Tag Archive for Government Waste

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Waste at the Assessor’s Office – Not really a surprise.

Well, as the headline states, I am not really surprised. The county has a pattern of contracting out projects and then having managers and directors cover up the failures to perform. This just happens to be a project run by a comfortable elected official who has the same attitude as the County IT Director. Cover it up and hope no one notices.

Groundhog Day 2009

Today February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The official history of Groundhog Day can be found here and starts out like this: Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on…

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…

Moorlach Wanted a Moat and Drawbridge

Yesterday afternoon, The Orange County Register’s Tony Saavedra followed up on the story we broke on Tuesday about the alleged reason for the lobby remodel on the fifth floor of the Board of Supervisors offices. It appeared to be a good excuse — or at least a plausible one: the Orange County Board of Supervisors…