Hassle-free Bankrolling

The OC Weekly’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 “OC GOP sugardaddy” 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 sheriff’s sexual-harassment and ethics issues?

No. They spent the money to lease “file storage space” for court records.

Moxley comes up with quite a few questions that do not have any good answers.

But isn’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 Campbell’s district.

Read the entire story here.

  1 comment for “Hassle-free Bankrolling

  1. demmother
    March 31, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    How Interesting.

    Government DOES do something to enrich the wealthy.

    I remember when Cheny said govenrnment had nothing to do with how well he had done financially. Of course, the private sector never met a government contract they wouldn’t snap up and jack up the costs. Guess they feel entitled.

    What happens in DC happens in OC when Republicans are in charge.

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