Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took aim at the management problems in the Public Administrator/Public Guardian office. approved the hiring of yet another manager for the office. The new manager will have the ability to implement personnel and policy changes in the department.
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.
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.