Today we have a bit of a busy morning in the news department on both the local and national scene. Locally: Santa Ana Mayor Is Director of Bank Under Federal Watch and Supervisors Balk at Funding for Obesity Programs.
SANTA ANA â€” Even though in JanuaryÂ the Orange County Board of SupervisorsÂ experienced Another Nail in the Coffin for Moorlachâ€™s Pension Lawsuit Folly, they have decided to continue their failed lawsuit to overturn negotiated retroactive pension benefits of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. After spending more than $2 Â¼ million on their fools errand, they’re planning to…
On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to require the registration of individuals who engage in lobbying activities before the County of Orange. Specifically “lobbying activities” means any oral, written, or electronic communication to a County Supervisor, made directly or indirectly, for the purpose of persuading or influencing official actions or decisions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
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.
Californians Aware (CalAware) has advised the state associations representing most local government agencies that their members may be subject to short notice lawsuits for some common violations of the open meeting law. On Monday CalAware sent letters to six local government associations based in the Sacramento area: the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, the California School Boards Association, the California Special Districts Association, the Association of California Water Agencies and the Association of California Healthcare Districts