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: planning 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 Oak Knoll Clubhouse located at 28192 O’Neill Drive, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Our Next Public Meeting will be
Monday, September 16, 2019.
Please, join the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for its upcoming meeting, on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7pm. We meet at the Oak Knoll Clubhouse. The agenda for the meeting will be posted not less than 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Residents can view the agenda here.
LRCC Elections 2019
Voting is now open! Please CLICK HERE to cast your vote before Friday, September 6th.
Thinking of getting involved in local government? The Ladera Ranch Civic Council will hold its annual elections this month. Interested residents must complete the Candidate and Ethics Statement to be included on the ballot. Additional dates and deadlines are below:
Friday August 16th: Candidate Statements Due
Tuesday August 20th: Voting Opens
Friday September 6th: Voting Closes
Saturday September 7 through Sunday September 8: Ballots Counted and Validated
Monday September 16th: Election Meeting
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 Pledge here and distribute them amongst their neighbors.
For more information on the program, visit the Ladera Ranch Civic Council Facebook page.
Notice of Public Hearing: Ortega Hwy Widening Project
Maintenance Scheduled on Crown Valley Parkway, June 10-August 1.
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)
O’Neill/Roanoke Traffic Investigation Results
The Orange County Public Works department has issued the results of their investigation at the intersection of O’Neill and Roanoke. This report will be presented at our January 28, 2019 Public Meeting. To read the report in its entirety, click this link: ICE_20190106
Westar Associates Wants to Hear from You!
Attention Ladera Ranch Community and Neighbors! Westar Associates wants to hear from you! Please fill out the survey in the link below and let us know what businesses you would like to see open in Ladera Ranch. All suggestions will be forwarded DIRECTLY to the Leasing Team for all four shopping centers in Ladera. Community feedback is important to us, so please share this survey with your local friends, family, and neighbors. Also, don’t forget to follow Shop & Dine Ladera Ranch on Instagram and Facebook for all shopping center updates, new business announcements, promotions, events, and more!
Roots & Wings Year In Review 2018
The Fall 2018 edition of Roots & Wings will be in your mailbox soon. Check out the article on the LRCC’s year in review and bonus video content.
Construction Scheduled on Antonio Parkway and Residential Streets within Ladera Ranch – November 13, 2018 – January 18, 2019
OC Public Works will grind and resurface arterial, local, and residential streets within the Ladera Ranch area of unincorporated Orange County from November 13, 2018 – January 18, 2019. Access to residences and businesses may be limited during working hours, depending on the location of the work.
Anticipated Construction Duration
November 13, 2018 – January 18, 2019
Monday – Friday
Arterial Streets: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Local Streets: 7 am – 4 pm
The construction schedule is tentative and subject to change due to weather and other factors.
What to Expect
Construction activity will include grinding and paving on the following streets:
Antonio Parkway from Rancho Santa Margarita city limits to south of Covenant Hills Drive
Flintridge Avenue from Tisbury Way north to the end of the street
An additional notice will be provided 72 hours prior to work via door hangers and “No Parking” signs.
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 Election Results
The votes are in! The LRCC welcomed three brand new councilmembers and one incumbent as part of the 2018-19 Council.
(L-R) Ed Gow, Secretary Heather Redd, Treasurer Margaret Novak, Chair Stephanie Ramsey, Vice Chair Joe Brenneman, Chenin Boutwell, Gary Kephart, Council Administrator Carlo Tomaino
LRCC Meets with SDG&E Regarding Rate Increases
The LRCC was recently invited to a meeting with representatives from Senator Pat Bates’ office, Assemblyman Bill Brough’s office, the City of Mission Viejo, and SDG&E to ask questions regarding the recent steep increases in residents’ electric bills. We made the request for information as to why SDG&E is significantly higher than Southern California Edison and what changes can be made, both long and short term, to provide some financial relief. Feedback can be sent directly to the Public Utilities Commission, please visit https://appsssl.cpuc.ca.gov/cpucapplication/. Please click on the links below for the information provided by SDG&E to the LRCC. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.
The Civic Council is generously supported by: