Public Administrator/Public Guardian John Williams (Ret.) has a problem letting go and saying goodbye. Last year he announced he would retire on January 23, 2012. He now wants to keep the job which pays him his six-figure salary to do nothing. The Board of Supes. says goodbye, watch the door lock behind you.
The Orange County Register reported Monday that the job that Peggi Buff, the former number two in the ï»¿The Public Administrator/ Public Guardian’s ï»¿office, was granted at the Orange County Community Resources department was never a posted vacancy at the agency, and there was no recruitment done for the position.
Steve Rocco, former Orange School District Trustee and convicted ketchup theif has filed paperwork to run for Orange County Public Administrator. Having lost his campaign for Santa Ana City Council in 2008 many thought they had seen the last of this character’s name on the ballot.
I’m sure that the fact that Williams personal attorney Phil Greer has represented all of the sitting members of the Board of Supervisors except for John Moorlach couldn’t possibly have played a role in the decisions of Supervisor’s Bates and Nguyen to oppose the solution recommended by CEO Tom Mauk (snark). Bates proposed looking into the matter further when the Board discusses the next County budget in May.
So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…