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 Parkway.

Our Next Public Meeting will be
Monday, September 17th

Please, join the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for its upcoming meeting, on Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 7pm. 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_Agenda_July_2018


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!

LRCC Seeking Candidates – Interest Forms Due by August 31st

Want to get involved with the LRCC? We have four of our seven seats up for re-election this year (two-year terms) and we are looking for Ladera Ranch residents that are passionate about making a difference in our community. If you are interested, please fill out the Candidate and Ethics Statements and send them to Council@LRCivicCouncil.org by 5pm on August 31, 2018.

LRCC Candidate and Ethics Statement


National Night Out and Safety Event – Tuesday, August 7th

The Ladera Ranch National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7th.. Join us at Founder’s Park in the evening to mingle with our local first responders. The Teen Leadership Council is also sponsoring a Blood Drive tomorrow and the are still spots available to sign up on the American Red Cross website, code LaderaRanch.

This event features “Duke” OC Sheriff’s Department Search & Rescue Helicopter landing at about 6:00 p.m. When the sun goes down, turn on your front porch light or garage side lights to send a message to criminals that Ladera Ranch neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Activities to include: Air Brush Tattoos, Balloon Artist, Crafts, Food & Concessions for purchase.

Participants to include: California Highway Patrol, Orange County Fire Authority, OC Sheriff’s Department, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, CHOC Hospital, Mission Hospital, Neighborhood Watch.


Oso Parkway Bridge Project

Orange County Public Works has announced details regarding the Oso Parkway Bridge Project, which will cross over Los Patrones Parkway. Please view the linked information for more details.

Oso Parkway Bridge Project website

Oso Parkway Bridge Project pdf


LRCC Honored by LARCS

LARCS recently awarded the LRCC the 2018 Adult Volunteer Group Award, which was presented at the Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Ladera Ranch Water Park. The Council was honored to receive the accolades and are proud to be appreciated by our community for our efforts. Councilmembers Amir Arbabi, Gary Kephart, Stephanie Ramsey, and Joe Brenneman were in attendance to accept the award. Thank you LARCS!



Annual Public Safety Meeting – April 16, 2018

Thank you very much to everyone that attended and presented at the LRCC Annual Public Safety Meeting. The agenda included important safety updates from: Superintendent Kirsten Vital and Executive Director of Safety & Student Services Mike Beekman of Capistrano USD; Officer Miles of the California Highway Patrol; Lt. Mark Gonzales of the OC Sheriff’s Department; and Ladera Ranch Neighborhood Watch Program Leader Jennifer Powers.

Brownie Troop 4393 started our meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance and asking some questions about local government and about their school, which Superintendent Vital graciously answered. These ambitious young Girl Scouts recently raised funds to purchase jump ropes for their school. Congratulations ladies on your achievement.


In addition to the residents that attended, there was representation from LARMAC and LARCS, the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce, Victor Cao from 5th District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s office, Anne Figueroa from Assemblyman Bill Brough’s office, Congressional Candidate Diane Harkey, and Jim Leach from SMWD.

The next Public Meeting will be held on May 21st and we look forward to hearing from our residents.

Capo USD’s School Safety Presentation can be viewed here: CUSD School Safety Summary 2018


Barrels & Birdies Ribbon Cutting – April 14, 2018

On Saturday, April 14th, Barrels & Birdies celebrated their Grand Opening in the Mercantile West center. The LRCC was proud to partner with the Ladera Rancho Chamber of Commerce and be a part of the Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Best of luck to this new Ladera Ranch business which features the latest surf and golf apparel for men and boys.




La Pata Update from OC Public Works – April 2, 2018

On Monday, April 2, OC Public Works will resume paving activities along Avenida La Pata. The new roadway will be restriped once the paving work is complete. The anticipated construction schedule is April 2 – 11. Please note that the working hours will remain 7 a.m. – dusk. Weekend work may be required on Saturday, April 7. The paving work will require temporary lane closures, but one lane in each direction will remain open at all times. OC Public Works will have flag personnel present as a traffic control measure.

La Pata.Notification7.CAP Paving on 4-2-18_FINAL


OCTA Taxpayer Oversight Committee Applications Due May 1, 2018

Each year, as terms of various members expire, a recruitment process is conducted to fill vacant positions on the Taxpayer Oversight Committee. Recruitment is currently taking place for openings in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Supervisorial Districts. Applications will be accepted March 1, 2018 through May 1, 2018.



OCSD Crime Update

Lt. Mark Gonzales from the OC Sheriff’s Department attended the March LRCC Public Meeting and discussed the impact of crime in our community. In February 2018, 21 incidents of Part 1 crime (burglary, grand theft, petty theft…) were reported compared to 20 such incidents that were reported in February 2017. Lt. Gonzales said that cars and garages being unlocked, open, and accessible are helping criminals target our community. He has provided the guidelines below on how to keep your home safer and less of a target for crimes of opportunity.

SMWD Trampas Canyon Recycled Water Reservoir 

Recent articles on the Trampas Canyon Reservoir can be found here – https://www.acwa.com/news/santa-margarita-water-district-breaks-ground-new-recycled-water-reservoir/




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