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OC Supes Strip Street of investment powers

County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to revoke Orange County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s authority to invest county funds. Supervisors said that while Street has done a good job as treasurer, the move was needed to prevent the public and investors from losing confidence in the county’s investment pool until Street’s term ends on Jan. 3, 2011.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez urges participation in the 2010 Census

“In these tough economic times, Orange County can’t afford to lose out on crucial federal funding,” said Rep. Sanchez. “Filling out your Census form is easy, and it helps ensure our community gets its fair share of resources for schools, hospitals, senior centers, libraries, and other important programs. Make sure you’re counted!”‬‪

Primary Challenges for Orange County Democrats

In the Fourth District Supervisor contest to fill the unexpired term of recently elected Assemblyman Chris Norby, we have a full field of six candidates, three Republicans, and three Democrats in this technically non-partisan contest. On the Democratic side we have Anaheim City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, La Habra City Councilwoman Rose Espinoza, and Buena Park Mayor Art Brown. On the Republican side there is Fullerton City Councilman Shawn Nelson, Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu, and Businessman Richard Faher.

Dissecting the SAUSD

Once again, the SAUSD seeks to sugar coat the problem, claiming they have begun to implement some of the changes demanded by state and federal mandates. Here are some of the options they have in order to get some stimulus money to fix these schools: replace the principal, rehire no more than 50 percent of the staff and change the instructional program; close and reopen as a charter school; close and reassign students to other higher-achieving schools in the district; or replace the principal, increase instructional time and make other changes. So what kind of drastic changes will they make.

Chriss Street Drops Out – Beware the Ides of March

Campbell and board Chairwoman Janet Nguyen are sponsoring an emergency agenda item that calls for transferring Street’s investment authority to county Chief Financial Officer Bob Franz. “We just don’t believe it’s proper to have someone found guilty in court of breaching his fiduciary duty to be responsible for managing the county’s investment funds,”