Tag Archive for Chop at the Top

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…

Hutchens Gets It! She Chops staff from the Top Down.

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…

Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

At the close of their budget hearing the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the overall county budget by around 18% and to cut their own pay, and that of executive managers, by a LARGELY SYMBOLIC 5%. Total Buzz has a story up now and we will comment later tonight or tomorrow, but…

OC Employees Assn. Declares a Cease Fire

On Thursday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino sent a message to his members. In effect, OCEA has declared a unilateral cease fire in their ongoing disagreement with the County Board of Supervisors over the current financial crisis, and how best to deal with its impact on the county budget and workforce. As…

Seniors Tell Supes to Cut Perks Not Services

From Norberto Santana over at Total Buzz. Scores of senior citizens were out in force this morning in front of the Hall of Adminstration in Santa Ana protesting recent cuts to the county Social Services Agency and the unwillingness of board supervisors to trim their perks. Nearly 50 seniors came out to the protest, organized…

OCEA Hits Cable: Tells Board to Chop at the Top

This just came in to us from Orange County Employees Association: New TV Ad Urges Supervisors to Layoff the Perks, Not Public Safety Officers, Child Abuse Counselors SANTA ANA, CA – Challenging the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to keep their perks while ordering the departments they oversee to lay off more…