Tag Archive for OCEA

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.

Galloway issues Statement on Anaheim City Employees Contract

Voice of OC reporter Adam Elmahrek published this story about “generous” contracts provided to Anaheim city employees last month which promised the city’s general employees union with no layoffs, no outsourcing of city services, a stop to furloughs, and a lump sum payment of $2,200 to every employee who took furlough days as the city worked through…