On the afternoon of Saturday February 22nd, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel joined with the City of Costa Mesa as well as other local, federal and state representatives in solidarity against the recent decision by federal and state authorities to transfer recently repatriated Coronavirus infected citizens to the Fairview Development Center in Costa Mesa from the Travis Air Force Base in Northern California.
"This decision was made without consulting the County or the City of Costa Mesa. In response, my colleagues and I on the County Board of Supervisors will be filing an injunction to stand against this action that could unnecessarily expose the residents of Orange County to the coronavirus," said Chairwoman Steel.
"We know there are alternative locations that are better suited to deal with this situation, as the Fairview Development Center is unsuitable due to its proximity to the densely populated population of Orange County. We stand with the residents of Orange County against needlessly exposing our communities to this virus."
First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, 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. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.