When we initially submitted our public records request for the names and cities of Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) permit holders in Orange County, we planned to post the information as a public service. Then we got to the thinking about it part and took a different direction.
Last night, the elected members of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) met in Orange to be sworn in for their new terms in office and select the officers of the Party’s Executive board for the next two years.
It never was going to be a Great Park for all the people of Orange County; it’s always been just another park in Irvine. The Republican council majority that took control of Irvine last month has taken the final step in making the Orange County Great Park the Great IRVINE Park.
In it’s final meeting of 2013 the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s approved a new Memorandum of Understanding with it’s managers. County managers have been without a contract for two years. Under the agreement the managers will have to start paying their employee share of pension contributions.
The Orange County Register reports this morning that the vote that resulted in the $158 million tax giveaway by the Anaheim City Council violated California’s open meeting law the Brown Act. According to the judge, that agenda description did not adequately describe the action that was being taken, the approval of the significant giveaway of future bed tax revenues to the developer.