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 each month, unless a holiday conflicts, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Santa Margarita Water District board room located at 26111 Antonio Pkwy.

Our Next Public Meeting will be
Monday, February 26th

Please, join the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for its upcoming meeting, on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 7pm. LARMAC and LARCS will be providing an update for 2018. We meet in the board room at Santa Margarita Water District. The agenda for the meeting will be posted not less than 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Agenda is available here – LRCC Meeting Packet_January 2018

OCTA Next 10 Delivery Plan 2017-2026 Updated on November 13, 2017 

On November 13, 2017, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) adopted the Updated Next 10 Delivery Plan (Next 10). Original commitments from the 2016 adopted Next 10 Plan remain largely unchanged with the exception of some required refinements due to changes in forecasted revenue assumptions as well as updated project information including cost estimates, schedules and available external funding.


La Pata Update from OC Public Works

OC Public Works Notice – Effective Thursday, December 21, 2017 – OCPW will transition SOUTHBOUND drivers onto newly-completed lanes between Gateway Place and approximately 1,100 feet north of Stallion Ridge. So there will still be two southbound lanes, yet they will be moved slightly toward the east side of the road onto new lanes.

La Pata.Notification3.Traffic Lane Transition on 12-20-17


Ladera Ranch Road Striping and Stenciling Update

OC Public Works Notice – Crews will be performing striping and stenciling on nearly all the public roads in Ladera Ranch from November 27th through December 8th. This will be done during nighttime hours (10pm – 5am) and no impact to residents is anticipated.


Holiday Lights Reminder from OC Public Works

The holiday season is almost here! And with safety as our top priority, here’s a friendly reminder for unincorporated county areas.

We are reminding residents in the unincorporated areas of Orange County about the need to obtain an “encroachment” permit if you plan to stretch holiday displays over public roads, sidewalks, parkways and public light poles (NOTE: a permit is not required for displays fully contained on private property).
The County also offers the option for a Home Owner Association (HOA) to obtain one permit that covers multiple residents in its community who are interested in such holiday displays.

Visit here for more details and for information on how to obtain a permit:

10-18-17 – Letter to Residents-HOAs.County Holiday Decoration Safety_FIN…


Roundabout Safety

Taken from the Department of Motor Vehicles’ California Driver Handbook

When you approach a roundabout:

  • Slow down as you approach the intersection. 
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the roadway. 
  • Watch for signs and pavement markings that guide you or prohibit certain movements. 
  • Enter the roundabout when there is a big enough gap in traffic. 
  • Drive in a counterclockwise direction. DO NOT STOP or pass other vehicles. 
  • Use your turn signals when you change lanes or exit the roundabout. 
  • If you miss your exit, continue around until you return to your exit.

Additional information and videos can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/roundabouts/



South Orange County Disaster Preparedness Expo 2017

OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, OC Sheriff’s Department, OC Fire Authority, and the City of Mission Viejo invite you to the 2017 South Orange County Disaster Preparedness Expo on Saturday, October 21, from 9am-12pm.




LRCC Elects New Officers and Reorganizes Board for Upcoming Year

Margaret Novak, Amir Arbabi, Gary Kephart, Stephanie Ramsey, Joe Brenneman, Mike Ellzey, Jett McCormick

Elections have concluded and the LRCC is proud to welcome Joe Brenneman (elected) and Margaret Novak (appointed) to the board, as well as Gary Kephart (reelected) will be continuing his service. The 2017-2018 Board consists of:  Stephanie Ramsey – Chair, Gary Kephart – Vice Chairman, Amir Arbabi – Treasurer, Mike Ellzey – Councilmember, Jett McCormick – Councilmember, Joe Brenneman – Councilmember, and Margaret Novak – Councilmember.  In addition to the Board of Directors, Carlo Tomaino serves as Administrator and Scott Weisgerber manages the LRCC website and email blasts.


OCTA Designing Tomorrow – Long Range Transportation Survey

Help OCTA plan for the future of transportation by taking this quick survey.



The Civic Council is generously supported by: