2002 Press Releases

September 18, 2002 
Public Invited To Assess Proposed Electronic Voting System

Santa Ana, September 18, 2002 - Starting next week, county residents will be able to view and give feedback on selecting a new electronic voting system to be in place for the 2004 election cycle. Registrar of Voters Rosalyn Lever today released a schedule of nine public meetings, beginning September 23, for the public to help assess the finalists in the selection process.

August 22, 2002 
Board Chair calls for September 11 Memorial Event

Santa Ana - Orange County will definitely remember. A countywide observance will be held at noon on September 11 in the Civic Center Plaza at Santa Ana Boulevard and Broadway Streets in Santa Ana. Participants will include the Board of Supervisors, Orange County Sheriff, OC Fire Authority, OC Human Relations Commission, the Veterans Service, and Living Room Dialogue participants who will combine their efforts to commemorate those who died in the 2001 September 11 terrorist attack in New York City, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside. The public is invited to attend Orange County Remembers.

June 7, 2002 
Sturla Recommended to Head New Child Support Services Department

(Santa Ana) - On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will hear a recommendation to appoint Jan C. Sturla as head of the new department of Child Support Services (CSS). Sturla, a Deputy District Attorney for 25 years, has served as Director of the District Attorney's Family Support Division (FSD) since 1999.

May 29, 2002 
Public Workshop on FY 2002- 03 County Budget Set for June 6

(Santa Ana) - The County of Orange invites the public to attend a budget workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., June 6 in the Planning Commission room located on the first floor of the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana.

April 12, 2002 
County Salutes Volunteers for Services Valued at $28 Million

(SANTA ANA) - County volunteers are priceless and ageless. In 2001, volunteers collectively logged close to 925,000 service hours valued at $28 million. Ranging in age from 15 to 93 years-old, the oldest and youngest honorees are represented among the 40 volunteer individuals and six groups selected for special recognition by the Board of Supervisors.

March 7, 2002 
Audubon Of The West: Andrew Jackson Grayson' Bird Paintings Exhibit Opens March 25

(SANTA ANA) - An exhibit commemorating the life and work of foremost late 19th century bird painter, Andrew Jackson Grayson, opens March 25 at the Old County Courthouse Museum, 211 W. Santa Ana Boulevard in Santa Ana. Titled "Audubon of the West," the exhibit will continue through May 6.

January 29, 2002 
National Report Card Gives OC High Marks In Management

Santa Ana - The County of Orange ranked among the 13 best-managed counties in the nation in a study released today by Governing Magazine. The "county report card," produced by Syracuse University, also revealed only one county in California with a better rating than Orange.

January 23, 2002 
OC Job Fair To Boost Economic Recovery

(Santa Ana) Employers can register for free exhibition space at the first Orange County Economic Recovery Job Fair scheduled for noon to 6 p.m., February 27 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 W. Katella Avenue. Exhibit spaces should be reserved by January 31.

January 11, 2002 
Poll Workers Needed for Election Day

Santa Ana With Board action on Tuesday to allow County employees to volunteer during work hours at polling places on Election Day, Registrar of Voters Rosalyn Lever is launching an outreach effort to broaden the pool of available volunteers.

January 9, 2002 
Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom Presents United Way with $826,706 Check

(Santa Ana) --The County of Orange employees dug deep again this year for the annual United Way campaign, surpassing their 2001 United Way fundraising goal. The County's payroll-deduction campaign and fundraising efforts produced $826,706.