Tag Archive for Board of Supervisors

The Disconnect of “Royalty”

The Orange County Register’s Norberto Santana followed up last night to his story about the extravagance and waste of the Board of Supervisors while they cut hundreds of jobs during the holidays. The focus of Board Chair Moorlach’s rationale for why the Board needs to spend $326,000 to address a fire code violation is quite…

Berardino Responds to Moorlach’s Proposed Ballot Measure

From the Orange County Register Opinion Page this morning is an op-ed from Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino responding to Board of Supervisor’s Chairman John Moorlach’s proposed ballot measure to require taxpayer vote on changes in county worker pension benefits. I wrote about this proposal about 10 days ago, but here is…

The Emperor appoints more Jesters to OCERS Board

This week’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda is a bit light in substance. Of note however is the first item on the Consent Calendar from the Emperor Chicken Little Moorlach. BOARD APPOINTMENTS 1.       Chair Moorlach – Board of Retirement, OCERS – Reappoint Arthur Hidalgo, Newport Beach, to complete term ending 12/31/09; and Reed…

Uncle Tom’s Woodshed?

Ever since I found out about Carlos “Busty” Bustmante’s sexist comment regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchns as Orange County Sheriff I’ve been waiting for “Busty” to be taken to the woodshed for his conduct. I have been calling for the County of Orange Executive Office to do something other than slap “Busty” with an…

Oversight? Who needs it? We’ve got Keystone Managers/Cops

Just one more example of How Orange County CEO Tom Mauk lets managers off the hook for errors that cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to fix. Be it managing personnel OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!, or contracts here, he just keeps getting it wrong. County IT task…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…

County Supes Wasting More Taxpayer Money

We have heard time and time again from Republicans/Conservatives how private enterprise can do the job better than government; that government workers are too expensive; and if you can find it in the yellow-pages the government workers shouldn’t be doing it. Tony Saavedra at the Orange County Register has a report out about the County…