Tag Archive for Chriss Street

Wherein, those who can JUMP SHIP!

The LATimes Christian Berthelsen reports today that voulntary investors to the County of Orange Investment fund heve been jumping ship. I thought Chris Street was being transparent?  Why are we learning about this now and through a media investigation rather than a statement from Street?  According to the LATimes report: The treasurer’s office rejects the…

There he goes again. Moorlach’s an idiot!

Today Governor Schwarzenegger announced his proposed budget, which proposes billions of dollars in cuts to healthcare and programs for the poor in California. In his typical demagogue fashion, Board of Supervisor’s Chairman John Moorlach blamed public employess for the shortfall. Specifically, the told the Orange County Register’s Total Buzz reporter Peggy Lowe that the Governor…

Our Treasurer-Tax Collector is getting expensive?!

That’s what Supervisor, and new Board Chairman John Moorlach had to say about the $110,000 independent review of Chris Streets’ investment portfolio and practices. Has he been sleeping? What about the $ 1 million remodel or the DA and CEO investigations into his contracting activities? Ron Campbell in the OCRegister reports yesterday that Auditor-Controller Sundstrom wants in…

Twas the night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Orange County Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Rackauckas soon would be there; Chriss Street was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of new furniture danced in his head; And Janet in her ‘kerchief, and I in…

Street’s Risky Investments

On Tuesday, The Orange County Board of Supervisors chose to ignore the warnings and renew the investment authority of County Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss Street for another year. Even with fire alarm bells literally going off in the Hall of Administration, the Board still couldn’t tell if another shoe had dropped. The drip, drip, drip of…

Street Watch: Saved by the bell!

It is ironic, with all the discussion regarding “Alarm Bells” and Chriss Street’s investment decisions, that in the middle of discussion on a motion on the topic, someone pulled the fire alarm.  I’ll have more once the vote is done. UPDATE: The financial wizards on th Board (everyone other than the only expert on the…

Street’s Investment Authority, Decision Today!

The Board of Supervisors will decide the fate of Treasurer Tax Collector Chriss Street’s investment powers at their meeting this morning.  To view the live video feed Click Here. Also, Peggy Lowe reports over on the Total Buzz Blog that the District Attorney’s office dropped a few subpoenas around county government yesterday. This is all…