Funding The Future Of Orange County's Infrastructure

Infrastructure Congress to Suggest Solutions to Help Finance Schools, Parks, Roads and Water Treatment Systems

EVENT: Infrastructure Congress
DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
TIME: 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: UC Irvine Student Center, Emerald Bay B,C, D & E
COST: $15. For reservations, call 949-824-4757

BACKGROUND:   The Infrastructure Congress is a half-day program designed to educate Orange County's civic leaders and citizens about new ways to pay for the county's infrastructure. Speakers, including Assemblyman Keith S. Richman (Granada Hills) and Orange County Supervisor Bill Campell, will offer funding alternatives, including a possible amendment to the California Constitution.

The meeting is a follow-up to the Infrastructure Report Card, released October 2002, which gave Orange County's infrastructure an average grade of C and also graded: aviation (C+); parks, recreation and environment (C); schools (D+); solid waste (B); transportation (C); urban runoff/flood control (D); water (B); and wastewater (C+). More information about the Report Card can be found at

The Infrastructure Congress is organized by the UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Civil and Environmental Affiliates, an engineering support group. Other participants include the Orange County and Los Angeles chapters of the American Society for Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association, the UCI Urban Water Research Center and the California Rebuild America Coalition.