Tag Archive for Fred Smoller

Next Steps for the Solar Decathlon

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TheLiberalOC is pleased to publish this essay from Professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University.  Without Professor Smoller’s vision, Orange County’s Great Park would never had hosted the recently held Solar Decathlon in the first place. Future planning for the hugely successful solar decathlon and XPO requires ambitious and innovative thinking, followed by bold action. In case…

Amante Votes on Grand Jury Ruling Criticizing Him; Shirley Grindle says it’s the Height of Arrogance

The Tustin City Council finally met to discuss a recently Grand Jury report that faulted Tustin councilman Jerry Amante and Laguna Hills councilman Allan Songstad for using their positions of authority to unduly influence officials at Brandman University to be critical of the work of Professor Fred Smoller (more on this in a second).  With…

Does Orange County Need 34 Cities?

From PublicCEO.com – Originally Reported on OC Register’s OC Watchdog blog It’s a question that deserves an answer: how many local governments are too many local governments. If half of Orange County’s population is served by seven cities, could the taxpayers be better served if there were fewer than 27 municipalities for the other half?…

Brandman University Launches MPA Program – With a new twist

Unlike programs offered at many other universities, many of the courses in Brandman University’s MPA program will be taught by leaders in Orange County and city government, including David Morgan, retired city manager of Anaheim; Curt Pringle, mayor of Anaheim; and Nick berardino, General Manager of OCEA. Being aware of the political context of the area they serve is essential for those in the public sector to be successful.”