Tag Archive for Nick Berardino

You’re A Mean One Mr. Moorlach

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Over the weekend Supervisor John Moorlach fired off a premptive Op-Ed in the Orange County Register attacking public employees and blaming their pension benefits for budget shortfalls and what the headline to his commentary describes as a “Formula for disaster.” Moorlach goes on with this misleading argument against defined benefit retirement plans.

Nick Berardino challenges Mauk on executive pay

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.

OC Labor Federation to Honor Speaker Pérez

At their 10th annual Solidarity Awards dinner, the OC Labor Federation will honor Assembly Speaker John Pérez and other worthy recipients. The dinner is on May 22, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  From today’s press release: Orange County Labor Federation to Honor Speaker John A. Pérez, Nick Berardino and other labor and community leaders…

Waste at the Assessor’s Office – Not really a surprise.

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.

Brandman University Launches MPA Program – With a new twist

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.”