Tag Archive for Norby

More on: The Rules Just Don’t Apply to Janet Nguyen

On Wednesday I posted a story about Supervisor Nguyen using Health Care Agency funds to pay for her staff. To say the least it has generated a little traffic. One of the first comments the story got was from an anonymous poster who asked… I wonder how Art Pedroza is going to justify this move by…

For some, the rules just don’t apply!

Earlier this spring it was revealed that Supervisor Janet Nguyen had failed to follow Orange County campaign finance law when it was discovered that she had solicited donations for a legal defense fund to cover her legal expenses related to her narrow victory over Trung Nguyen in the special election to fill the First District Supervisor…

Will the Board fiddle while our investments burn?

On the 13th anniversary of the 1994 County Bankruptcy the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) called upon the Board of Supervisors to take immediate action on Chriss Street. Earlier this fall, OCEA called upon the Board to remove Chriss Street’s investment authority in light of federal and county investigations of his conduct. The sudden revelation, at the…

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Thirteen years ago the County of Orange government faced a really bad Christmas. On December 6, 1994 the Orange County Board of Supervisors declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, more than $1 billion, in the wake of a risky investment strategy employed by then Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert Citron.  On Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Treasurer-Tax…

The Hypocrisy of Darth Norby

On Tuesday the Orange County Register reported on the comments of Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris “Darth” Norby about the 6 % raise and 3% bonus given to OCTA CEO Art Leahy. Supervisor Darth Norby said: “The 6 percent raise is fine,” he said, “but to continue to grant these 3 percent bonuses…

Business as usual. My visit with Undersheriff Jo Ann Galisky

Hired as an Orange County Deputy Sheriff in January 1984, Jo Ann Galisky followed the advice of friends and mentors to pursue a career in law enforcement. She had been considering entering military service because she wanted a structured work environment that would also offer a variety of opportunities for advancement and personal growth.  Almost…