We’re still only hearing crickets from the Orange County Register, but Voice of OC reports today that the County Counsel’s office has sent a letter to Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman demanding that he either turn in the final report or issue a refund of the $24,000 that he has already been paid.
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On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors was poised to hire a new CEO. The Board’s dance on the issue reminds us of the classic School House Rock number “Conjunction Junction.” Though we think the video could be reworked with the title Dysfunction Junction.
On Friday, we wrote about the posting of a job opening for a Senior Legislative Assistant at County of Orange. Our sources had informed us that the position had been specifically opened up to provide retired Supervisor Bill Campbell’s Chief of Staff Laura Cunningham with a place to land. We may have been wrong.
Regarding Brandman’s report: “I have no idea how Orange County operates, but if I were presented with this as a public official, I would not be inclined to accept it as it is. Because its something that frankly a high school intern could have done, anyone could have done,” Judy Nadler told Voice of OC.
Maybe we’re just cynical, but it looks to us like the County plans to pay up to $131,000 plus benefits for an additional management position so that a former Supervisor’s Chief of Staff can coordinate a conference for the California Association of Cities—Orange County.
After reviewing Brandman’s draft report, Supervisor John Moorlach estimated it could have been prepared in approximately five hours. At a going-rate of $200 per-hour, the work submitted so far should not have cost more than $1,000…