The City of Irvine is not your average 40 year old. And while the city’s official Birthday is December 28, city leaders and neighbors will gather and celebrate with a reception at City Hall tonight beginning at 5PM. Now the…
by Chris Prevatt • • 6 Comments
Note to Orange County City Managers: When Adam Elmahrek, investigative reporter from Voice of Orange County, comes knocking on your door your house better be in order. Last night, Anaheim City Manager Thomas Wood announced that he would be resigning effective December 8th.
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Veteran city council watchers tell us the Tustin City Council is in the midst of interviews for its new City Manager to replace the 3 months and out David Biggs (who beat out 55 other candidates and was hired on…
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
In the process of poking around to find out how the City engaged in a recruitment process for City Manager without any formal direction from the City Council I think I may have stumbled on to a systematic and possibly much bigger problem for the City as it tries to stop the hemorrhaging of its budget.
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
SANTA ANA — The problem for local government entities with transparency is that if you don’t operate transparently all the time, people tend to dig around to figure out what you’re up to. In the tragic case of the Banana…
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
I’m left with a simple question, how does the council get from the discussion of the employment and appointment of the City Attorney and City Manager to a discussion of the term of the Interim City Manager? How could anyone have known that the Council would be discussing the Interim City Manager’s possible length of time in that role based upon the agenda description?
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
Like the classic Abbott and Costello routine, it looks like at least three City Council members have no clue what’s going on. On the one hand it’s kind of funny. On the other, it’s a bit scary.