Tag Archive for OCEA

Supes “Free Willi”-ams to continue business as usual

I’m sure that the fact that Williams personal attorney Phil Greer has represented all of the sitting members of the Board of Supervisors except for John Moorlach couldn’t possibly have played a role in the decisions of Supervisor’s Bates and Nguyen to oppose the solution recommended by CEO Tom Mauk (snark). Bates proposed looking into the matter further when the Board discusses the next County budget in May.

Capo Teachers and Anaheim Workers Protest Cuts to Dramatically Different Responses

There were two public meetings Tuesday night where public employees showed up to express their interest in resolving the budget shortfalls affecting both employers. One at the Capistrano Unified School District Board meeting, and one at the Anaheim City Council meeting. The employees were met with dramatically different responses from their governing officials. From the Orange County Register,…

Public Employee Pensions, Lies, and Audio Tape

There continues to be a great deal of criticism leveled at Public Employees regarding their pay, benefits and pensions. The criticism is largely based on false information and misleading facts. One of the biggest critics in Orange County has been the Orange County Register’s editorial writer Steve Greenhut. Mr. Greenhut has released a new book…

Governor Signs Correa Orange County Hybrid Retirement Plan

The following press release came out from Senator Correa’s office today: SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger has responded to calls for pension reform by signing into law a measure authored by Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) that could well serve as a template throughout California. Senate Bill 752 enacts a reform in pension law that…

Union calls for Sheriff to save jobs by cutting extra-help retirees

From the Orange County Register: An unlikely voice has joined the pension debate, singling out what he calls “pension abuse” in Orange County.Nick Berardino (left), general manager for the Orange County Employees Association, says the countywide practice of hiring retired county employees to return and perform part time work is wrong. At a time when…