Tag Archive for Mario Mainero

Moorlach’s Court Jester Back In The House

Court Jester Mario Mainero

Norberto Santana, Jr. reported on the Voice of OC Monday evening the news that Supervisor John Moorlach’s former chief of staff Mario Mainero is back in Orange County’s employ. Mainero, now a professor at Chapman University Law School, will advise County CEO Tom Mauk as the county prepares for it’s upcoming appeal of a 2009 decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw out the case.

Moorlach chooses his new Chief of Staff

H/T to Jennifer Muir over at Total Buzz for this story from last week that I some how missed. Apparently Supervisor John Moorlach has choosen his current Deputy Chief of Staff, Rick Francis, to replace his Court Jester and all around “mini-me” Mario Mainero. Supervisor John Moorlach’s chief of staff Mario Mainero will step down from his…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

County of Orange Spending Over $1.7 Million Of Your Money to Cut Sheriff Pensions

COUNTY OF ORANGE LEGAL BILLS NOW TOTAL OVER $1.7 MILLION FOR UNSUCCESSFUL COUNTY LAWSUIT TO CUT DEPUTY SHERIFF PENSIONS Outside Legal Counsel Rings Up $383,000 In Bills For January & February, Bringing County’s Total Legal Costs For Tossed Out Lawsuit To $1,727,320.57 SANTA ANA – The County of Orange’s legal bills for County Supervisor John…

OC Supervisor Perks: Cushy Jobs for Friends and Family

We’ve been following the perks that OC Supervisors get at taxpayer expense for a while now. One of those perks we haven’t covered in much detail is the practice of handing out cushy management jobs to their former staff members. The ability to appoint their friends to high paid management level county jobs in their district offices isn’t unusual…

Greenhut Blowing Smoke – Dude, There Is No Fire!

I do understand that Steven Greenhut has been foaming at the mouth over Sheriff Hutchens’ CCW policy for months, but I think his rage is starting to get the best of him. Greenhut wrote Wednesday on his Orange Punch Blog a commentary titled First guns, now tobacco … the liberal sheriff strikes again! He goes…