Dan Chmielewski

County Pension Reform Legislation Moves Out of Committee

Senate Bill SB752 was heard this morning in the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The legislation will enable a second-tier pension option for new and existing Orange County employees that was negotiated as part of the new contract agreements for county workers represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association. The option is expected…

The Sheriff’s Race and Confusion over Concealed Weapons Permits

Bill Hunt has entered the race for Sheriff against current OC sheriff Sandra Hutchens.  Hunt seems to be making an issue over the politicization of the issuance of concealed weapons permits (CCWs).  The corrupt, disgraced, former sheriff, convicted felon Mike Carona (who’s going to the big house later this month) used to issue CCWs to reward political…

State of the Great Park Address this Thursday

I plan on going!  See you there. 2009 STATE OF THE GREAT PARK ADDRESS When: Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:00 AM Where: Irvine City Hall (corner of Harvard and Alton) Light reception at 10:00 AM, presentation at 11:00 AM. For those who can not attend, the presentation will be telecast on Channel 30 and streaming…

Bill O’Reilly’s Head Nearly Explodes; Uses Senator Al Franken to Hype “Culture Warrior” Book

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGkIv7qOH-A[/youtube] Bill O’Reilly, back from vacation, calls Senator Al Franken, “a blatently dishonest individual…who trafficked in hate….” Then uses the Franken story to promote O’Reilly’s book “Culture Warrior.”  Of course, when O’Reilly reports on blatently dishonest people who traffic in hate, he speaks from experience. We at TheLiberalOC.com congratulate Senator Al Franken on his swearing…

Fourth Supes Race Getting Crowded – but it’s early

The Orange County Fourth District Supervisor race to replace termed out Supervisor Chris Norby has gotten a bit more crowded over the past week. Already in for the past month or so were Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, and Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson. Last week, Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway announced to Red County blogger Matt…