Immigration Agency Cancels Santa Ana Jail Contract

In a letter Thursday to city officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced they were triggering a 90-day period to cancel the contract, in reaction to decisions by the council to reduce the number of detainees who could be housed there.

Steve Craig Named Chairman of New Majority Orange County

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February 23, 2017                                                         (805) 217-0443

Steve Craig Named Chairman of New Majority Orange County
Orange County, CA – Today New Majority California announced the election of Steve Craig to serve as chairman of its Orange County Chapter. Craig has been a New Majority member for five years and has served on the group’s Board of Directors since 2015.

Westminster to Spend More on Homeless Services

With new revenue from a recent sales tax increase starting in April, council members hired two police officers, and plan to add part-time code enforcement workers and other services aimed at helping the homeless.

Julie Leopo / Voice of OC

Parking Perplexes Neighborhoods Across the OC

The realities created by permit parking programs could get some cities in trouble if they don’t ensure their programs are fair for all residents, whether they live in a house or an apartment.

Thy Vo/Voice of OC

Santana: People Are The Future of Civics & News

Whether it’s ensuring thoughtful evacuation of riverbed homeless encampments or switching out fueling contracts at John Wayne Airport, Orange County residents are increasingly challenging their government to be accountable, often on the front pages of Voice of OC. National media leaders and foundations, looking for models of civic engagement, are looking to Orange County.

Sdao: It’s a Great Time to Be a Democrat in Orange County

Orange County’s Democratic Chairwoman Fran Sdao argues it’s a promising time for a progressive agenda in 2018. Democrats turned out in record numbers to vote last November. For the first time in 80 years the Democratic candidate for President won in Orange County. Frustrated Democrats are now turning out in record numbers to Democratic club meetings, State Party delegate elections and to meetings/events in their communities.

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