On or about March 29th a press statement drafted by Council member Tyler Diep, was released to the Vietnamese media on behalf of the three Vietnamese members of the City Council, Tyler Diep, Andy Quach, and Tri Ta in their official capacities. The statement clearly indicates that they have discussed the matter amongst themselves and reached several conclusions in concert.
Last night, the Westminster City Council held a special meeting to resolve the conflict over the desire of multiple groups to host commemorative ceremonies marking the fall of Saigon 35 years ago in 1975. A group of 38 organizations, led by First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen was the first to pull a permit application to use Sid Goldstein Freedom Park on April 30 for their ceremony.
Campbell and board Chairwoman Janet Nguyen are sponsoring an emergency agenda item that calls for transferring Streetâ€™s investment authority to county Chief Financial Officer Bob Franz. â€œWe just donâ€™t believe itâ€™s proper to have someone found guilty in court of breaching his fiduciary duty to be responsible for managing the countyâ€™s investment funds,â€
Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors slammed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens over her reorganization plan announced last Friday. In that plan Sheriff Hutchens lays off 23 non-sworn personnel, while at the same time promoting 15 managers to fill vacancies in administrative ranks resulting from previous layoffs and retirements. In addition, Hutchens laid off Assistant Sheriff…
While I will agree that spending $350,000 at a time of a major budget crisis and while we are laying off workers is ill advised and a bit out of sync with reality; I’m not sure that one out of four County Supervisors objecting really makes it a controversy.
The Orange County Register reported Monday night that former Second District Supervisor Harriet M. Wieder has died. She was 89 years old. Wieder was elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 1973 and became Mayor in 1976. In 1978 Wieder became the first woman elected as a Supervisor in Orange County. She served on the Board from 1979 to 1995.
Yup, THE MELTDOWN. Who Could forget. People ran outside to call other politicos on their cell phones just to gossip about the incident. When a certain elected official, who probably was stressed out, went overboard and yelled at a nice woman who was just trying to walk to the restroom. You can click on the link or read below the stuff of political lore.