Tag Archive for Orange County Government

Trung Nguyen and the Power of Positive Thinking

Can Nguyen vs. Janet Nguyen No I’m not making this up. Reminds me a bit of Will B. King who pulled papers for this election. Can Nguyen is the name of the front person for Trung Nguyen’s election challenge lawsuit. The Power of Positive Thinking, wasn’t that the name of a philosophy book written taught…

Supervisors looking at building a Great Pyramid in Irvine

No, I’m not joking. On todays Board Agenda, the Board had a rather innocuous Consent Item which they pulled for discussion. The matter related to the disposition of some leftover County property from the former El Toro Marine Base. During the discussion Supervisor Moorlach suggested that the staff be directed to look into the possibility…

Trung’s Lead Erased. Janet Wins!

UDATE: The candidates are stating their arguments to the Board of Supervisors this morning as to whether Janet Nguyen should be sworn in today as the new First District Supervisor. Oh the madness, oh the insanity. Stay tuned… More to come. The Board succumbs to the Dark Side of the Force (Schroder), so the 1st…

Let them eat pie?

On Thursday the 22nd of February Board Chairman, Fourth District Supervisor Chris Norby, and his wife Marsha served County workers lunch in honor of George Washington’s Birthday. Workers were treated to Ham or Turkey sandwiches, potato salad, and cherry pie. Chairman Norby paid for the lunch himself with left over campaign funds. One of the…

OC Board Hopes to Keep Mauk as CEO

From the OCRegister.com County CEO could stay put Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday to counter L.A. offer to Tom Mauk By NORBERTO SANTANA Jr. The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER They took the Angels name. But Orange County supervisors say it might be tougher for Los Angeles to grab the county’s CEO. Los Angeles county officials on…

Failure of Contracting Out Public Services

Here is an example of one of the many reasons why the idea of contracting out County jobs is a bad idea.  O.C. transit officials rethink contract for troubled Access paratransit program I hope OC Supervisor Moorlach reads this story; maybe it will influence his belief that if you can find the service in the…

Orange County Executive Officer Leaving

I just came from the OCEA Leadership Conference in Anaheim today. Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris Norby was our last speaker of the day and he confirmed that County Executive Officer Thomas Mauk is leaving Orange County for Los Angeles County.  The news will hit the papers tomorrow (OC Register.com) (LATIMES.com), but I wanted to give…