WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been reading about this ridiculous $400,000 contract that Sheriff Mike Carona has been peddling to the Board of Supervisors since June, and the final decision will more than likely be made on Tuesday. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a contract with Scott P. Bryant and Associates to keep up a decade-long series of yearly public opinion polls about the SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office.
This survey asks things like: how important is it for the Sheriff to investigate murder and rape cases? Duh?!?
Supervisor Chris Norby has stood firmly on questioning the Sheriff, and ultimately the Board deadlocked on the funding: Norby and Correa voted against, and Wilson and Silva voting for. Bill Campbell was absent and will cast the deciding vote on Tuesday, August 1st.
That means that we have a couple of days to inundate the BoardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices with our opinions. Let them know that are against real wasteful government spending: this survey asks the public how quickly they would like their 911 calls answered!
I am going to also write to my Supervisor and let him know that he should stand up to the bully sheriff. Carona strong-arms when he wants to get his way; we saw it when he assaulted a television cameraman back in May. And Carona is afraid he wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get what he wants here, because heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s out there getting ugly again (from an OC Register editorial):
Ã¢â‚¬ÂThe silly part about this is we spent more staff time trying to educate Mr. Norby, and clearly, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s incapable of being educated,Ã¢â‚¬Â Sheriff Carona told a Register reporter.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The only waste of taxpayer dollars is the time that we have had to listen to Norby debate this.Ã¢â‚¬Â
1st District: Lou Correa
2nd District: Jim Silva
3rd District: Bill Campbell
Phone: (714) 834-3330
Fax: (714) 834-2786
4th District: Chris Norby
5th District: Thomas Wilson