Benjamin Jealous, the head of the NAACP, wrote this post for CNN.com about the NAACP’s recent resolution asking the Tea Party crowd to repudiate racism in their ranks. He wrote: “It is unfortunate that at a time when our nation is reeling in the midst of one of the most devastating downturns in our economy…
Local gives unbiased post election analysis of Orange County Labor’s humiliating defeat and electoral shortcomings.
Earlier this week in Utah, a list of 1,300 people with their personal addresses, social security numbers and family memebers were sent out to media outlets, law enforcement agencies and other random targets. This got the state of Utah to investigate. It turns out two state employees who work in the department that issues food stamps and other social services are behind the list. You can read the story HERE.
At the Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday newly mintedÂ Fourth District Supervisor Shawn Nelson jumped at the chance to criticize the hybrid pension plan that the county and Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) negotiated last year. In discussing the extension of a contract with a Washington, D.C. law firm representing the county in negotiations with the…
Today is the day that Shawn Nelson take the 4th District Supervisor seat vacated by Chris Norby. Nelson will fill the unexpired portion of Norby’s term, whichwilll end with the year. Nelson will jump right into things when he takes his oath first thing at today’s Board meeting. Next week Nelson will have his first major vote, the approval of county budget.
Back on June 4th I wrote about how Shawn Nelson had surprisingly shifted his anticipated support for the proposed Coyote Hills development in Fullerton. For those who needed more proof of his duplicity I read yesterday in the Voice Of OC that Nelson, during his final meeting as a Fullerton councilman, asked his colleagues to hold a special meeting so that he could reconsider the matter.
“CEO staff briefed Mr. Nelson and a member of his staff on the budget late last week and offered to be available for any follow-up questions they might have,” County Spokesman Howard Sutter said. “He has also been provided with the same budget books and summaries as received by the offices of the four current Board members.”