An administrative law judge representing the state Public Employment Relations Board ruled this week that Orange County supervisors acted in “bad faith” last year when they imposed wage and benefit concessions on more than 500 attorneys employed by the county.
We read in the Orange County Register that the Anaheim canine police officer named Bruno, who was shot by a suspect who was subsequently shot and killed by police officers, is retiring because of his injuries. We would like to take this opportunity to suggest that rather than running for mayor, that Anaheim council member Lucille Kring follow Bruno into retirement.
Voice of OC is unveiling a new content distribution partnership with The Orange County Register, the county’s most far-reaching news organization. “Good government is directly fueled by vigorous public affairs news coverage,” said Norberto Santana Jr., editor-in-chief of the nonprofit newsroom. “Our agreement with the Orange County Register greatly expands our reach and takes our mission to a new level.”
More than $30 billion in economic activity was generated by retirement benefits paid by the State’s pension fund, according to a study released by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). The CalPERS Economic Impacts in California report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012, highlights the vital role CalPERS plays in the State’s economy each year. The report demonstrates how CalPERS benefits and investments generate significant economic activity in the state, to stimulate business growth and increased tax revenues, and to support and create jobs for Californians.
On Tuesday night, without comment, the Anaheim city council agreed to pay $1.22 million in plaintiff attorneys fees related to a voting rights lawsuit seeking to require the establishment of council districts, and district level elections, in the city. The amount is on top of the $1.25 million in legal fees the city had incurred fighting the inevitable.
“I want to focus on maintaining the strong pro-business majority on the council that my colleagues Kris Murray and Gail Eastman bring to the city,” Kring said. “My leaving the race will allow for the resources that would have funded my campaign to be directed to limiting the length of time that our city has to suffer under such failed leadership as Tom Tait’s.”