Speaking on Wednesday to the Senate Local Government Committee, OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino denounced county and city officials who line their pockets while attacking the benefits received by public employees.
OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino challenged County CEO Tom Mauk to a debate about executive compensation during the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Berardino also called for Supervisors to start paying for their pensions during a discussion about whether Supervisors should move toward a defined contribution retirement plan.
At their 10th annual Solidarity Awards dinner, the OC Labor Federation will honor Assembly Speaker John PÃ©rez and other worthy recipients. The dinner is on May 22, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center.Â From today’s press release: Orange County Labor Federation to Honor Speaker John A. PÃ©rez, Nick Berardino and other labor and community leaders…
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has opened investigation into how Assessor Webster Guillory has implemented a $20 million computer system and whether he is properly collecting taxes on businesses using government property.
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.
Unlike programs offered at many other universities, many of the courses in Brandman University’s MPA program will be taught by leaders in Orange County and city government, including David Morgan, retired city manager of Anaheim; Curt Pringle, mayor of Anaheim; and Nick berardino, General Manager of OCEA. Being aware of the political context of the area they serve is essential for those in the public sector to be successful.”
Unions are not all-powerful engines of rapacity. County workers have been struggling with layoffs and furloughs in the county, courts and cities. Unions and their members are addressing state and local government issues responsibly.