Norberto Santana, Jr. reported on the Voice of OC Monday evening the news thatÂ Supervisor John Moorlach’s former chief of staff Mario Mainero is back in Orange County’s employ. From Norberto’s story:
Mainero, a former chief of staff to Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, established the controversial position — which the county ended up taking in a lawsuit — that the retroactive portion of pension enhancements are unconstitutional.Â
Mainero, now a professor at Chapman University Law School, will advise County CEO Tom Mauk as the county prepares for it’s upcoming appeal of a 2009 decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw out the case.
“He helped craft that case,” Mauk said. “I want to use him to advise me on how best to advise the board on the appeal.”
Unfazed by criticism of Mainero, Â Mauk told Santana:Â
“All the advice he gave me was very sound, and very thoughtful,” Mauk said.
How many times does a judge need to tell Mauk, and the County, that Mainero’s advice was neither sound or thoughtful?
Here is the link to the complete story over at Voice of OC.