By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman, O.C. Board of Supervisors
USO Show Troupe performs the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, at the Board of Supervisors meeting
The Orange County Board of Supervisors held a moment of silence for the 14 people who were killed and for those who were wounded in the recent attack in San Bernardino County.
“We share in the sorrow that a group of dedicated public service professionals were the victims of such horrible violence,” said Chairman Todd Spitzer. “We have offered our support to San Bernardino County, and we will reflect internally to increase employee safety by developing procedures and drilling for violent situations like a live shooter in the workplace.”
Supervisor Andrew Do made a special adjournment in memory of his family friend, 31-year-old Santa Ana resident Tin Nguyen, the sole victim to reside in Orange County. “Tin Nguyen was a first generation immigrant from Vietnam who worked hard to achieve the American Dream. Words are not enough to describe the terrible loss suffered by her family and by the families of all of the victims,” said Supervisor Do.
Vice Chair Lisa Bartlett read an adjournment in memory of 27-year-old Yvette Velasco, whose aunt, Denise, is a labor relations representative with the Orange County Employees Association.
Chairman Spitzer directed the County Executive Officer to work with represented employee groups, managers, and Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens to conduct a safety assessment and to develop a live scenario drill. Spitzer requested that the protocols include workplace violence policy and procedures, county building safety assessments, emergency protocols, ongoing training, employee safety and preparedness training and live drills. Spitzer will Chair the Safety Working Group.
The County anticipates the presentation of this action plan at the January 26, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting.
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