We’re still only hearing crickets from the Orange County Register, but Voice of OC reports today that the County Counsel’s office has sent a letter to Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman demanding that he either turn in the final report or issue a refund of the $24,000 that he has already been paid.
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Maybe we’re just cynical, but it looks to us like the County plans to pay up to $131,000 plus benefits for an additional management position so that a former Supervisor’s Chief of Staff can coordinate a conference for the California Association of Cities—Orange County.
On Tuesday night the City of Costa Mesa approved a reorganization of their organizational structure that added hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual costs for two PR management positions that are currently held by high priced consultants and adding new positions including two Executive Secretary’s to serve the whims of the Council members.
The results of a performance audit of the County Human Resources Department (HRD) were released and they aren’t pretty to say the least. The 50 findings and recommendations illustrate a picture of a department where executive managers were sneaking through raises and promotions while no one was watching.
After an inquiry of several weeks into employee allegations of criminal actions by Assessor Webster Guillory, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas today issued a report that cleared the assessor. The evidence adduced does not support probable cause…
â€œAs the ranking female on the House Armed Services Committee, I am committed to getting our men and women in uniform the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œAt the same time, we also have an obligation to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in government.â€