ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Today, Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following today’s Orange County Transportation Authority Board meeting where the Board approved a one-time reimbursement up to $679,748 for the City of Santa Ana following parking revenue losses and additional security costs due to the OC Streetcar Project.
“The OC Streetcar project is underway and in the long run we expect benefits to the local business community, but currently the impacts remain disruptive to businesses. This funding creates another opportunity to help local businesses and the City of Santa Ana in remaining whole despite the unforeseen delays,” said Supervisor Foley. “The OC Streetcar is an innovative transportation project that aims to bring communities together while reducing pollution and bring more visitors to the area, but we can’t ignore the impacts construction has on the surrounding area. Until it becomes a reality, the goal is to ensure our local economy and government receive the support they need.”
Supervisor Foley previously spearheaded grants for Santa Ana 4th Street small businesses impacted by ongoing streetcar construction and the COVID-19 pandemic totaling $1.2 million from her district allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funding.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2021 to represent Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Following redistricting, the Board appointed her to additionally serve as caretaker for the future District 2, which includes the communities of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, and unincorporated North Tustin.
Supervisor Foley serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.