“John Moorlach and Mario Mainero owe the taxpayers of Orange County a formal apology. They have spent over $2.5 million in public funds on a political vendetta that their own attorneys told them right from the beginning they could not win.” – Wayne Quint, President AOCDS
It’s over! The ill advised and costly lawsuit initiated by the County of Orange against the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s to reverse retroactive pension benefit increases had been appealed to the California Supreme Court. That request for review was denied.
I’m not really sure how many nails this coffin needs but Supervisor John Moorlach and the Orange County Board of Supervisors were on the receiving end of another coffin nail from the California 2nd District Court of Appeals. The Court ruled Wednesday in a 3-0 decision that the lawsuit brought by the County of Orange…
LiberalOC has learned that small government swalwart Chris Thompson, recently elected to the Fullerton School Board, has accepted the full stipend, health insurance benefits, and the pension offered by the school district. The total cost to the Fullerton School District is $22,000 for family health insurance, vision, dental and life insurance for Thompson himself.
Austerity budgets cut at the core infrastructure costs of services provided by local governments. Such cuts weaken our infrastructure of public services ultimately causing them to break under the weight of trying to do too much with too little. Breaking government, starving the beast, is the goal of anti-government GOP elected officials like Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, who are now focused on using the ruse of austerity as a means to that end.
On Sunday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino responded to Supervisor John Moorlach’s op-ed regarding the looming state and local budget shortfalls and the impact of public employee pensions on that crisis. Berardino points out that OCEA members have taken the lead in reform and Moortlach’s rhetoric does more to move us backwards on the road towards futher cooperation.