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Mauk Selects New Health Care Agency Director

The following release came in to our email box at about 5:30 pm Monday. (Santa Ana, CA) — County Executive Officer Thomas G. Mauk has appointed David L. Riley to serve as Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), effective immediately. “The panel interviewing candidates for Health Care Agency Director unanimously recommended David’s appointment…

Orange County Budget Slated For Approval Today

SANTA ANA – Today being the last day of the County fiscal year it is also the last day for the Board of Supervisors to approve their final budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year. As we saw in the budget hearings last week, there will be significant cuts to programs and services due to the…

County denies breast cancer program for young women

The Health Care Agency of Orange County, under direction from the board of supervisors, won’t fund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Care Program UPDATE: We got a call back from HCA spokesperson Deanne Thompson this afternoon regarding the Planned Parenthood grant application. According to Thompson the Health Care Agency has not yet made a final determination…

Weekly Address: Government Actions to Address the H1N1 Flu Virus

From The White House Blog: In his Weekly Address, the President discusses the government’s response to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, from school closings to activating online social networks. He urges Americans to be calm but cautious. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6iNiOBw9rc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] President Obama:  This is also why the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that schools and child…

OC Supervisor Perks: Cushy Jobs for Friends and Family

We’ve been following the perks that OC Supervisors get at taxpayer expense for a while now. One of those perks we haven’t covered in much detail is the practice of handing out cushy management jobs to their former staff members. The ability to appoint their friends to high paid management level county jobs in their district offices isn’t unusual…

On The Agenda This Week…

A few items on the Agenda for the Tuesday, March 3, 2009 meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors have raised my interest. First we have: 36. Revised Title to read: County Executive Office – Response to 2/10/09 Board Directive regarding HOA Security Services – All Districts  Receive and file proposal from Santa Ana…

County Performance Auditor Dings Health Care Agency

And in other Orange County government news… The Orange County Register’s Norberto Santana and Tony Saavedra report that the County Performance Auditor has weighed in on the administration of health care for county jail inmates. It ain’t pretty. Problems within the Correctional Medical Services program have festered for numerous years despite heated complaints from nurses and…