OC Register — Air at county building is safe, tests show
In the news this morning we have the OC Register reporting that the County says that tests they conducted on the air in the Social Services Agency building at 840 N. Eckhoff Street in Orange show no contamination is present. The Agency conducted tests March 4th and distributed a memo to workers Wednesday attesting to the air safety. “The building can be occupied by employees for regular use without restrictions,” wrote Michael Riley, the agency’s director.
“I really hope that the county is right and that it’s safe for employees to be at the Eckhoff building,” said Jennifer Muir, an OCEA spokeswoman, on Wednesday. “Unfortunately, given the county’s attitude to employee concerns leading up to the point, employees don’t have a whole lot of confidence in what the county is telling them.” Read more.
Chris Emami tells a fascinating story of the last minute antics of current Orange County Board of Education member Long Pham as the deadline for candidacy arrived at 5:00 pm Wednesday. Emami describes in detail a scene that has to be read to be appreciated. What I can say is I wish I could have been there to see it. Read More.
Voice of OC — Controversial Great Park Contract on Chopping Block
Adam Elmahrek reports that the Orange County Great Park’s no-bid, $100,000 per-month public relations contract with Forde & Mollrich – which has been a prime target of critics of the park’s leadership over the years – could be slashed in half if park directors adopt the Great Park’s proposed budget at Thursday morning’s board meeting. Read More.