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All Hail The Emperor Chicken Little

As expected, political retaliation rules the day at the Board of Supervisors in Orange County. The Emperor Chicken Little Moorlach got his way and began the retaliation against Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) board members who voted to defend the Retirement Fund, as required by law, against the law suit Moorlach has pushed in…

OCWD Sues Polluters

Hot off the wire –  Orange County Water District Initiates Lawsuit Against industries that have polluted the groundwater with INDUSTRIAL Chemicals Drinking Water is Safe; Proactive Action Required to Protect Orange County’s Groundwater Basin from Further Contamination Fountain Valley, Calif. (June 23, 2008) – The Orange County Water District (OCWD) filed suit today against several…

Hmmm… I Wonder Why…

Traffic on the toll roads has dropped 10.1%? Can anyone guess why? What’s the reason for fewer people filling up their cars with that lovely $4.60+ per gallon gas to pay even more money to speed down the toll road while emitting more greenhouse gases? Can you help me figure this out? I mean, aren’t…

Moorlach: Do as I say or You’re Fired!

I wrote about this on June 3rd Moorlach is a sore-loser! but since it is on the Board of Supes. meeting agenda for Tuesday I think it’s appropriate that the matter be revisited. To recap - Board Chairman and Emperor, Chicken Little John Moorlach was quite pissed off when the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) Board of Directors chose…

Supervisor Nguyen Responds to Greenhut

In reviewing the Orange County Register’s opinion pages on Sunday I came across Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s rebuttal to Steven Greenhut’s criticisms of her and Supervisor Bates’ votes for Sandra Hutchens as Orange County’s Sheriff. Glad to see they gave some ink to the rationale for the majority view of the Board. This would of course be in…

Sheriff Hutchens: Stepping off on a secretive left foot

This morning ther was a bit of a scramble at the Hall of Administration. Fifth floor staff (BOS) were surprised with a morning email announcement from Chairman John Moorlach. He informed his colleagues that he was granting a request from Sandra Hutchens for a private swearing in ceremony today, supposedly so she could get to…

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…