The Orange County Register reported yesterday on the attempted exit from the race by the lone Republican in the race, Jose “Joe” Moreno. It seems that Mr. Moreno’s candidacy poses a problem for his employer, the County of Orange Social Services Agency.
On Monday, the County of Orange Social Services Agency called employees working at the Agency facility located at 840 N. Eckhoff Street in Orange for an urgent meeting to discuss toxic waste tests at the location. It turns out, they’ve found significant levels of perchloroethylene, a known carcinogen, in the ground under the facility.
Around the end of April and early May, Iglesias and her supporters were actively gathering signatures for her independent campaign for Congress. Those supporters included her sister Sylvia a SSA Manager and an SSA employee at the same office as Sylvia (a close family friend to both Iglesias sisters). One of the places that the SSA employee sought signatures was at work. Our investigation has found at this point ten workers, at the Santa Ana Central Regional Office (CRO) of SSA, who were allegedly approached by this employee to sign Cecilia Iglesiasâ€™ nomination petition at the SSA worksite.
Cecilia Iglesias worked in a federally funded position with the Social Services Agency, in violation of the Hatch Act, for 8½ months before she resigned. Her resignation from SSA was likely not voluntary since the only option for SSA was to either dismiss her or forfeit a portion of its federal assistance.
BREAKING NEWS fromÂ Total Buzz. The Western Center on Law and Poverty has filed a class action lawsuit against the County of Orange arguing that the recent job cuts implemented at the social service agency are unlawful because they create long delays for needy people to receive benefits. This month, the county began handing out lay…