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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,a 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 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, June 19th

Please, join the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for its upcoming meeting, on Monday, June 19th, 2017 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.


Submit Your Application to Become the Next Civic Councilmember
Do you want to serve on the Ladera Ranch Civic Council?

The Council is seeking applications from civic minded individuals who want to serve our community with a two-year term on the Ladera Ranch Civic Council. Please submit your candidate statement to lrccboard@googlegroups.com by Friday, July 14th, 2017. September elections are planned for three (3) of the seven (7) Council seats.

The Ladera Ranch Civic Council discusses and provides input on: planning and land use, public safety, public works, cityhood, and other municipal related services. The Council meets twice per month on Monday nights.

Qualified applicants must submit a candidate statement, sign an Ethics Statement, which certifies your eligibility and discloses any conflicts of interest. If you would like to submit your candidacy, please click on the link below to access the forms.

Call for Nominations June 2, 2017 (Friday)
Deadline for Candidate Statements (45-60 day prior July 14, 2017 (Friday)
Nomination Committee Meets July 14-16, 2017 (Fri-Sun)
Notify Council of Slate of Candidates (Council Meeting) July 17, 2017 (Monday)
Record Date (7 days prior to election) September 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Meet the Candidates Night (Optional) September 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
Election Dates September 13 – 17 (Tues-Sunday)
Certification of Election Results, Install new Councilmembers September 18, 2017

LRCC Candidate and Ethics Statement

Toll Road Extension Update – Letter from LRCC to TCA – May 31, 2017
The LRCC has sent a letter in opposition to Routes 9 and 18 to Mr. Ed Sachs, Chair of the TCA Board of Directors.

060117_Letter to TCA

Street Repair Update – June 16, 2017
This is the current timeline planned for Ladera Ranch street repairs, subject to change by OC Public Works. Please make sure to abide the signs placed on the streets and do not ask the workers to open the streets early or drive on the wet surfaces, this will damage the new surface. The less time that is given for the slurry to dry, the higher the likelihood that tracks will be left in the street. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cesar Lopez with OC Public Works at 714/474-1565. Please click the link to view the map and timeline.

Street Repair Schedule 06-16-2017

Street Repair Update – Phase 2 to Begin – May 16, 2017
The County of Orange anticipates starting the seal coat project for the remaining streets on the Southside of Ladera on the week of May 30th. Regarding the micro surface project, they plan on starting this work the week of June 5th.

Notice to Residents Ladera Ranch Seal Coat Phase II

Toll Road Extension Update – May 16, 2017
The LRCC would like to thank all of the residents that attended our meeting tonight to hear the presentation by The Toll Roads. We are proud to stand with our concerned residents in opposition to proposed routes #9 and #18, also known as “The Beltway” option. We will continue to share information as it becomes available and encourage everyone to attend the Public Forum, at 5:30pm on June 5th, at Saddleback College.

Here are the presentation and the maps provided from The Toll Roads to the LRCC:

2017 TCA LRCC Presentation

06 – Exhibit No 01 – Ideas 2-18 with Disclosure 01 14 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 02

07 – Exhibit No 02 – Ideas 3, 5, 7 with Disclosure 01

13 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 01

14 – SSOC-TCA Settlement Agreement – Executed 2016 11 10 – AA Sheet 02

Toll Road Extension Update – April 28, 2017
There has been quite a bit of concern over the 241 Toll Road extension and proposed routes. In order to keep the residents of Ladera Ranch informed, the LRCC has been in direct communication with The Toll Roads. If you would like to get involved and make your voice heard, here are some upcoming events to make note of:

Update on Regional Mobility by The Toll Roads
Monday, May 15th, 7pm – Ladera Ranch Civic Council Meeting, LRMS MPR
This presentation will be an update from The Toll Roads, as well as an explanation of the public process.

Get Moving Orange County Public Forum
Monday, June 5th, 5:30-8pm – Saddleback Community College, Room SM 313, Parking Lot 10
For more information, please visit www.getmovingoc.com. GMOC_Forum3_mailerUpdate6

Particular concern has been voiced by the Ladera Ranch residents in regards to proposed Route 9, also known as the Beltway. If you would like to voice your opinion in regards to this route, or any other route, here is the contact information for the CEO, Spokesperson, and the Board of Directors for The Toll Roads:

Michael Kraman, CEO The Toll Roads – mkraman@thetollroads.com
Jeff Corless, Spokesperson/Venture Strategic – jeff@venturestrategic.com

F/ETCA Board of Directors (as of February 2017)
Ed Sachs, Chair – esachs@cityofmissionviejo.com
Christina Shea, Vice Chair – christinashea@cityofirvine.org
Jose Moreno – jmoreno@anaheim.net
Lisa Bartlett – lisa.bartlett@ocgov.com
Todd Spitzer – todd.spitzer@ocgov.com
Shawn Nelson – audra.fishel@ocgov.com
Joe Muller – jmuller@danapoint.org
Scott Voigts – svoigts@lakeforestca.gov
Mark Murphy – councilman@markamurphy.com
Anthony Beall – tbeall@cityofrsm.org
Kathy Ward – wardk@san-clemente.org
Brian Maryott – bmaryott@sanjuancapistrano.org
Sal Tinajero – stinajero@santa-ana.org
Chuck Puckett – cpuckett@tustinca.org
Peggy Huang – phuang@yorba-linda.org
Ryan Chamberlain – 657/328-6000

Proposed Toll Road Map (as of April 13, 2017)

TollRoadProposedRoutesExhibit1-PDF-April13-2017


Chiquita Ridge – Rancho Santa Margarita

Chiquita Ridge RSM

Chiquita Ridge is a 92-acre undeveloped parcel owned by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. It is located along Antonio Parkway south of Canada Vista Park at the southern boundary of the City. The Civic Council spoke with the City on January 24, 2017, and at this point, there are no established plans for development. The City hired a consulting firm to prepare the preliminary traffic, fiscal, and environmental studies, which could result in a variety of potential development options. However, the City Council has not voted to take further action and there is no developer for any potential project.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita Director of Development Services, Cheryl Kuta, is open to answering questions by the public. Please visit www.cityofrsm.org for more details on the status of this project.