Press Releases


December 8, 2021

County of Orange hosts flagpole groundbreaking to mark future Veterans Cemetery site in Anaheim Hills

After nearly a decade of debate, the Orange County Board of Supervisors, with bipartisan support from local, state and federal representatives, celebrated the flagpole groundbreaking at the Veterans Cemetery site in Anaheim Hills.

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October 5, 2021


ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Supervisor Donald P. Wagner today expressed his opposition to Governor Newsom’s threatened vaccine mandate for school-aged children.

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September 20, 2021

Over Half of OC Cities Support the Anaheim Hills Veterans Cemetery

(Santa Ana, CA) – Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, working with the VALOR veterans organization and numerous local officials, announced today that 19 out of 34 cities in Orange County now support designating Anaheim Hills as the preferred Orange County location for a State veterans’ cemetery.

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July 28, 2021

Orange County Board of Supervisors Allocate $20 Million Towards a Veterans Cemetery in Anaheim Hills

A decade-long battle over where to build a Veterans Cemetery in Orange County has finally reached bipartisan support for a site in Anaheim Hills.

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June 14, 2021

In the Name of Justice: OC Supervisor Don Wagner Will Memorialize Aiden Leos at OC Zoo

(Orange, California) – Today, Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner stood with Aiden Leos’s family to announce that a dedication plaque in the name of Aiden Leos will be installed at the Orange County Zoo.

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June 6, 2021

Reward Helped Bring in Tips, Now Suspects Arrested in Aiden Leos Case

(Orange County, California) – One day after Aiden Leos’s nationally-televised memorial service, an arrest was made for his murder.

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May 27, 2021

Supervisor Don Wagner, District Attorney Todd Spitzer and the Leos Family Continue the Hunt to put 6-year-old Aiden Leos’ Killer Behind Bars

(Orange, California) – Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer held a press conference today urging the public come forward with information about the people responsible for shooting 6-year-old Aiden Leos to death while his mother drove him to kindergarten last Friday.

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May 26, 2021

OC Supervisor Don Wagner Matches Family Reward: Wagner, Local Businesses and District Attorney Todd Spitzer Secure Matching Grants

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Yesterday, Supervisor Donald P. Wagner held a press conference to double the Leos’s $50,000 reward, bringing the amount to $100,000.

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May 17, 2021

OC Board of Supervisors Andrew Do and Don Wagner Call on CA to Lift Mask Mandate

(Santa Ana, CA) – Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do, First District, and Donald P. Wagner, Third District, urge the State to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and lift the mask mandate for all individuals who have been fully vaccinated.

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April 12, 2021

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Oppose Government-Issued Vaccine Passports

(Santa Ana, California) — In response to public concerns over vaccine passports, Orange County Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do and Donald P. Wagner have provided statements against government-issued vaccine passports.

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October 19, 2020

OC Supervisor and Olympic Gold Medalists Call to Resume Sports: Youth Games and Competitions

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Today, Supervisor Donald P. Wagner called upon the state to fully reopen youth sports.

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September 18, 2020

Letter to President Trump: Supervisor Wagner Requests Future COVID Relief Funds Bypass State to Avoid Gov. Newsom’s Threats

(Santa Ana, Calif.) —Today, Supervisor Donald P. Wagner sent a letter to President Trump asking that additional Federal COVID relief funds be directed to Orange County, bypassing Sacramento.

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August 28, 2020

Stop the Government Overreach: Governor Doubles Down on Lock Down

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — The governor’s erratic response to COVID continues, now using a color-coded system to slow the reopening of California’s economy.

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July 31, 2020

Third District COVID-19 Arts Relief Program Distributes Funds

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner is pleased to announce that $500,000 in grants is being allocated from the Third District COVID-19 Arts Relief Program.

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July 28, 2020

New Outdoor Gathering Zoning Ordinance Gives Hope to Small Businesses

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Today, small businesses celebrate a new zoning ordinance proposed to the OC Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Don Wagner.

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July 8, 2020

Supervisor Wagner Establishes the Third District Arts COVID-19 Relief Grant

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Today, Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner announced his establishment of a new COVID-19 Arts Relief Program.

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May 1, 2020

Orange County Supervisor Wagner Supports Local Control of Beaches

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Supervisor Wagner does not believe it is appropriate to create policy based on photos seen in the papers.

