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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Letter to Supervisor Bates Discusses Local Governance Process

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council has published a letter recently sent by the group to Fifth District Supervisor Patricia Bates regarding the local governance process currently underway in South County. We’ve republished the letter below, although it doesn’t offer much in the way of new information.

image source: Ladera Ranch Civic Council


Summary and Analysis of Last Night’s Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council has published a summary of last night’s meeting. We want to thank the Civic Council for promptly and thoroughly disclosing the substance of the meeting. We are quick to give them a hard time on some things, but we also want to be equally quick to acknowledge when they are [...]

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meets Tonight at 7 PM

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council meets tonight. On the agenda are the following topics:

Traffic issues around Oso Grande Elementary. (There is a presentation from the County scheduled for next month’s meeting). A recap of the 2013 Civic Council election results. The Council will continue the tabled discussion on Council Member endorsements of Civic Council [...]

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting on Monday, July 22

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7 PM at the Santa margarita Water District Building on Antonio Parkway. According to the Civic Council, Monday’s agenda will include:


The Council will feature a presentation from Steve Nelson on the closing of the San Onofre [...]

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Authorizes Local Governance Task Force, Seeks Members

As expected, the Ladera Ranch Civic Council is moving ahead with the creation of a Local Governance Task Force and is seeking applicants for the positions. From the Civic Council:

Are you a civic minded individual who wants to serve the community of Ladera Ranch as an appointed member of the new Local Governance Task [...]