Press Releases and Statements

STATEMENT FROM SUPERVISOR LISA BARTLETT FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING AT GENEVA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN LAGUNA WOODS ON MAY 15, 2022

“Today is a very dark day for the people of Laguna Woods and Orange County. Just a day after the tragic and hate-filled actions that led to the senseless deaths of innocent Americans at Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo, New York, we, too, are now dealing with people shot in their place of worship here - in Laguna Woods. I would like to thank Sheriff Don Barnes and the heroic actions of our Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputies who were able to bring the perpetrator swiftly into custody and securing the site. I would also like to thank Chief Brian Fennessy and the Orange County Fire Authority in attending to the victims of this senseless tragedy.

To the church congregants impacted by the violence that took place here today - we are here for you and we will seek justice for you. To the perpetrator of such heinous acts - our County will work to ensure justice for your victims. As the Fifth District County Supervisor, I am making sure that the County’s mental health counselors are available for the victims of today’s shooting.

Thank you to the County’s Health Care Agency, for being so quick to respond to the needs of our citizens. And to the citizens of Orange County, please know that you will continue to have my unwavering support to ensure the safety and security of all our residents."

SUPERVISOR LISA BARTLETT MOVES QUICKLY TO HAVE COUNTY PROCLAIM LOCAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COASTAL FIRE  05/12/22

Following the outbreak of the Coastal Fire in Laguna Niguel on May 11, Supervisor Lisa Bartlett immediately began to leverage all available resources to get the community she serves, the help and support it needs. In less than twenty-four hours, working with the Chairman of the Board, County staff and emergency personnel, she initiated efforts for the County to proclaim a local emergency. read more...


SUPERVISOR LISA BARTLETT CHAMPIONS EFFORTS TO EXPAND ANTI-HATE WORK IN ORANGE COUNTY  12/14/21

The Board of Supervisors, by a unanimous vote of those present, reaffirmed its commitment to eradicating hate when it approved a $1 million contract with the Orange County Human Relations Council. The action paves the way for the Orange County Human Relations Commission to enhance and expand its efforts to address anti-hate crime in Orange County. read more...


HELPING SENIORS EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AND STAY CONNECTED  08/24/21

Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal brought forward by Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Vice-Chair Doug Chaffee, to allocate $2.4 million for the implementation of a program that will help bridge the digital divide among seniors. read more


RETURN OF NUTRITION GAP PROGRAM   08/16/21

Noting that food insecurity is still a major challenge for many residents in her district, Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett is relaunching the Fifth District’s Nutrition Gap Program (NGP). read more


ACTION FOR SPENT FUEL SOLUTIONS NOW COALITION GAINS SUPPORT OF THE COUNTY OF ORANGE  04/27/21

At its meeting of April 27, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a Resolution brought forth by Supervisor Lisa Bartlett authorizing the County of Orange’s participation in the Action for Spent Fuel Solutions Now coalition. read more


STATEMENT OPPOSING GOVERNMENT-ISSUED VACCINE PASSPORT  04/13/21

I am adamantly opposed to the issuance of a government vaccine “passport”, said Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. She continued, “to be clear, Orange County is not adopting any type of proof of vaccination requirement, nor will we.” The Othena app, utilized by the County, includes a feature that enables individuals to voluntarily opt in to receive a digital version of their vaccination record should they wish to do so. This feature is provided by the third-party app as a matter of convenience to users and is not utilized for any official government purpose.


CHAIRMAN ANDREW DO AND SUPERVISOR LISA BARTLETT DENOUNCE RACISM & HATE CRIMES  03/24/21

During the March 23rd Board meeting, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two resolutions, one from Chairman Andrew Do, First District, titled “Orange County Board of Supervisors Commitment to Action Against Racism” and the other from Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, titled “County of Orange Stands in Solidarity to Denounce All Hate Crimes.” read more


SUPERVISOR LISA BARTLETT TO HOST VIRTUAL JOB FAIR  03/10/21

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, in partnership with all south Orange County chambers of commerce and key business organizations, will host a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. read more


STATEMENT ON STATE'S LIFTING OF REGIONAL STAY-AT-HOME ORDER  01/25/21

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett issued the following statement in response to the State’s decision to lift the Regional Stay-At- Home Order. read more

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