Pulled Directly from Total Buzz
June 3, 2008 by PEGGY LOWE
Frank Eley, the president of the Orange County Employees Union but speaking as a member of the OC Employees Retirement System Board of Directors, accused the board of dumping Lightvoet mid-term because he opposes the board’s lawsuit attempting to cut the deputies retroactive pension benefits.Â Eley said that the abrupt termination is being done since the board opted to sue OCERS in its legal moveÂ to cut the pensions.
“This smacks of petty infighting and bruised egos,” Eley said.
The county’s two union bosses, Wayne Quint and Nick Berardino, also opposed the move and asked the board to postpone a vote.
At the urging of Supe Bill Campbell, the supes did just that, postponing a vote until June 24. Seems there’s what they are calling a difference of opinion on just when Lightvoet’s term is complete OCERs says it’s not done until December 2010.
In defending the move, Moorlach said he had been friends with Lightvoet for 25 years, but that he believes a “business relationship” LightvoetÂ has with the Association of Orange County Deputies is a conflict of interest. Lightvoet’s support from the unions, Moorlach said, “seems to make an interesting statement.”
“I have a concern about whether we are being properly represetned and whether there’s a conflict of interest,” Moorlach said.
So John, what’s the matter? you can’t get the Retirement Board to roll over so you replace them. Looks to me like You’re taking a page from Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” play book. Calling you a horses a** and spoiled brat would be too kind.