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FPPC complaint alleges Tait voted improperly on OCTA matters

Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

A FPPC complaint has been filed alleging that Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait voted improperly, several times in violation of state conflict of interest laws over the past couple years, on matters involving the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). Tait’s company, Tait Environmental Services, holds a contract of more than $330,000 with OCTA.

OC Register’s Narrow-minded Look at the 2009 Stimulus

President Obama- Costa Mesa 3/16/09

The Orange County Register has published another one of its narrow-minded looks at the effect of the 2009 stimulus on its fifth anniversary. Most of the spending measures in the stimulus bill have expired, but the point is that it did what it was supposed to do. For Republicans to simply say “the economy is still bad, so the stimulus was a failure” is a cheap misdirection.

Supervisors Campaign Finance Scheme: Bait and Switch?

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At Tuesday’s meeting the Orange County Board of Supervisors considered how they would address the growing concern over possible campaign finance misbehavior and conflicts of interest in their ranks. Their response to calls for an ethics commission by the Orange County Grand Jury is, unsurprisingly, nothing more than the campaign finance reform equivalent of a bait-and-switch.