Thursday evening Art Pedroza over at Orange Juice Blog posted about his conversation with Supervisor Norby about Janet Nguyens’s inability to live within her means as a Supervisor and his stupid personal attack on Norby while he defended Nguyen.
Norby also had a few interesting comments about Supervisor Nguyen and her staffer dilemma. He agreed with me that this was more to do with how the County CEO, Tom Mauk, set up the budgeting for this employee. Apparently this has caused some concern in the other SupervisorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offices as their employees are questioning why Janet gets to have one more staffer than they do. It is a good question, but Norby said, and I agree, that this is something Mauk needs to work out, since he came up with the scheme in the first place.
Gosh, what a gentleman Supervisor Norby is; giving the new girl a break like that.Ã‚Â Why should Nguyen have to learn what her budget is and how to follow it?Ã‚Â She did what she was told, “like any young woman should do.”
It is really unfair for anyone to expect that Janet, or maybe her Chief of Staff, would know how to read a budget or add up staffing costs; it’s not like Janet ran as a conservative Republican or anything.
My favorite part of Pedroza’a post at the Orange Juice was where he placed his theory of fault in Norby’s mouth.Ã‚Â Art, as usual you were played. If this was a Mauk problem he would not have mentioned it during the Board meeting.
Clearly the announcement by Supervisor Norby was designed and planned to put public pressure on Nguyen to live within her means. This was probably motivated by her stubborn refusal to budge on the issue and desire to continue using HCA funds for her staffing needs.
My guess is that the matter will be resolved by the next meeting, and Mauk like a good soldier will accept responsibility.
It is sad that while Pedroza posted Norby’s responses to his baseless personal attack he did not apologize at all for his remarks.
Here is a link to all of the Janet Nguyen coverage on TheLiberalOC.com.