GRF News - Government
GOVERNMENT Club urges people to vote ‘yes’ The We The People Club will meet Monday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Everyone is welcome to attend. The purpose of the club is to offer educational information relative to Leisure World at its monthly meetings. The club urges residents to vote “yes” to extend Leisure World’s Declaration of Trust to preserve and protect Leisure World and assure future stability of the community. Extensive information on the importance of the Trust vote is included on page 3 of this issue. Ballots will be mailed this week. For more information on the club, log on to info@wethepeople-sealbeach.org or call 431-4061. —Bob Croft Learn how to use Minibus service today The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct an informational meeting on using the community Minibus service from 10-11 a.m., today, Nov. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The orientation session will repeat at the same location from 6-7 p.m. Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month. The sessions are for new and current shareholders who would like to learn about the minibus system routes and timetables. Information on the Golden Rain Access Bus service and other bus and transportation services available inside the community is included. For more information, call minibus supervisor Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372. —Grant Winford, GRF Minibus supervisor Emergency preparedness is topic of Mutual 3 meeting Mutual 3 will have a town hall meeting to review its emergency/disaster plan at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Clubhouse 2. All Mutual 3 shareholders are encouraged to attend this meeting and to offer ideas about ways to improve preparedness. Topics will include what the Mutual Board and Disaster Committee have accomplished, changes to the disaster plan, what was learned from participation in the Great California Shakeout and the most important things every shareholder needs to know.  —Maureen Habel Meeting is open to all residents by Esther Cummings LW contributor All Leisure World member/shareholder/owners are invited to attend the Presidents’ Council meeting at 9 a.m., today, Nov. 7, in Clubhouse 4. Actual participation will be limited to the presidents and director guests (one per mutual). Suggestions for topics for discussion may be submitted to mutual presidents for consideration. MUTUAL MEETINGS •Mutual 3 9:15 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts, Friday, Nov. 8, Administration •Mutual 4 9 a.m., open forum; 9:30 a.m., meeting starts; Wednesday, Nov. 13, Administration •Mutual 12 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, Administration •Mutual 16 9:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, Administration •Mutual 15 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, Administration •Mutual 14 1 p.m., open forum; 1:30 p.m., meeting starts, Tuesday, Nov. 19, Administration •Mutual 5 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, Administration •Mutual 7 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, Administration •Mutual 2 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, Administration •Mutual 11 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, Clubhouse 3, Room 9 •Mutual 6 9:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, Administration •Mutual 12, special, new meeting date 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, Physical Property •Mutual 8 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, Administration GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES NATIONAL •President Barack Obama Vice President Joe Biden The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Wash., D.C., 20500; (202) 456-1414, switchboard; (202) 456-1111, comments; website: www.whitehouse.gov U.S. SENATE •Barbara Boxer, D, District Office: 312 N. Spring St., No. 1748, Los Angeles, CA, 90012; (213) 894-5000; boxer.senate.gov •Dianne Feinstein, D, District Office: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., No. 915, Los Angeles, CA, 90025; (310) 914-7300; feinstein.senate.gov U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES •Dana Rohrabacher, R, 46th, District Office: 101 Main St., No. 380, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648; (714) 960-6483; rochrabacher.house.gov (District covers Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach (coastal and east side), Avalon, San Pedro (port area), Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of Santa Ana and Westminster. STATE GOVERNOR •Gov. Jerry Brown, State Capitol Building, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA, 95814; (916) 445-2841; website: gov.ca.gov STATE SENATE •Lou Correa, 34th District, District Office: 950 South Coast Dr., Suite 240, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626; (714) 957-4555; Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 5052, Sacramento, CA, 95814-4900; (916) 651-4034; District Office: 2323 N Broadway, Suite 245, Santa Ana, CA, 92706; (714) 558-4400 (covers the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.) Note: Sen. Correa is temporarily representing Seal Beach pending 2014 elections due to redistricting). STATE ASSEMBLY •Travis Allen, 72nd District, Capitol Office: PO Box 942849, Room 5126, Sacramento, CA, 94249-0072; (916) 319-2072; District Office: 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 570, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647; (714) 843-4966; (covers parts of Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Fourntain Valley, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor) ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS •John Moorlach, supervisor, District 2,10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, 92701; (714) 834-3220; egov.ocgov.com SEAL BEACH COUNCIL City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, 90740; (562) 431-2527; www.sealbeachca.gov/government/council/; Gary A. Miller, District 4, mayor; Ellery A. Deaton, District 1, mayor pro tem; and members; David W. Sloan, District 2; Gordon A. Shanks, District 3, and Michael P. Levitt, District 5. Corridor cities oppose move to add toll lanes to 405 Freeway More than 150 residents, business leaders, and federal, state, county and local elected officials turned out Oct. 29 to voice opposition to an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) proposal to add toll lanes on the I-405 Freeway. The forum was sponsored by the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition, a group of six jurisdictions—Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Westminster—along the 405 freeway corridor. The cities and Rossmoor, an unincorporated area, have banded together to oppose OCTA’s effort to add toll lanes along the stretch of the freeway between the SR-55 Freeway in Costa Mesa and the I-605 Freeway at the Los Angeles County border. The purpose of the meeting was to get public input to pass along to OCTA. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, former State Assemblyman Jose Solorio, and a representative from U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal’s office agreed that toll lanes will negatively impact the region.  “The residents and businesses of our cities have been very consistent in their strong opposition to OCTA’s toll lane proposal,” said Westminster Councilwoman and Corridor Cities representative Diana Carey, who chaired the event.  “We are surprised that our county transportation authority is still trying to jam this crazy plan down our throats. We are hopeful that they will once again come to their senses and vote to reject this poorly thought out concept.” The toll lane proposal, which the OCTA Board of Directors ended up voting to discard last year after strong public opinion to it, was recently resurrected by the transportation authority and is expected to be voted on tomorrow, Nov. 8, at its board meeting. The 405 Freeway Cities Coalition urges concerned residents to attend the meeting, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. at OCTA’s headquarters at 550 S. Main Street in Orange or call OCTA at (714) 560-6282 to express their views to the authority. —from the 405 Freeway Cities Coalition GRF BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Golden Rain Foundation Board welcomes shareholders to open committee meetings, which are held in the Administration conference room unless otherwise noted. The following is the remainder of the November meeting schedule: •Finance Committee, special 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 •Security, Bus and Traffic Committee 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 •Recreation Committee, rescheduled due to holiday 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 •Information, Technology Services Committee 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 •Library Committee 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 •Communications Committee 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 •Finance Committee 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 GRF EXECUTIVE SESSION An executive session of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room. The agenda is as follows: •Call to Order •Roll Call •Contract Matter •Legal Matter •Adjournment Door-to-door bus service available The City of Seal Beach provides free transportation through a city sponsored Dial-A-Ride bus service. This is a door-to-door service for seniors 55 and older and is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Return trips must be completed by 5 p.m. The Dial-A-Ride service can be used to ride to any destination within the City of Seal Beach. The Dial-A-Ride service will also provide transportation to doctor’s and other medical appointments that are located up to three miles outside of the Seal Beach city limits. Group pick-ups can be arraigned from a central location for parties up to 16 people for dining or other outings. The Dial-A-Ride bus driver will need to verify that people live within the City of Seal Beach and will ask for the passenger’s name and address. To schedule a pick up date and time, call 439-3699.