On Wednesday, a new website was launched detailing the influence of campaign contributions on Orange County Supervisors and highlighting the corruption that has been the subject of investigations by the Orange County Grand Jury. The new website is TheRealOCSupervisors.com.
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.
Media reports indicate that the Anaheim City Council will consider the approval of a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the ACLU suit to force the city to adopt district level elections for council members in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. The potential for agreement has been on the horizon for the past few months.