Supervisor John Moorlach, Orange County’s very own Chicken Little, can no longer make the claim that he predicted the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Jefferson County, Alabama has knocked us down a notch by filing a $4.1 billion bankruptcy petition yesterday.
In looking at tonight’s agenda for the Costa Mesa City Council, I find myself wondering if the Four Boys of the Council have been hanging out in secret a bit too much at Monahan’s Pub. In spite of the fact that they have been told by a judge that they cannot contract out to private contractors any jobs currently held by public employees they are still spending the time of City staff, high priced consultants, and the City Council, on the fools errand of outsourcing before determining feasibility, or if it will actually save any money.
On Tuesday the Orange County Board of Supervisors placed politics before sound policy and took the unusual step of rejecting a request from the Orange County Health Care Agency to apply for $10 million in federal grant funding to provide health education targeting the reduction in county obesity and smoking rates. The grant funds were…
The results of a performance audit of the County Human Resources Department (HRD) were released and they aren’t pretty to say the least. The 50 findings and recommendations illustrate a picture of a department where executive managers were sneaking through raises and promotions while no one was watching.