Tag Archive for Orange County Government

Moorlach, Civilian Review, and Flies

“Moorlach’s proposal for a Civilian Review Board will be about as effective as killing flies with a shotgun.  It may or may not work, and it isn’t worth the damage it will cause. Why would you reach for a shotgun when the fly-swatter in your hand can do the job?” – Chris Prevatt

Origami Tigers & Civilian Review Boards

I posted Monday morning on the topic of the proposed Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) scheduled for discussion by the OC Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.  It seems that my original post has been characterized by Steven Greenhut at the Register’s Orange Punch Blog and to a lesser extent by Jubal (Matt Cunningham) over…

Paper Tigers: Moorlach does Origami

You’ve got to wonder… When exactly did the earth tilt suddenly on its axis to the point of being upside down? I saw this headline on the Register’s Orange Punch blog on Saturday: Key Lincoln Club members endorse civilian review board. It used to be that conservatives, and Republicans in general, wouldn’t be caught dead…

County Retirement System CEO Leaving OC

Keith Bozarth, Chief Executive office of the $7 billion Orange County Employees Retiremment System has has been appointed executive director of the $93 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board(SWIB).  Bozarth, a lawyer and native of Hannibal, Mo., will begin work in Wisconsin June 25. He will replace the retiring David Mills, who has held the…

Outsourcing Reporters

  Martin over at Total Buzz Blog found this story from AP and posted it on Friday. The story caught my eye in light of the coverage county workers have recieved from our local media regarding the outsourcing of government jobs embraced and promoted by OC Supervisor Moorlach.  The slant from the reporters covering this issue has appeared…

OC HIV/AIDS services targeting minorities in jeopardy

On April 15, 2007 I posted on the final resolution of the Orange County Health Care Agency’s mismanagement of federal HIV/AIDS funding targeting minority populations, Getting Away With Fraud. I found this report from Raw Story about the suspension of funding for HIV/AIDS services targeting miniority populations. The delay in funding these programs has a direct…

Janet Violates Fundraising Limits

Just wondering how many times “I didn’t understand the law” is going to continue to fly.  See this story in today’s LA Times on Janet Nguyen accepting contributions above the maximum limits.  Much has been written about Janet’s team of advisers, lawyers and consultants.  Janet will have to pay contributions back plus any fines associated with…