The Orange County Employees Association released a press statement yesterday afternoon on behalf of the Costa Mesa City Employees Association. In effect, it announces somewhat of a truce, between CMCEA and the city, on the issue of outsourcing of jail services by the city of Costa Mesa.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
It was ten-years ago that I contacted the Compliance Officer for the Orange County Health Care Agency to report improper conduct on the part of the agency related to the management of Federal HIV/AIDS funds. I was a Program Supervisor…
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On Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council directed the city manager to rescind the remaining 70 layoff notices which were issued on March 17, 2011. The council’s decision made that earlier decision extinct. That decision, almost two years ago, launched a pitched battle between the Costa Mesa Employees Association, represented by Orange County Employees Association, and the council majority led by council member Jim Righeimer.
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The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the City of Costa Mesa’s attempt to overturn an injunction blocking the City from laying off more than 100 City employees and outsourcing their jobs to the private sector.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 18 Comments
No candidate for city council in Orange County caught more flack than Jordan Brandman. But when the voting was over in Anaheim, residents elected Brandman to the city council along with Lucille Kring. Republican John Leos, who was backed by…
OC Register Editorial Board Endorsements give a leg up to Republicans who decline Union Money/Endorsments
by Dan Chmielewski • • 13 Comments
I check out the OC Register’s editorial pages daily as they cycle through interviews with candidates for office and then note their endorsements in editorials. To my surprise (not), endorsements are typically granted to Republican candidates who follow the Baugh…
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) Thursday hosted a critical forum on the pension crisis facing Orange County. Alongside OC Supervisor Bill Campbell and Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino, Sanchez discussed the status of pension reform in Orange County, the status of her pension bill HR 2934, and the next steps moving forward.