Supervisors Launch Countywide Recruitment for Children and Families Commission Members

Orange County Board Of Supervisors Launches Countywide Recruitment for Children and Families Commission Members; Board Seeks Candidates with Expertise and Experience in Health, Education and Early Intervention

January 5, 2012 (IRVINE, CA) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors has launched a countywide recruitment to fill three positions for 2012 on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County.  The recruitment is open to new applicants and current members.  Founded in 1999, the Commission is responsible for allocating Orange County’s share of Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds, which help pay for education, health and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age 5 and their families.

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COUNTY COMMISSIONS WIN FIRST ROUND OF LEGAL BATTLE

Superior Court rejects AB 99 and upholds Proposition 10 voter protections

Fresno Superior Court Judge Debra Kazanjian issued a ruling declaring that the State acted illegally when they attempted to take $1 billion from the California Children’s Trust Fund administered by Proposition 10/First 5 County Commissions.

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PARENTS ARE INVITED TO FIRST-EVER SOUTH COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUMMIT

The Free Event, Themed ‘Healthy Families, Healthy Futures!’ Features Resource Fair, Panel Discussions on Immunizations, Internet Safety, and Drug Use Awareness

September 13, 2011 — Parents are invited to the “2011 Children and Youth Summit,” a first-of-its-kind event in Orange County that will feature a Resource Fair, talks by child health experts, and panel discussions where parents will hear from experts about topics critical to raising healthy, happy children including practical tips and guidelines.

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SUPERIOR COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS ON THE LEGALITY OF AB 99

State Legislature’s bill by-passed California voters in an attempt to take $1 billion from Children and Families Commissions throughout the state

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno Superior Court heard oral arguments yesterday on the legality of AB 99 in response to the lawsuit filed by the First 5 California county commissions against Governor Jerry Brown. The state Legislature passed AB 99, which circumvents voters and transfers $1 billion of voter-approved Proposition10, tobacco tax revenue, from local health and early education programs for young children to a new state fund that was created to help close the state’s continuing budget gap.

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2011 Children and Youth Summit

Healthy Families, Healthy Futures!

Join Orange County Supervisor Patricia Bates for a morning focused on building healthy families and healthy futures. All parents are invited free of charge. Michael Ruane, executive director of the Children and Families Commission of Orange County will share about helping your children grow up healthy and ready to succeed. Expert panelists will share their ideas and experience on the following topics:

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