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Ladera Ranch Civic Council Launches New Website; Includes Local Governance Page

This must have been the week for website re-launches. Today, the Ladera Ranch Civic Council launched a redesigned website, available at lrciviccouncil.org. Although the changes are largely aesthetic (and some sections remain under construction), we noticed a page dedicated to something called Imagine Ladera. What is Imagine Ladera? It seems to be the home of [...]

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LAFCO Convenes Stakeholders for Rancho Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita Local Governance Study Areas

We have frequently mentioned LAFCO, Orange County’s Local Agency Formation Commission, in articles relating to South County governance and cityhood. After all, “LAFCO is the most important government agency you have never heard of.” There have been a couple recent developments at LAFCO that illustrate how much the agency is thinking about Rancho Mission Viejo [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/4459

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting Tonight

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will meet tonight. Tonight’s agenda includes the upcoming State of the Community presentation, the recent Ladera Business Expo, Oso Grande Elementary School traffic and an update from the Local Governance Task Force. The Civic Council meeting is at 7 PM in the Boardroom at the Santa Margarita Water District building, [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/4274

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting Tonight

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council meets tonight at 7 PM in the Board Room of the Santa Margarita Water District Building located at 26111 Antonio Parkway. On tonight’s agenda are the following matters:

Honorable Anna Bryson, Capistrano Unified Trustee, will discuss education issues The Civic Council is soliciting public comment on its proposed Ladera Ranch [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/4068

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Will Meet Next Monday, March 17

From the Ladera Ranch Civic Council:

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will hold its monthly meeting 7:00PM, Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Santa Margarita Water District Building located at 26111 Antonio Parkway.

The Honorable Anna Bryson, Trustee for the Capistrano Unified School District, will be addressing the Council on educational issues affecting our state, [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/3845

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting Tonight

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will hold its monthly meeting tonight. On the agenda, courtesy of the Civic Council:

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will hold its monthly meeting 7:00PM, Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Santa Margarita Water District Building located at 26111 Antonio Parkway.

The Honorable Anna Bryson, Trustee for the Capistrano Unified [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/3806

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Sponsors Oso Grande Traffic Survey

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is sponsoring a traffic survey for families of Oso Grande Elementary School. In a message addressed to Oso Grande parents, the Civic Council says: “Please look for a survey in your child’s Thursday folder from the Orange County Public Works. They are collecting anonymous data from our parents in order [...]

http://www.ranchoortega.com/blog/archives/3772

“Cameron’s Way” Street Naming Honors Ladera’s Cameron Cook

Tomorrow at 11:30 AM, Stonebrier Lane in Ladera Ranch will officially be renamed Cameron’s Way in an informal ceremony. The name change is in honor and memory of Cameron Cook, a beloved Ladera teen who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2011. Supervisor Patricia Bates and the Ladera Ranch Civic Council were instrumental [...]

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New Roles and Faces at the Ladera Ranch Civic Council

With a series of recent resignations and elections, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who was currently serving on the Ladera Ranch Civic Council. It doesn’t help when the website hasn’t been updated in nearly six weeks and still shows the Council members as of last December. However, at the Council’s January 20th meeting, the [...]

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Ladera Local Governance Task Force Seeks Volunteers

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Member and Chair of the Local Governance Task Force Carlo Tomaino has penned a short article in the Ladera Times seeking volunteers for the Civic Council’s Local Governance Task Force. The letter also discloses the names of the Task Force’s current members, which includes several names familiar to Ladera Ranch civic [...]