP!
Santa Ana City Council Election: Continue reading→
October 13, 2016
Contact: Molly O’Brien, Larson Communications, (703) 863 – 8773
MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CELEBRATES OPENING OF FIRST STEAM-FOCUSED K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL IN SANTA ANA
Demand for the new school far exceeded original projection and rising enrollment numbers reveal high-demand for STEAM-based school in region
Santa Ana – Parents, students, teachers, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and the greater Santa Ana community will come together Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Magnolia Science Academy (MSA) Santa Ana campus—a state-of-the-art facility funded by $17.4 million from the State of California. About 645 students have enrolled in the first K-12 STEAM-focused public school in Santa Ana—115 students more than original expectations—and there is also a waiting list. The Santa Ana campus is one of the 10 schools in the high-performing Magnolia Public Schools network in Southern California. Continue reading→
Supervisor Andrew Do: Rising Mental Health Hospitalizations, Declining Prenatal Care Demand County Solutions
Orange County Children’s Partnership Publishes 2016 Report on “Conditions of Children in Orange County”
(Santa Ana, California) — Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is calling for the county to take action to address rising mental health hospitalization rates and declining prenatal care, based on new findings published in the 2016 Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County.
The 22nd annual report, which was released Tuesday, offers a comprehensive assessment of the health, education, and safety of the county’s 840,000 children. Continue reading→
(Santa Ana, California) — When it comes to tackling homelessness, Orange County isn’t resting on its laurels.
One week after delivering on Supervisor Andrew Do’s promise to open a new homeless shelter within 30 days, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has tapped $1.2 million in state emergency grant funding for homeless shelters and rapid re-housing programs. Continue reading→
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Oct. 15, 2016 about Homelessness, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the County of Orange, located at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., in Santa Ana.
In the past year, Orange County has taken major steps to help the homeless and end the cycle of poverty:
• Appointed a New Homeless Czar to Cut Red Tape
• Supported Housing Assistance for Homeless Veterans
• Opened an Emergency Shelter in Santa Ana
• Improved Patient Access to Mental Health Programs
• Broke Ground on the County’s First Year-Round Shelter Continue reading→