The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is the precursor to a local incorporated government that provides input to the Orange County governing boards as the Ladera Ranch civic representation. The purpose of the Council is to encourage and gather public comment on a range of topics which may affect the community and represent the interests of Ladera Ranch residents as their Council. Meetings discuss and provide input on: p
lanning and land use, public safety, public works, and other municipal related services. The Council consists of seven elected council members.

The Council meets the third Monday of every other month, unless a holiday conflicts, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Oak Knoll Clubhouse located at 28192 O’Neill Drive, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

Virtual Public Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Meeting Details:

Entry into the meeting requires pre-registration.  Please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdumhrjwjE9D5UmMyuDpRLjx7gMzbIPQM in advance of the meeting to register and enter any comments/public discussion items.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department Update
  • California Highway Patrol Update
  • Area Economic Development Updates
  • Traffic/e-Bike/Pedestrian Safety Forum/Discussion

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Election Results Certified

Joe Brenneman (Chair) – term runs through September 2021
Ed Gow (Vice Chair) – term runs through September 2022
J Ocana (Treasurer) – term runs through September 2022
Matthew Bottomly (Secretary) – term runs through September 2022
Rosemary Scott – term runs through September 2021
Justin Finch – term runs through September 2021
Adam Henningsen – term runs through September 2022

OCPW Provides Results to Benjamin Parkway Traffic Study

Residents of Ladera Ranch are asked to provide feedback on the Benjamin Parkway traffic study. The study can be viewed here.  Please submit all feedback to council@lrciviccouncil.org before April 24, 2020.

COVID-19 Resources

As Ladera Ranch residents grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has compiled some resources for our residents. Please be mindful that all LRCC and LARMAC events and activities have been postponed. The Center for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health has recommended that all residents practice social distancing and that residents over 65 self-quarantine.


CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

The State of California

California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

Orange County


Vice-Chair Heather Redd is Principal for a Day

Our very own Vice-Chair Heather Redd had the pleasure of serving as Principal for the Day at Ladera Ranch Elementary School. Special thanks to Capistrano Unified School District for inviting the Council to participate and to the staff and students at LRES.

Civic Council Appoints newest member

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is pleased to welcome its newest member, Justin Finch. Justin is currently the chair of the Local Governance Committee. 

Justin is the Water Use Efficiency Analyst for Mesa Water District where he administers water use efficiency programs and services. Justin leads coordination efforts with other government agencies and establishes working relationships with local businesses, property managers, and homeowners.  Justin is also currently the Vice-Chair of the California Water Efficiency Partnership, a state-wide organization focused on water efficiency policy, programs, and research. Justin graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies, and California Polytechnic State University with a Master of Public Policy degree.  He is also certified as a Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, Certified Landscape Water Manager, and a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper. 

Justin lives in Oak Knoll with his wife and two daughters. You’ll catch the Finch Family around town enjoying Ladera Ranch’s many walking trails and parks.

LRCC & Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce announce the “SLOW your roll” campaign

In light of recent tragic events in Ladera Ranch, the Civic Council and Chamber of Commerce have developed a public safety campaign, called “SLOW your roll.”  This campaign encourages Ladera Ranch drivers and children to Stop, Look, Obey and Wave, while they drive, bike and walk throughout the community.

Coupled with the campaign, is the Ladera Play It Safe Pledge. Drivers who sign the Pledge promise to obey speed limits and posted signs, to avoid distractions, such as cell phones, and to use caution when backing out of driveways and when entering and exiting communities. Children who sign the Pledge promise to wear a helmet while riding bikes, skateboards and scooters. Children also pledge to cross the street safely at marked crosswalks and to choose safe places to play, such as neighborhood parks. Residents are encouraged to download copies of the Play It Safe Pledge and distribute them amongst their neighbors.

For more information on the program, visit the Ladera Ranch Civic Council Facebook page.

LRCC Unanimously Recommends Against Traffic Signal at O’Neill and Roanoke Intersection

At its January public meeting, the Council voted unanimously to support the County’s “Do Nothing” option at the intersection of Roanoke and O’Neill Parkway. After hearing from residents and receiving the County’s presentation, the Council determined that no changes were needed at this intersection.

To read the Council’s official recommendation, visit this link: 02.06.19_LRCC Letter to Wei Zhu_County (Roanoake & O’Neill)

Support the Ladera Ranch Civic Council

Did you know that the LRCC is funded entirely on donations? For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help support the efforts of the all-volunteer Council. The LRCC budget includes items such as liability insurance, our mailbox, office supplies, and other items. Please help support us today by clicking on the PayPal link and making a donation. Thank you!