2016 Public-Private Partnership Nominees
Anaheim Fire and Rescue: Community Care Response Unit
Community Care Response Unit (CCRU), a public private partnership between Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Kaiser Permanente Orange County, Metro Net Communications Center with medical supervisor from Dr. Gary Smith to respond to low level, non-urgent medical requests with an ambulance staffed by a certified Nurse Practitioner and an Anaheim Fire Captain/Paramedic while releasing the more diverse Advanced Life Support (ALS) engines/trucks back out into the field to for higher acuity calls, fires, and rescues.
Anaheim Union High School District: Loara High School Union Bank Branch
Union Bank Partnered with Anaheim Union School District and opened a student-run high school bank branch of about 12 students that would serve as a financial education catalyst for the student-bankers, the student body and faculty, and the student’s parents to jump start good financial behaviors, such as savings and planning, and actionable ways to reduce avoidable debt.
CalOptima: Community Network
CalOptima relies on strong relationships with network and community based organization partners to provide a safety net for the vulnerable residents in Orange County such as uninsured low-income families and elderly population. CalOptima brings more than $3.4billion annually into the local health industry by allocating 96 cents of every revenue dollar to pay private-sector providers for member care.
OC Community Resources: Goodwill Program
In March 2016, the Orange County Veterans Service Office, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, implemented the Government Spreading Goodwill Program. This no cost program connects veterans in need of employment services with Goodwill Employment Specialists assigned to operate out of the Orange County VSO. Allowing veterans an opportunity to improve their employment skills and enhance career opportunities in order to increase job prospects or to improve employment outlook.
City of Fullerton: FilmLA
The City of Fullerton partnered with FilmL.A. to streamline the City’s current practices by providing filmmakers and studios services that include: production planning and consulting; film permit and contract coordination; fee consolidation; collection and payment; on location film site monitoring and neighborhood notification and problem solving.
City of Garden Grove: Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge Southern California (GWL) is the result of a very successful public private Partnership between the Garden Grove Agency for Community Development (RDA) and McWhinney. Opened in February 2016, the GWL is a 603 room, luxury suite hotel, with an adjacent 105,000 square feet indoor/outdoor water park, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and a1,000 car parking structure. GWL is the first indoor/outdoor water park resort in an urban community in California.
City of Irvine: Community Ice Facility
In February 2016, the Irvine City Council approved a more than $35 million public-private partnership with the Irvine Ice Foundation (Anaheim Ducks affiliate) that will be one of the most impressive state-of-the-art public ice rinks in America.
Irvine Ranch Water District: Energy Storage Project
The Energy Storage Project is a project involving a public private partnership between clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Irvine Ranch Water District to install the largest network of energy storage systems at a public water agency in the United States. The cutting edge strategic energy management initiative will address one of the great environmental challenges facing California and the water industry today, the water energy nexus.
City of Mission Viejo: Advanced Purified Water Treatment Facility
The Santa Margarita Water District, City of Mission Viejo and Lake Mission Viejo Association (LMVA) formed a strong private public partnership for the project and its innovative funding program. The facility will take highly treated “wastewater” and produce purified water for direct use in Lake Mission Viejo providing the first fully sustainable man-made lake in California.
Transportation Corridor Agencies: Rental Toll Program
The Transportation Corridor Agencies worked with Highway Toll Administration, American Traffic Solutions and Enterprise Rental Car to develop a solution that enables tolls to be conveniently charged directly to rental car drivers through their rental agreement. This program is focused on improving the experience of the Orange County visitor as well as residents that would otherwise incur a toll evasion.
City of Tustin: Tustin Veterans Outpost
In an effort to honor and respond to the needs of Veterans, the City of Tustin and the Orange County Rescue Mission (“OCRM”) started major Veterans’ initiatives in 2014. Tustin Veterans Outpost is to help homeless Veterans obtain self-sufficiency and return to productive civilian life that includes sustainable employment, permanent housing, and mental/physical stability.
Rancho Mission Viejo: Avenida La Pata
The Avenida La Pata 4 Mile Roadway Gap Closure and Regional Mobility Project completes the Master Plan of Arterial Highway planned improvements for Avenida La Pata (with the extension of Camino Del Rio). This 4 miles of roadway gap closure and widening reduces congestion and improves regional mobility in South Orange County by providing a north-south alternative to Interstate 5.