Tag Archive for COunty of Orange

OC Supervisor Perks: Cushy Jobs for Friends and Family

We’ve been following the perks that OC Supervisors get at taxpayer expense for a while now. One of those perks we haven’t covered in much detail is the practice of handing out cushy management jobs to their former staff members. The ability to appoint their friends to high paid management level county jobs in their district offices isn’t unusual…

Ruling Expected Today On Sheriff’s Pension Case

I’m hearing that the judge in the case brought by The County of Orange to reverse Sheriff’s the 3% at 50 pensions will render a decision on the merits of the case today. We’re taking bets on whether Moorlach’s Folly will pay, or become a mult-million dollar rabbit hole. I’m betting on the rabbit hole.

The TRUTH Will Be Publicized

  It seems that whenever the Board of Supervisors, Tom Mauk, or his executive management team, get backed into a corner on something, rather than admit they’re wrong, they resort to lies and scare tactics. This last week was just one more demonstration of that reality. Below is the email message that Orange County Employees…

Sometimes they just write it for me…

Wednesday evening I came across this headline on OCRegister.com: County managers take $4.4 million in cash perk. Register investigative reporter Tony Saavedra dug up the dirt on the $4,500 optional benefit perk County Managers get. It appears that the management perk intended to pay for education and career improvement courses is instead being used as a…

The Imperial Chairmanship of John Moorlach

I have to say, I am looking a bit forward to this year. While I realize that the crap of the economy is dealing out one hell of a beating to everyone including county workers there is a bit, albeit a tiny, of a silver lining. John Moorlach’s term as Chair of the Board of…

Why not Chop at the Top, first?

Orange County to lay off social service workers Dec. 29 The 210 employees who lose their jobs will get two weeks notice. County officials also prepare to proceed with more terminations. By Stuart Pfeifer – LA Times December 16, 2008 - Orange County officials plan to deliver layoff notices to social services workers in two weeks…