OC Supervisors Approve Deputies Contract

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to ratify the contract agreement with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. 
Members of the Board of Supervisors cast the following votes:

Chair of the Board, Janet Nguyen, First District                         Yes
Supervisor John Moorlach, Second District                               No
Vice-Chair of the Board, Bill Campbell, Third District                 Yes
Supervisor – Fourth District (Vacant)                               
Supervisor Pat Bates, Fifth District                                          Yes

Why am I not surprized that Moorlach voted no?

The Register’s Jennifer Muir reported yesterday:

The deal marks a compromise reached after six months of negotiations, as declining tax revenue and climbing retirement costs continue straining county coffers.

Supervisors got some pension reforms and no raises for deputies. The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs got the county to agree to pay more toward their health care costs.

If the county had forced further reforms, it wouldn’t have gotten any pension changes at all, Supervisor Bill Campbell said.

“Politics is the art of the possible,” he said. “There were certainly things I wanted out of this negotiation that I didn’t get. I certainly got things, too.”

In all, county staffers say the new deal should save the county $4.5 million over three years.

Click Here for the rest of Muir’s report.