Monthly Archives: June 2010

What Blog War?

  Art Pedroza has declared an end to the Orange County blogs wars and made himself a martyr to the cause.  While it’s all great theater, it’s a song many of us have heard before.  There isn’t a blogwar with the Orange Juice and Art, but there is the matter of a pending lawsuit.  And…

Sanchez: “I’m siding with Orange County families not Wall St. firms”

“As we rebuild Orange County’s economy, we must put in place common-sense rules to ensure Wall Street and the Big Banks never again gamble with our money and our future,” said Rep. Sanchez. “Wall Street firms may be bouncing back, but Californians continue to suffer from the consequences of their actions. This bill is about whose side you’re on, and I’m on the side of working families.”

Rep John Bohner UNPLUGGED and UNHINGED

House GOP Minority Leader John Bohner spoke recently with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Editorial Board and laid out the GOP case for why they should not get control of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections.  From comparing the financial crisis affecting America to an ant, to calling for the increase of the Social Security retirement…

Irvine Approves New City Budget

This came in from Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang this morning.  It’s a responsible budget that draws on the city’s rainy day fund while holding costs down and not cutting city services – an enviable position compared to many other cities in California. From the Mayor: “I’m pleased to announce that the City Council has adopted…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez calls on state to release Orange County’s fair share of forclosure-prevention funds

“One of the saddest consequences of the recession has been the foreclosure crisis, which continues to affect the entire Orange County community,” said Rep. Sanchez. “The California Housing Financing Agency needs to hear how badly we’re hurting before it decides how to distribute millions in federal funding. I hope this letter will get Orange County families their fair share.”

Supervisors approve 2010-2011 county budget

The new budget includes 36 fewer employee positions than in FY 09-10, continuing a trend that has resulted in a decrease of more than 1,000 County employee positions since FY 07-08. In recognition of the impact of the continuing economic downturn on the County, the Board of Supervisors also extended through December 16, 2010 a resolution authorizing elected officials to contribute five percent of their salary to the County and extended a 5% pay reduction for County executive managers.