Tag Archive for Orange County Government

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…

Still waiting to hear back from CEO Mauk

Yesterday afternoon I submitted the following inquiry to the Orange County CEO Tom Mauk through the County Media/Community Relations department. I would like to know if there is any addtional comment from CEO Mauk regarding the matter of Mr. Bustamante’s “joke” on Tuesday. It is clear the Mr. Bustamante was NOT at the Hall of…

Mr. Mauk, what will you do about Carlos?

Last Tuesday, OC Public Works Director of Administration, Carlos Bustamante made what some in the Red blogosphere call a “funny and on point joke.” Christian and I were discussing the vote. At that point, Carlos walked into the building. he and I shook hands and commiserated about the vote. I told Carlos that I was…

Sexist Comments by OC Public Works Dir. of Administration

When is a joke not a joke? As we pointed out in an earlier post, Christian Berthelsen political reporter for the LA Times related in an article on Thursday comments made by Republican Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as the new OC Sheriff. Apparently, Bustamante walks up to…

Carlos Bustamante: Making Santa Ana Proud (??!!)

Oh, my! Take a look at what some LA paper overheard Santa Ana City Councilmember Carlos Bustamante saying in response to Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters not being chosen to become Orange County’s next Sheriff: “I kept telling the chief,” he said, referring to Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters, who narrowly lost the…

Supervisor Nguyen on Hutchens Appointment

I asked Supervisor Nguyen to comment on the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff. I finally heard back from her, so here is what she said. This was one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve made since being in office.  Both Chief Paul Walters and Chief Sandra Hutchens are highly qualified for…

Gas Crisis: OCEA Insists County Act

The following letter came in late yesterday from Nick Berardino at the Orange County Employees Association. It appears that while county workers want to take action and work collectively to address the impact of explosive gas prices on workers and the Orange County community, County Executives couldn’t be bothered.  June 9, 2008 Tom Mauk Chief Executive…