Supervisor Spitzer Will Serve as Board Chairman for 2015
(Santa Ana, CA) — Supervisor Todd Spitzer has been chosen unanimously by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2015. Supervisor Lisa
Bartlett will serve as the Board’s vice chair.
This is Supervisor Spitzer’s second round on the Board, having served from 1997 to 2002, when he was elected to the State Assembly. He thanked his colleagues for supporting his chairmanship: “I’m grateful for the respect and confidence that my colleagues showed in me by selecting me as Chair.”
With Orange County emerging from bankruptcy after 20 years, Spitzer talked about looking forward as a County to reestablish exemplary leadership and excellent stewardship of resources and assets. He said he also looks forward to leading the strategic planning effort for the County, which he hopes will include protecting public safety, growing the local economy, improving Orange County’s infrastructure and securing fiscal solvency.
“The mindset of the bankruptcy ridden culture in Orange County will soon be behind us with the General Fund bankruptcy obligations being made whole,” he said. “It is time to rebuild and to determine what the new priorities of this restored County will be without forgetting the painful lessons of failed oversight and a watchdog approach to government.”
Supervisor Spitzer represents the Third District, which includes Anaheim Hills, Irvine, North Tustin, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and the Canyons.
Supervisor Bartlett represents the Fifth District, which includes Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, and the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch.