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DISNEYLAND REMAINS CLOSED, OCBC/CSUF ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE, OCTA INVESTS $3M IN CLEAN WATER, AND MORE!
HOT OFF THE PRESS
GUIDELINES KEEP THEME PARKS CLOSED, IGNORING SCIENCE AND DATA:*
  • The State's new theme park guidelines relegate Disneyland to remain indefinitely closed. With $23 million lost each day and $8.5 billion per year, it is time to #ReopenOCNow. Disneyland Resort has proven they can responsibly reopen, with science-based health and safety protocols strictly enforced at theme park properties around the world. Visit ReOpenOCNow.com to oppose the current guidelines.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OCBC AND CSUF'S ECONOMIC FORECAST CONFERENCE:*
  • Registration closes today for the 26th Annual Economic Forecast Conference. Join OCBC on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. to hear from Cal State Fullerton’s experts on the economic trends shaping Orange County. A special thank you to Title Sponsor, U.S. Bank! Register here. 

UBER PRICES WILL DOUBLE IF PROP 22 IS REJECTED SAYS UBER CEO - VOTE YES ON PROP 22:*

OC APPROVES $5 MILLION CARES ACT FUNDS FOR CHILD CARE PROGRAM:*
  • Grant funds will be allocated for staff payroll, supplies, environmental safety improvements, mortgage payments and rental costs for licensed child care providers.

PROTECT DIALYSIS PATIENTS - VOTE NO ON PROP 23:
  • Put forward as a union power play rather than legitimate protection for California’s 80,000 dialysis patients, Prop 23 would require a doctor present when patients are treated in addition to existing medical staff, a policy that is too costly for many clinics to afford and will end up harming patients.

CALIFORNIA RECEIVES AN ‘A’ FOR COASTAL PROTECTIONS:*
  • The Surfrider Foundation assigned an ‘A’ grade for the State's preventative coastal planning and limited urban development established by the Coastal Commission and Coastal Act. 

LOOKING FOR A SAFE RESTAURANT TO VISIT? CHECK THIS OUT!
  • Restaurants in your community that received a SafeDineOC grant have made significant efforts to ensure the health and safety of their guests! View the lists.

OCBC EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS
OCBC'S VIRTUAL ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON - DON'T MISS THE BEST POLITICAL HUMOR IN TOWN!:* 
  • Join OCBC on November 3 for the November Virtual Election Day Luncheon. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the fun and good humor with acts from Peter Buffa, Brian Calle, Don Hansen, Kate Klimow, Curt Pringle and a performance from OC's Got Political Talent winner, Dirissy Doan! Register here.

JOIN OCBC'S TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET AWARDS FOR A HAPPY HOUR HONORING LOCAL AGENCIES!:*
  • OCBC's 10th Annual Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet virtual awards on November 19 will highlight leadership from local governments across the County that have stepped up during the pandemic with creative solutions to support businesses and the economy. Register here.
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT
CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH’S ONLINE DATA DASHBOARDS:
  • Newport Beach’s online interactive Dashboards let residents view all City-related activity going on around them, including over 2,500 active building permits, recent police and fire service calls and other information. Community members are loving the info accessible via the Dashboards, especially in areas of concentrated construction and short-term lodging. The Dashboards are a unique way to direct residents to the City’s online services and get involved in their neighborhoods while freeing staff time to focus on other forms of customer service.

BUSINESS RESOURCES
WEBINAR - LET’S TALK DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STRATEGIES:*
  • On November 19, learn how to effectively intertwine inclusivity with your business and products and meet the needs of a diverse workforce. Register here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
COVID-19 NEWS
NEW BLOOD TEST AND SCORE SYSTEM HELPS DETERMINE COVID-19 SEVERITY:*
  • The Dublin-Boston score test evaluates patients’ blood for pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory proteins to establish treatment plans and care level.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
OC HEALTH CARE AGENCY PARTNERS WITH CITIES FOR FREE FLU VACCINATIONS:*

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON JOINS AABE ENERGY EQUITY INITIATIVE:*

OCTA INVESTS $3 MILLION TO CLEAN ORANGE COUNTY WATER:*

WHERE TO GET TESTING IN OC

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