Reggie Mundekis

Reggie enjoys watching CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, as well as reading the Economist. Light reading includes the American Cinematographer. Reggie is active in the DPOC and the ever present Trojan activities.

Orange Works to Balance Budget

The City of Orange has posted documents for the first 2009-2010 budget study session (Tuesday after the city council meeting.)  This is the current proposal to close the $10.9 million gap. Reduce Departmental Operating Budgets  $3.0 million Defer Salary Increases                              …

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Obama HHS Appointee

Kathleen Sebelius has been Governor of Kansas since 2002.  While Governor, Sebelius saved over $1 billion from the state budget, championed targeted tax relief, focused on emerging business sectors, and crated a Post Secondary Technical Education Authority to create a comprehensive plan for new technical schools in the state of Kansas. Sebelius has also been…

Pumping Paychecks – Update

If you were to walk into the county economic development agency (or any economic development agency for that matter) and tell them this story, they would be wining and dining you to get you here as fast as possible.  It goes like this: I have a company which needs to relocate.  I’m going to need…

Disability Service Cuts – Get Heard!

California Dept of Developmental Services Public Forum This forum is to receive input from consumers, family members, service provides and other stakeholders on possible cost containment strategies, including but not limited to those identified in Controlling Regional Center Costs Report which is available at www.dds.ca.gov/Publications/docs/ControllingRCCosts2007.pdf Monday, March 2 from 1-4 PM at the Ronald Reagan…

New College Plan for Old Base

On February 23 , the Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) heard the revised plan for the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) campus on the site of the former Tustin Marine Base. When the base was decommissioned, the base was carved up for commercial, residential, community, and educational use.  The…

Orange City Council – City Atty Saved $$$$$$$$$

Hats off tonight to David DeBerry, city attorney, for saving the taxpayers a lot of money! Tonight, at the 7 PM session, council was hearing an appeal from a sober living house that was not granted the variance it was seeking and needed to continue to operate.  The attorney who represents the sober living house…