Tag Archive for Board of Supervisors

Hiring A CEO: A Lesson in Transparency?

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Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors will be discussing both the compensation for their new CEO and the appointment of that CEO, the latter in closed session. With all of the kerfuffle over the severance package and compensation that former CEO Tom Mauk received, one might think the Board of Supervisors would not try to ram anything through at the last minute.

Mauk could have dealt with Bustamante mess in 2008

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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.

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

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Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

Supes Redistricting: Small Change, Big Difference

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SANTA ANA — On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took their swipe at the final maps for the Supervisorial districts that will be in place for the next ten years. With a last minute change to the Redistricting Committee’s recommendation submitted by Chairman Bill Campbell on Monday evening, the electoral influence of the…