Chris Prevatt

Failure of Contracting Out Public Services

Here is an example of one of the many reasons why the idea of contracting out County jobs is a bad idea.  O.C. transit officials rethink contract for troubled Access paratransit program I hope OC Supervisor Moorlach reads this story; maybe it will influence his belief that if you can find the service in the…

Orange County Executive Officer Leaving

I just came from the OCEA Leadership Conference in Anaheim today. Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris Norby was our last speaker of the day and he confirmed that County Executive Officer Thomas Mauk is leaving Orange County for Los Angeles County.  The news will hit the papers tomorrow (OC Register.com) (LATIMES.com), but I wanted to give…

Alvarez Endorses Umberg

From the Umberg/Alvarez Press Conference Thursday morning. SANTA ANA – Longtime Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez announced today that she has decided to formally endorse former State Assemblyman Tom Umberg’s campaign for County Supervisor. Umberg is on the ballot for the February 6 special election to fill the open vacancy in central Orange County’s 1st…

Design Flaws

As you may have noticed, Mike Lawson has been working on a redesign if The Liberal OC site. He ran into a few problems due to the failure of the newest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 to display the site as intended (it was a mess). While Mike works on solving these technical glitches,…

Presidental Campaign Announcements

United States Senators Edwards, Obama, and Clinton have announced their campaigns for President in 2008 over the past few weeks.  They have joined Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Congressman Dennis Kucinich in the quest for the Democratic Party nomination. Senator Joe Biden has indicated that he will also soon join the race. In addition, the Los…

Southern Strategy 2.0

The Republican Party is up to their same old tricks of sending out hate mail to attack anyone who supports civil rights for LGBT Americans. Whether or not people support Tom Umberg for Supervisor, this hateful piece of mail once again tries to strike fear in the hearts and minds of Republican voters that the…

Umberg Residency: The final chapter!

The debate has been raging for a few weeks now. It has been heated, emotional, and personal. Everyone, at least in the blogosphere, wants to know; does Tom Umberg live in the 1st Supervisorial District? Throughout this debate I’ve been wondering, if this is really a valid issue, why hasn’t anyone sued. Heck, they did…