Tag Archive for Board of Supervisors

Solorio Hearing on County Layoffs

UPDATE: Norberto Santana has a post up over on Total Buzz about today’s hearing. Click this link to read more. OC union says Supervisors/Managers eat up $21 million in perks. I’m sitting through Assemblyman Solorio’s public hearing on the County layoffs. The room is filled and over capacity. The County, represented by CEO Tom Mauk…

$326,000 to unlock a couple doors?

We were curious what the violation was that the Santa Ana Fire Department cited the county for in January 2007 that required spending $326,000 to fix. To get to the bottom of things we asked for a copy of the letter the Fire Department sent to the county regarding their January 22, 2007 inspection of the Hall…

Chop at the Top Rally

BREAKING NEWS: Almost 1,000 county workers are storming the Board of Supervisor’s Fifth Floor offices to advocate that the Boad cut waste, including retired management extra help, before cutting jobs. Chanting “Chop at the Top,” county workers understand that cuts may be needed, but wasteful and extravagent spending by the Board and Management must go…

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…