When I wrote last week of Shawn Nelson’s pension plan selection, I did not realize that what I had learned was only the tip of an iceberg. As this iceberg has melted (probably the result of global climate change) Shawn Nelson’s true character has become apparent.
Shawn Nelson had the opportunity, as did Pat Bates and John Moorlach at the time they were elected as County Supervisors, to choose whether to opt in to the County Retirement system. Both Shawn Nelson and John Moorlach made the choice, despite their very vocal opposition to public employee pension plans, to take the very benefit they so strongly oppose.
Last week, the OC Weeklyâ€™s R. Scott Moxley wrote about the roaring debate over public employee pensions in “Death and Taxes.” While I appreciate his highlighting the contributions of myself and Dan Chmielewski to the debate with Steven Greenhut and Supervisor John Moorlach, I do have to take issue with the way he presented some of my comments, including the attribution of some statements out of context.
Earlier this week in Utah, a list of 1,300 people with their personal addresses, social security numbers and family memebers were sent out to media outlets, law enforcement agencies and other random targets. This got the state of Utah to investigate. It turns out two state employees who work in the department that issues food stamps and other social services are behind the list. You can read the story HERE.
John Seiler seems to think that State Senator Lou Correa is a communist. In a post yesterday he wrote â€œthanks to the profligacy of Lou â€œNorthâ€ Correa and others, state and local government pension funds in California are $500 billion in the red.â€ So exactly what about pensions for public employees is communist? Well nothing, but that doesnâ€™t stop Seiler from trying to make a connection where there is none so that he can use the phrase Lou â€œNorthâ€ Correa.
On April 20, 2010 the Orange County Board of Supervisors directed the CEO to review the acquisition of a building at 433 W. Civic Center Drive for use by the Clerk-Recorder for the County Archives program. Supervisor Moorlach was concerned that all relevant information was not provided to the Board before it approved the purchase.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday to ratify the contract agreement with the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. The deal marks a compromise reached after six months of negotiations, as declining tax revenue and climbing retirement costs continue straining county coffers.