Countywide : Community Groups to Meet on Bankruptcy

Members of Orange County’s 2,700 homeowner and condominium associations will discuss the impact of the county financial crisis with Supervisor Marian Bergeson and other government officials at a luncheon next week in Newport Beach.

The local chapter of the Community Associations Institute organized the meeting as a way of addressing fears the bankruptcy might force cutbacks in police patrols and other services.

“I don’t think there is a lot of understanding in the community about how long the recovery is going to take and what the full impact will be,” said Jonathan Woolf-Willis, program moderator.

Residents of condominiums and private communities also have expressed concerns about how the bankruptcy will affect libraries, parks and beaches, Woolf-Willis said.


They also want to know if new county taxes and service fees are planned, he said.

Bergeson will be joined by representatives from the Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County Fire Authority, and Seal Beach Councilman George Brown is scheduled to discuss Leisure World’s recent purchase of a county library.

The event will take place Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newport Beach. Information: (714) 380-7360.