On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors established an ad hoc committee to review and correct the findings made by the Performance Auditor in his report on the County Human Resources Department. The committee members will be Supervisor’s Bates, Nelson, CEO Tom Mauk, Human Resources Director Carl Crown, and Performance Auditor Steve Danley.
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Over the weekend Supervisor John Moorlach fired off a premptive Op-Ed in the Orange County Register attacking public employees and blaming their pension benefits for budget shortfalls and what the headline to his commentary describes as a “Formula for disaster.” Moorlach goes on with this misleading argument against defined benefit retirement plans.
OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino challenged County CEO Tom Mauk to a debate about executive compensation during the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Berardino also called for Supervisors to start paying for their pensions during a discussion about whether Supervisors should move toward a defined contribution retirement plan.
An IT Working Group, which had been chaired by Supervisor Janet Nguyen, was disbanded in 2008 just as it was starting to uncover these very contract issues. While the task force was being stonewalled by Mauk and Ajmani, Mauk recommended it be disbanded. Now it looks like we know why.
The countyâ€™s top executive wants to seize oversight of the public guardianâ€™s office, essentially reducing the authority of the countyâ€™s elected Public Administrator John Williams
Well, it looks like we finally have a major department head, Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, who understands what it means to Chop at the Top. In addressing the $28 million in department budget reductions Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has made the CHOICE to cut top management positions rather than investigators. In her status report to the Board…