Tag Archive for Gas Prices

County Union Launches Food Drive

Contrary to the myth, which claims that county workers are over paid and recieve too many benefits, they are having a hard time getting by too. The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) recently discovered that some of its members have had to resort to seeking assistance from community food banks just to get by. “With the…

Hmmm… I Wonder Why…

Traffic on the toll roads has dropped 10.1%? Can anyone guess why? What’s the reason for fewer people filling up their cars with that lovely $4.60+ per gallon gas to pay even more money to speed down the toll road while emitting more greenhouse gases? Can you help me figure this out? I mean, aren’t…

Dump The Pump!

Residents may avoid the high price of gas and try public transit June 16 to 20 ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is offering free one-day bus passes for use during Dump the Pump week, June 16 to 20, to encourage commuters to leave their cars at home and ride public transportation. Passes…

Gas Crisis: OCEA Insists County Act

The following letter came in late yesterday from Nick Berardino at the Orange County Employees Association. It appears that while county workers want to take action and work collectively to address the impact of explosive gas prices on workers and the Orange County community, County Executives couldn’t be bothered.  June 9, 2008 Tom Mauk Chief Executive…

County Supervisors: Gas prices? Let them eat cake.

Norberto Santana over at the Orange County Register reported yesterday about the proposed increase in car allowance and free gas that County elected officials and senior executive managers receive as part of ther benefit package. In an environment where the county is redcing needed staff, closing needed facilities, and avoiding the purchase of needed equipment, they…