The OC WeeklyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s R. Scott Moxley has a piece in their paper this week about the Republican-dominated Orange County Board of Supervisors approving a $61,000 a month contract to an Ã¢â‚¬Å“OC GOP sugardaddyÃ¢â‚¬Â without analysis or putting the contract out for a bid:
So what would cause supervisors to spend a massive sum of money without pausing for a single comment, question or explanation? Sensitive homeland-security equipment? A vital new road? Additional teams of private lawyers to handle our frisky sheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sexual-harassment and ethics issues?
No. They spent the money to lease Ã¢â‚¬Å“file storage spaceÃ¢â‚¬Â for court records.
Moxley comes up with quite a few questions that do not have any good answers.
But isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the lease practical because the new storage space is in close proximity to court administrators based in Santa Ana?
Sorry, no. The supervisors ignored more than a dozen nearby properties and instead chose a building 8.2 miles away in CampbellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s district.
Read the entire story here.