Tag Archive for Orange County Board of Supervisors

Ideology Trumps Good Policy, Again.

From our Faith-based Government file we have news that negotiations between the Orange County Health Care Agency and Planned Parenthood have broken down related to a request for funding of a Breast Cancer Health care program. Not surprising when you consider the faith-based policy decision the Board of Supervisors made a few months ago in…

OC Supes Approve 3yr Contract with County Workers

This morning, in a 4-0 vote, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a three year agreement with employees represented by the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA). Supervisor Norby got married yesterday and was absent for the vote. The contract provides for no salary increase during the three year agreement while allowing for discussion to be…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

Greenhut: Moorlach views Norby as demagogue

Steven Greenhut penned one of his more balanced columns on Sunday (Moorlach ‘grows’ in office), which he follows up on in a post on the Orange Punch blog today. Sorry, but Moorlach views Norby as demagogue Supervisor John Moorlach responded to my Sunday column in his email blast today (reprinted below), and it strikes me as…

Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

At the close of their budget hearing the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the overall county budget by around 18% and to cut their own pay, and that of executive managers, by a LARGELY SYMBOLIC 5%. Total Buzz has a story up now and we will comment later tonight or tomorrow, but…

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…