2024 Press Releases

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Communications Director Stefanie Lao at Stefanie.Lao@ocgov.com. 

May 15, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Developments at UCI Rowland Hall Encampment

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the develpments at the UCI Rowland Hall Encampment.

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April 2, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Upcoming Absence

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement regarding upcoming procedures on April 2, 2024, and April 16, 2024.

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April 1, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Honors Women in the Law at Third Annual Women Making a Difference Awards Ceremony 

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley hosted her third annual Women Making A Difference Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Costa Mesa with local elected leaders and members of the community. This year, Supervisor Foley honored women in the Orange County legal community who represent and/or advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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March 28, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Hosts Roundtable on Status of Women and Girls in Orange County

OORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Yesterday, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley hosted her Roundtable on the Status of Women and Girls with local women leaders in government, education, public health, labor, and more. Guests included women of all ages from seniors in high school to seniors in life.

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March 26, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Certifies Election, Tackles Unlicensed Sober Living Homes, Adopts JWA Civil Rights Plan, and Approves Raise for OC Lifeguards

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on today’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board certified the election, adopted support positions on four state bills that address abuse in sober living homes, a Civil Rights Plan for John Wayne Airport, and raises for lifeguards at county beaches.  

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March 20, 2024

ICYMI: OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces Rail Service in San Clemente to Resume Monday, March 25

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and LOSSAN Board of Directors, released a statement on the news that Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will resume full passenger service through San Clemente on Monday, March 25, 2024. OCTA and Metrolink emergency crews are set to finish emergency work this week.

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March 14, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Update on Orange County Coastal Oil Sheen

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released an update on last week’s oil sheen following the latest report of several oiled birds found near Bolsa Chica yesterday and this morning. In response, the Oiled Wildlife Care Network has been activated.

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March 11, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Orange County Coastal Oil Spill

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement in response to the oil spill off the coast of Orange County.

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March 5, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Recognizes Women in County Leadership Positions, Proclaims March as Women’s History Month, Approves Coordinated Reentry Service Contract for South County and Encampment Clearing, Secures Grant Funding to Support Victims of Human Trafficking and Mobile Crisis Response Units, and Approves Teamsters Local 952 Contract

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board proclaimed March as Women’s History Month, approved a contract for Orange County’s Coordinated Entry System, voted on an encampment clearing plan, approved wage increases for workers represented by Teamsters, Local 952, and approved other key items.

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March 5, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces Rail Service Update in San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and LOSSAN Board of Directors, released a statement on the news that Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will resume limited passenger rail service in San Clemente tomorrow. OCTA and Metrolink emergency work continues to build a catchment wall at Mariposa Point (Milepost 204.2) to protect the rail right-of-way.

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February 28, 2024

ICYMI: OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Highlights Catchment Wall Construction for San Clemente Emergency Rail Stabilization Efforts

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves on the OC Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors, released an update on the emergency rail stabilization efforts at Mariposa Point in San Clemente.

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February 27, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Spearheads Regional Sand Replenishment Program Participation, Secures Grant Funding, and Provides Board of Supervisors Meeting Updates

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on today’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board voted to approve an agreement with the City of Dana Point to join the Regional Beach Sand Replenishment Project, various grant funding awards, policy changes to the 2023 Supportive Housing Notice of Funding Availability, and additional funding the Dana Point Library Renovation Project.  

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February 23, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Approves LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency’s 2024 Work Plan and Business Plan

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — This week, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who was recently appointed to serve on the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency’s Board of Directors, approved the 2024 Work Plan and the Business Plan for the LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, received a report on LOSSAN’s participation in the federal Corridor ID Program, and commented on a status report on the San Clemente Track Closure near the Mariposa Pedestrian Bridge. 

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February 22, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces State Legislation to Combat Sober Living Home Abuse

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley announced the introduction of County sponsored legislation by California State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton). SB 1334 will close critical regulatory loopholes in recovery residences to better safeguard vulnerable individuals while better serving the communities in which recovery residences are located.  

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February 12, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Approves OCTA’s Initiatives & Action Plan, Additional Funding for I-5 Improvement Project, and Complete Streets Project Recommendations

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today during OCTA’s Board of Directors Meeting, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), approved OCTA’s 2024 Initiatives and Action Plan, additional funding for I-5 improvement project, and complete streets project funding recommendations. 

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February 7, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Comment on New Beach Trail Closures in the City of San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on today’s announcement from the City of San Clemente to close additional portions of the San Clemente Beach Trail.

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February 6, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Approves Infrastructure Projects that Promote Public Safety and Facilitates Investigation of Sexual Assault Cases

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on today’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board voted to approve a revetment restoration project in Dana Point, the undergrounding of utilities along portions of Laguna Canyon Road, and a renewed contract that allows Orange County to purchase tools used in investigating sexual assault cases.

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February 1, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Emergency Rail Stabilization Work Ahead of Southern California Storms 

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), released a statement on OCTA and Metrolink’s emergency rail stabilization efforts in response to the land movement beneath the Mariposa pedestrian and bike bridge last week.

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January 26, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Provides Update on Passenger Rail Service Suspension in San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), released an update on suspended passenger rail service between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations due to boulders and debris falling onto the tracks from new land movement this week in San Clemente.

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January 25, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement on Passenger Rail Service Suspension in San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), released a statement on Metrolink and Amtrak suspending passenger rail service between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations due to boulders and debris falling onto the tracks from new land movement yesterday in San Clemente.

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January 25, 2024

Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement After Gunman Found Guilty of Murder in Aiden Leos Road Rage Shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement after a jury found Marcus Eriz guilty of murder in the shooting of Aiden Leos in May, 2021.

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January 24, 2024

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces Passenger Rail Service Suspension in San Clemente Due to Mariposa Bridge Landslide

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as a Director of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), announced that Metrolink and Amtrak suspended passenger rail service between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside stations due to boulders and debris falling onto the tracks as a result of a landslide damaging the Mariposa pedestrian and bike bridge in San Clemente.

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January 23, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Appointed to County CEO Search Ad-Hoc Committee, Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Supreme Court Case on Anti-Encampment Laws

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley commented on today’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board appointed Supervisor Foley to serve on the County Executive Search Ad Hoc Committee, a two-person panel that will lead the recruitment process for Orange County’s next Chief Executive Officer.

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January 18, 2024

OC Supervisor Katrina Foley Joins Governor Gavin Newsom in Highlighting Orange County’s Project Homekey Progress

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – Today, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who serves as Chair of the Orange County Housing Finance Trust, joined California Governor Gavin Newsom, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Supervisor Vicente Sarmiento, Costa Mesa Mayor John Stephens, and Chair Richard Owens of the Housing Working Group for the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative for a press conference to highlight the Motel 6 Project Homekey Conversion Project in Costa Mesa and the success of Homekey in Orange County.

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