There’s a considerable amount of speculation that longtime Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido just might sit this fall’s election to focus on the FPPC investigation into the Mayor’s questionable real estate dealings. I’ll believe it when I see it, but should Pulido drop out, there’s no shortage of candidates who seek to replace him.
Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took up the proposal by Supervisor John Moorlach to limit the ability of voters in special elections to fill Supervisor vacancies to vote the way they want. Special elections come up notoriously short when it comes to voter turnout. As we wrote yesterday, Moorlach’s proposal would have asked voters to approve a county charter amendment allowing Supervisors to conduct special elections by mail only, eliminating the option to vote in person at a local precinct
Quietly, and without warning, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach has introduced a proposal to place on the November 2014 ballot a Charter amendment requiring that all special elections for County offices be conducted by mail only. Under his plan, voters would not be able to vote in person at their local precinct on the day of a special election. His public rationale is simple, he want’s to save a few bucks in special election costs.
The SD-34 race is heating up and Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen may have run afowl of the Baugh Manifesto, where Republican candidates for office are not allowed to accept contributions from public employee unions. Nguyen has accepted public union PAC money; on May 2, Nguyen’s campaign reported a $4,000 donation from the Santa Ana and Orange County…
When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it unveiled legislation, SB 994, billed as the “AAA Insurance Data Grab Bill” by its opponents, that would allow insurance companies to access data from automobiles.
County Supervisor’s Patricia Bates and Janet Nguyen are unlikely to take leadership roles on the Board of Supervisors in 2014. Given the ongoing corruption investigations and back-room deals given to contractors—who fund their campaigns—that these two “leaders” are distancing themselves from a negative public impression of the board.