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Mauk could have dealt with Bustamante mess in 2008

Tom Mauk

Over the weekend I reviewed some of the old LiberalOC posts about the 2008 scandal where Carlos Bustamante got away with making sexist and inappropriate remarks about Sheriff appointee Sandra Hutchens in the Hall of Administration and in front of an LATimes reporter. Looking back, it appears that the dysfunction of the County Public Works Department, and CEO Tom Mauk’s oversight of management was readily apparent.

Mauk Finds His First Scapegoat in Bustamante Mess

Tom Mauk

After his reprieve from discipline on Friday afternoon, it didn’t take Orange County CEO Tom Mauk long to find his first scapegoat. On Monday, Mauk fired OC Public Works Director Jess Carbajal. The departure of Carbajal from county service was announced to OC Public Works staff in a 2 pm email.

Zombie CEO? Tom Mauk gets some breathing room

ZombiesAhead

On Friday afternoon the Orange County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss the fate of County CEO Tom Mauk. No decision was reached and while he continues to hold the reins of power, Mauk is more of a Zombie CEO than an effective force in the Hall of Administration.

Bustamante Fallout: County CEO First In Line

Tom Mauk

Chairman Moorlach has called a Special Meeting of the Board today at 3:00 p.m. The meeting puts the County CEO Tom Mauk in line to be the first executive management casualty resulting from the arrest of former Public Works manager Carlos Bustamante.