By: Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates
Much media attention was garnered this week after residents in the Fifth District unincorporated community of Wagon Wheel received notices last Friday from OC Public Works that their neighborhood holiday light display, which includes lights strung across two county-owned roadways, was an encroachment violation and needed to be removed. Residents took to media outlets to voice their frustration.
Upon learning of this matter Monday, I met with the OC Public Works Director to determine a solution that would satisfy the Orange County Municipal Code while allowing the residents to keep their lights up. Continue reading