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March 18, 2020

Covid-19 Rapid Update: Supervisor Wagner Clarifies OC Orders

(Santa Ana, California) — A few hours ago, thousands of Orange County residents received what business owners called a "confusing order" from the OC Health Agency regarding Covid-19.

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March 10, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Balancing Public Health with Economic Health

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors convened for a Coronavirus update.

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March 3, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness Update

(Santa Ana, Calif.) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting today to adopt and ratify two resolutions — the Chairwoman’s local emergency and the County Health Officer’s local health emergency — related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness.

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February 27, 2020

Cutting Real Time for Real IDs: Supervisor Works to Bring Online Submissions to Orange County DMVs

(Santa Ana, Calif.) — Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner has a plan to reduce DMV wait times for thousands of Orange County drivers expected to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles by the end-of-year for a Real ID.

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February 24, 2020

Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Works With Local Officials To Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

(Santa Ana, Calif) — The court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 previously quarantined people, who tested positive for COVID-19, to the Fairview Developmental Center.

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January 28, 2020

Supervisor Wagner Spearheads Community Effort to Rein-in Abusive Group Homes

(Santa Ana, Calif) January 28 — The County now requires a 1000-foot buffer between sober living operators; the item brought forward by Supervisor Donald P. Wagner passed unanimously at the Board of Supervisors meeting today.

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January 28, 2020

Ending OC’s Rape Kit Backlog: Supervisor Wagner and DA Spitzer Secure Funds to Help Survivors

(Santa Ana, Calif) January 28, 2020 – Today at the Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Don Wagner and District Attorney Todd Spitzer have committed to working together to clear a 30-year backlog of sexual assault kits.

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November 19, 2019

Taxpayer Protection: Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Directs for a Higher Threshold on Passing Taxes

Santa Ana, California – At the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 19, the Board passed Supervisor Donald P. Wagner’s motion for a Charter Amendment, requiring a supermajority vote at the Board of Supervisors on special tax proposals.

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September 24, 2019

Residents Rejoice: Unicorporated Orange County Gets New Recovery Residence Ordinance

Santa Ana, California – At the Board of Supervisors meeting on September 24, the Board unanimously passed Supervisor Donald P. Wagner’s direction on a new County ordinance, requiring group home operators to submit applications, obtain ministerial permits and enforce a “good neighbor policy” among other mandates.

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August 13, 2019  

Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Directs Fire Safety Action Plan with the Toll Roads 

Orange County, Calif. (August 13, 2019) – Under the direction of Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) and Caltrans will immediately begin weed abatement work to reduce wildfire risks along the 241, 261, 73 and 133 Toll Roads. The brittle overgrowth blanketing our Third District hillsides must be removed before the onset of the fire-carrying, seasonal Santa Ana winds.

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July 31, 2019 

Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Reopens Irvine Lake for Shoreline Fishing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 31, 2019) – Orange County residents can gear up for shoreline fishing at Irvine Lake, which will reopen on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. Opening day festivities start at 7 a.m. with free breakfast, coffee and surprise giveaways by Supervisor Donald P. Wagner.

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June 17, 2019

Reopening Irvine Lake: Irvine Company Deeds Land to County of Orange

SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 12, 2019) – Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting, the Irvine Company deeded over 29 acres of land to the County of Orange, marking the first step towards reopening Irvine Lake.

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June 4, 2019

Supervisor Donald P. Wagner Demands County Ordinance on Sober Living Homes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 4, 2019) – At the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 4, Supervisor Donald P. Wagner instructed staff to bring forward a new County ordinance because of the creeping encroachment of sober living homes into residential neighborhoods.

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May 30, 2019

Supervisor Donald P. Wagner to Amend AB 368 For an Anaheim Hills Veterans’ Cemetery

SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 30, 2019) – This week, Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner announced he will contact state legislators to amend AB 368, swapping Irvine’s Amended and Restated Development Agreement (ARDA) for the Anaheim Hills site.

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April 24, 2019

County of Orange 2019 Point in Time Count Methods Improve

SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 24, 2019) — The new Point in Time Count results show the homeless population in Irvine decreased from 199 in 2017 to 130 in 2019. Third District Supervisor Donald P. Wagner served the City of Irvine as Mayor from late 2016 to 2019.

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