Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen has been cleared by county prosecutors of violating state conflict of interest laws when she voted on contracts valued at $300,000 awarded to a campaign contributor. But just because her actions are legal they are not necessarily ethical.
A recent scathing federal audit of Orange County’s, once showcase, provider of medical care for low-income residents found major problems with the agencies management of those services. Read the history of CalOPTIMA’s struggles here. All of this occurred on the heels of the Supervisor’s granting Supervisor Janet Nguyen unfettered control over the agency
County Supervisor’s Patricia Bates and Janet Nguyen are unlikely to take leadership roles on the Board of Supervisors in 2014. Given the ongoing corruption investigations and back-room deals given to contractors—who fund their campaigns—that these two “leaders” are distancing themselves from a negative public impression of the board.
Much has been written about the killing of Kelly Thomas in the two and a half years since his death. We focus today on D. A. Tony Rackauckas, who decided, given the high profile of the case, that it was necessary for him to step back into the courtroom, after a 23 years, and personally prosecute the case.
The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously last night to settle the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit challenging the legality of the at-large voting process used to elect the city council. The settlement requires that the city council place a charter amendment before the voters in November 2014 to establish by-district voting for city council elections beginning in 2016.