When the discussion over approval of an ordinance to register professional lobbyists working the fifth floor of the Orange County Hall of Administration came up in late September and November 2010, we thought it would be helpful to find out who the Board of Supervisors were meeting with.
Moorlach complained. “I’m not excited about paying for the reverse pickup, which doesn’t give me much of a benefit. So I’m curious, in your research (for) current electeds, if we do have an option (to return to the previous benefit level of 1.67% @ 57.5) that would be something I would like to see explored.”
On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to require the registration of individuals who engage in lobbying activities before the County of Orange. Specifically “lobbying activities” means any oral, written, or electronic communication to a County Supervisor, made directly or indirectly, for the purpose of persuading or influencing official actions or decisions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
I’m not really sure how many nails this coffin needs but Supervisor John Moorlach and the Orange County Board of Supervisors were on the receiving end of another coffin nail from the California 2nd District Court of Appeals. The Court ruled Wednesday in a 3-0 decision that the lawsuit brought by the County of Orange…
On Sunday, Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) General Manager Nick Berardino responded to Supervisor John Moorlach’s op-ed regarding the looming state and local budget shortfalls and the impact of public employee pensions on that crisis. Berardino points out that OCEA members have taken the lead in reform and Moortlach’s rhetoric does more to move us backwards on the road towards futher cooperation.