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[Orange County] Federal Judge Orders Settlement of Homeless Shelter Locations by June 13

Blog note: this article references a recent grand jury report that criticizes the county’s handling of homeless issues.

Sites for homeless shelter locations, “S.I.T.E.S.,” as spelled out in emphasis by Federal Judge David O. Carter, must be determined by Wednesday, June 13 per his order made during a status conference on May 25.

[Orange County] Federal Judge Orders Settlement of Homeless Shelter Locations by June 13

Blog note: this article references a recent grand jury report that criticizes the county’s handling of homeless issues.

Sites for homeless shelter locations, “S.I.T.E.S.,” as spelled out in emphasis by Federal Judge David O. Carter, must be determined by Wednesday, June 13 per his order made during a status conference on May 25.

[Orange County] Grand Jury to Cities & County: Stop Fighting, Form Regional Homelessness Board

It’s time for the county and cities to stop the infighting that’s plagued recent efforts to build housing and shelters and instead form a regional body to address homelessness, according to an Orange County Grand Jury report released Thursday.

[Orange County] Local leaders, NIMBY residents to blame for homeless housing scarcity, Orange County Grand Jury says

An Orange County Grand Jury report released Thursday, May 31, cites the absence of leadership from elected officials, poor county-city collaboration, and the NIMBYism of local residents among the roadblocks to providing housing for the county’s growing population of chronically homeless people.

[Orange County] Dozens of Mentally Ill Homeless People May Leave County Treatment Motel

Blog note: this article references a 2018 report recently released by the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury on the subject. The reference is at the end of the article.

Up to 40, and possibly more, homeless people diagnosed with mental illnesses who had been living along the Santa Ana River Trail have been told they must leave a motel with county mental health treatment beds, and it’s unclear where they will go, according to people who have been staying there.

[Orange County] O.C. grand jury: ‘Some schools are not as safe as they could be’

The Orange County grand jury told area school districts Thursday to report within 90 days on how they have studied and improved safety at their campuses.

Jurors specifically recommended that all school districts require their schools to conduct site safety assessments, identify security deficiencies, determine what is needed and recommend improvements to control potential risks.

[Orange County] O.C. anti-corruption task force collapsed amid infighting between federal and local investigators

Blog note: in 2013, the Orange County Grand Jury made recommendations leading to the creation of the task force.

Back in 2013, Orange County's top prosecutor and federal authorities set up a task force to root out local political corruption.

The timing seemed appropriate: A grand jury report had recently declared that misconduct was "actively festering" in the county's halls of government. And the district attorney's office was receiving a growing number of public integrity complaints.