Chris Prevatt

Republicans, tax breaks, and yachts

  Schwarzenegger kills a $55-million initiative that helps the mentally ill, then signs the budget. Counties and cities can fund it, an aide says. On Friday Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 7-week delayed State budget.  Before he signed it he did live up to his promise to slice $700 million demanded by Republican legislators to eliminate…

Janet Nguyen Needs More Information!

It seems that whenever Supervisor Janet Nguyen doesn’t want to make a tough decision, she usually falls back on her old standard response “I don’t have enough information before me right now to have a clear position…” H/T again to Martin Wisckol over at Total Buzz. Nguyen on Street: Need more info August 23rd, 2007 “At this…

Moorlach kicks Street; to the street.

Today, Supervisor John Moorlach surprised even me.  He called on his hand picked successor Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss Street to resign, effective immediately. H/t to Total Buzz, here is Moorlach’s Statement: Generally at all times, but particularly in light of Orange County’s experience, the Treasurer of this County must be above reproach, candid with the Supervisors,…

Time to Cage Street

Despite the Treasurer’s blithe dismissal of the allegations and their impact upon his office, it is imperative that the Board of Supervisors take immediate and decisive action in the matter, if it is to minimize the charges that the Board “fiddled while Rome burned.”  Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino in a letter…

Deal? No Deal!

It seems that Republican MINORITY Leader Dick Ackerman cannot negotiate for his caucus on the state budget, now over due by by 52 days. Earlier today, Senator Dick Ackerman indicated that there was a tentative agreement on the budget. Brian Joseph reported in the Orange County Register Irvine Senator announces tentative budget deal.  Joseph lead…

Harald Martin: Kiss the fool goodbye!

I’m not sure ;), but I think Harald Martin should begin packing.  It looks like the effort to gather enough signatures to remove this fool from the Anaheim Union High School District Board has succeded. H/T to Claudio over at Orange Juice who has the story: Signatures Turned In! The effort to overturn the appointment of…

13th Annual Truman Awards Dinner

This came in today from Frank Barbaro, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County.  The Reps had Rudy, the Dems have John.  I think we got the better speaker. Dear Democrats, The Democratic Party of Orange County’s thirteenth annual Harry S Truman Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, October 19th at the Disneyland…