Tag Archive for OCEA

I’m Still Standing

Chris Prevatt (Photo: OC Register)

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 in the HIV Planning and Coordination unit that managed federal and state HIV/AIDS funding coming…

Costa Mesa Layoffs go the way of the Dodo Bird

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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.

Brandman pulls out a convincing win in Anaheim

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 the OCEA for his second run for the city council, was a distant third. Rumors…

OC Register Editorial Board Endorsements give a leg up to Republicans who decline Union Money/Endorsments

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 Doctrine, a manifesto of sorts that locks Republicans into a position to decline contributions from…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Hosts Forum to Discuss OC Pension Reform

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez hosts OC Pension Reform forum with OC Supervisor Bill Campbell (left) and OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino (right) [Photo: Office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez]

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.

Women’s Groups and OCEA ask Attorney General to investigate Bustamante Abuse

Jennifer Muir, OCEA Assistant General Manager speaks to reporters about the request for the Attorney General to investigate Bustamante Abuse allegations. (Photo: LiberalOC.com)

At noon on Tuesday a couple dozen women gathered at the Old Santa Ana Court House to call upon the California Attorney General to investigate the failures in management at the County of Orange. Specifically they want an investigation of how those failures allowed the sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by former Public Works Executive Manager and Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante to go unaddressed for so long.