Tag Archive for OCEA

Costa Mesa Mayor’s Bar Attacked By Vandals

Mayor Gary Monahan's Bar, Skosh Monahans in Costa Mesa

Early Saturday morning, vandals threw a brick through the front door window of Costa Mesa Mayor Gary Monahan’s bar Skosh Monahan’s. According to Monahan as quoted in press reports, a note was attached to the brick that was allegedly critical of the Mayor and his plans to lay off more than 200 city workers and outsource the services they perform.

Boot Camp makes it sound like War. But it doesn’t need to be.

GOP Chairman Scott Baugh is touting the “Pension Boot Camp” as a “non-partisan” event. You see, you can do that if you want to, all you need are some good front groups with a names like California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility, the California Independent Voter Network, Governing Magazine and the Pacific Research Institute.

The dawn of new leadership in Sacramento

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Today is Inauguration Day in Sacramento for our new Governor Jerry Brown. In the spirit of this new dawn we bring you the day break picture from the Hot Dog Tent on the Capitol lawn sponsored by Orange County Employee’s Association and Senator Lou Correa.

OCEA’s Berardino: Time to move forward, not back, on pensions

Nick Berardino-OCYD Clinton Awards

On Sunday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino responded to Supervisor John Moorlach’s op-ed regarding the looming state and local budget shortfalls and the impact of public employee pensions on that crisis. Berardino points out that OCEA members have taken the lead in reform and Moortlach’s rhetoric does more to move us backwards on the road towards futher cooperation.

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.