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.
The audit, released today, describes a department thatâ€™s poorly organized, avoids accountability and fails to adequately disclose its spending internally and to county supervisors. It also calls out some strengths, including offering training opportunities and employing a knowledgeable staff that is responsive to customer needs.
In August 2009 Shawn Nelson tells the Board of Supervisors that they have the obligation to sue the City of Fullerton to block the redevelopment expansion and not accept the payoff that the city has offered. Now there is nothing wrong with a member of a city council disagreeing with the majority vote of his council. It is however wrong for any elected official to encourage another government entity to sue the one he represents as a member of the City Council.
The Galloway for Supervisor campaign has released a new online video on her campaign website. In the video, Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway visits the cities of La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim and other cities in the 4th District. If it were me, I would be spending my time walking preceincts in the areas where people don’t have any clue who I am instead of taking time out to shoot videos.
In a letter yesterday Nguyen confirmed his intentions to run for Clerk-Recorder. In his letter he incorrectly claims “the spending at the Clerk-Recorderâ€™s office is massively over budget.” What kind of “management” employee at the county would make such a statement, with no factual basis?
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to ratify the contract agreement with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The deal marks a compromise reached after six months of negotiations, as declining tax revenue and climbing retirement costs continue straining county coffers.
Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors slammed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens over her reorganization plan announced last Friday. In that plan Sheriff Hutchens lays off 23 non-sworn personnel, while at the same time promoting 15 managers to fill vacancies in administrative ranks resulting from previous layoffs and retirements. In addition, Hutchens laid off Assistant Sheriff…