Tag Archive for Pat Bates

So much for “Leadership” from Nguyen and Bates

OC Supervisor Pat Bates Photo: Chris Prevatt, TheLiberalOC

County Supervisor’s Patricia Bates and Janet Nguyen are unlikely to take leadership roles on the Board of Supervisors in 2014. Given the ongoing corruption investigations and back-room deals given to contractors—who fund their campaigns—that these two “leaders” are distancing themselves from a negative public impression of the board.

I’ll take this job for…

Yesterday we learned an interesting detail about how the “Negotiators” on the Orange County Board of Supervisors go about hiring a new CEO. Rumors have been floating around the Hall of Administration that the new CEO would be paid enough to offset the amount that they must pay to cover their share of their pension benefits.

Sanchez, DPOC Disappointed with OC BoS Over Politicizing Healthcare

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro have both issued statements regarding the politicization of healthcare by the County’s Board of Supervisors.  Barbaro and the DPOC released the following statement: Today, DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro added his voice to the growing number of concerned citizens in condemning last week’s decision by the Orange County…

A True Measure of Integrity: Transparency

Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.

Van Tran’s elusive Vietnamese support prompts ‘Peace’ with Supervisor Janet Nguyen

On Saturday we saw a curious dance between Assemblyman Van Tran and First District Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen orchestrated by Orange County GOP leader Scott Baugh. In what appeared to be a hastily called press conference by Tran, Nguyen announced that she was supporting the endorsement by GOP leaders of Assemblyman Van Tran for the Congressional seat currently held by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Even the press statement fired off after the photo-op, failed to include a single quote from Supervisor Nguyen.