The new budget includes 36 fewer employee positions than in FY 09-10, continuing a trend that has resulted in a decrease of more than 1,000 County employee positions since FY 07-08. In recognition of the impact of the continuing economic downturn on the County, the Board of Supervisors also extended through December 16, 2010 a resolution authorizing elected officials to contribute five percent of their salary to the County and extended a 5% pay reduction for County executive managers.
Today is the day that Shawn Nelson take the 4th District Supervisor seat vacated by Chris Norby. Nelson will fill the unexpired portion of Norby’s term, whichwilll end with the year. Nelson will jump right into things when he takes his oath first thing at today’s Board meeting. Next week Nelson will have his first major vote, the approval of county budget.
In August 2009 Shawn Nelson tells the Board of Supervisors that they have the obligation to sue the City of Fullerton to block the redevelopment expansion and not accept the payoff that the city has offered. Now there is nothing wrong with a member of a city council disagreeing with the majority vote of his council. It is however wrong for any elected official to encourage another government entity to sue the one he represents as a member of the City Council.
Two pieces of mail are hitting mail boxes in the 4th Supervisor’s District from the Orange County Labor Federation on June 1st. The first is a general mailer pointing out Shawn Nelson’s TEA Party credentials. My guess is it isn’t going to Republican households.
Shawn Nelson’s firm was soliciting criminal defense referrals from law firms across Southern California at the very time Nelson was telling the OC Register that he had scrubbed those web domains and the corresponding web pages of such appeals to clients.
This mail piece landed on door steps in the 4th supervisorial district on WednesdayÂ from the OCEA IE Committee. I’m getting the feeling that the fact that Shawn Nelson tried to hide his advertising for criminal clients doesn’t poll well with voters.
At a press conference in Fullerton this morning leaders of Crime Victims United of California today blasted Shawn Nelson for his cover-up of web solicitations advising convicted sex offenders. Nelson admitted his law firmâ€™s ads about avoiding Meganâ€™s Law registration requirements were just a way to boost his siteâ€™s ranking on Google.