Tag Archive for Budget Cuts

Feuding with the Sheriff

From Total Buzz yesterday: Sheriff’s layoffs ignite feud Union officials were told today that Sheriff Sandra Hutchens plans to lay off 30 non-sworn employees within the department and demote 10 more, igniting allegations of misspending and terse emails between the sheriff and a union leader over whether the Hutchens should have personally delivered the bad…

Sheriff Hutchens Implements Management Layoffs

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced after the Board of Supervisors cut the Sheriff’s Department by $28 million that she would be laying off two Assistant Sheriff’s and five Captains to meet the budget shortfall. Her management team learned yesterday who at the top was getting chopped. Assistant Sheriff’s Jack Anderson and  J.B. Davis will…

Differently Abled Shut Governor’s Office Down

Disabled activist Christie Rudder, along with two other Orange County activists (see photo at right)  from the Dayle McIntosh Center, was one of 15 people arrested today at the Governor’s office Tuesday evening in Sacramento. Rudder kept me updated on their progress throughout the day while the small but dedicated group prevented access to the Governator’s office. The action…

Budget Committee Says No Taking Local Funds

The LATimes reports this morning on the meeting of the California Legislatures Budget Conference Committee. The committee has said no to Arnold’s plan to steal funds from local governments, and also reduce dramatically some of the other program cuts he proposed. There are still plenty of final budget decisions that need to be made to close…

County Workers Union Chief Speaks Out on Layoffs

Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino sent the following message out to his 11,000 plus members highlighting the difficulties and differences of approach from county managers in addressing pending layoffs due to budget shortfalls. As the State budget situation deteriorates and it appears we may become vulnerable to even more reductions, I want…

Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…