Tag Archive for Bill Campbell

A True Measure of Integrity: Transparency

Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.

CleanTechOC Expo: It’s All About Jobs

Job Creation – How to grow employment in Southern California will be the focus of the CleanTech OC 2010 Conference & Expo on Monday, September 27th at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine.  More than 300 top business, government and private investment leaders in clean technology will come together to focus on…

CleanTechOC 2010 Conference and Expo in Irvine on Sept 27

Clean technology is likely to be one of the most significant engines for job growth over the next decade. Clean tech companies include alternative energy producers, alternative fuel vehicles, green building companies, non-polluting product manufacturers and the banks, venture capitalists and other firms that support them.

The CleanTech OC 2010 Conference will provide a symposium for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among clean tech companies, government entities, and academia, including facilitating investment, joint business ventures, and other collaborations.

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,”

OC Supervisors Approve Deputies Contract

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to ratify the contract agreement with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The deal marks a compromise reached after six months of negotiations, as declining tax revenue and climbing retirement costs continue straining county coffers.

Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…