Tag Archive for Orange County Government

Getting Away With Fraud?

Sometimes it seems that government officials have no ethics anymore. In the case of Orange County, it is interesting how many instances of corruption or ethical lapses are prevalent in our government institutions. Whether it is Sheriff Mike Corona and his “Coronies,” the Capistrano Unified and Santa Ana Unified School District administrators, or senior managers…

Time to Move Forward In the First District

Janet Nguyen was sworn in yesterday as the first Vietnamese-American elected Supervisor in Orange County and the youngest as well.  This election has been a roller coaster ride for both Janet and Trung Nguyen.  Both candidates have held the lead at different points in time.   Both candidates have also been accused of promoting anti-Latino sentiments,…

Nguyen vs. Nguyen: Team Janet ahead by 3 votes

H/T to Matt over at Red County/OCBlog.  He brought us the live play by play coverage that no one else could. Great Job Matt! Wish I could have been there to see it in person.        Here are the links to his posts.  We’re back to court on Monday and Judge Brenner indicated that there will be…

State Supreme Court Upholds California Voting Rights Act.

Law allows voters to challege at-large elections over minority representation From the Associated Press on OCRegister.com FRESNO — A state law allowing voters to challenge at-large elections systems on the basis that they dilute the strength of minority voters will stand, after the California Supreme Court declined to review the case Wednesday. The high court’s…

Misplaced Faith

Okay, this story is a year old but it is still important to remember this mess when there are members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors (all of them) who think that contractng out is the best way to deliver county services.  This story, and the more recent example of problems that OCTA has…