Tag Archive for Supervisor Shawn Nelson

OC Supes Take a $10 Million Pass On Health Education Grant

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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…

Clueless or Racist?

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When I read the Voice of OC headline “County Supervisors Balk at Use of Spanish Word in Health Promotion” I had to ask myself the simple question, are they clueless or racist? After watching the discussion on the video, I’m leaning towards clueless.

Moorlach – Silence of the Lamb?

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“After conducting a diligent search for responsive records, we have been unable to locate in the possession of the County “a record of Supervisor Moorlach’s pension status.” – Howard Sutter, Manager, CEO Community/Media Relations (2-4-2011).

You’re A Mean One Mr. Moorlach

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Over the weekend Supervisor John Moorlach fired off a premptive Op-Ed in the Orange County Register attacking public employees and blaming their pension benefits for budget shortfalls and what the headline to his commentary describes as a “Formula for disaster.” Moorlach goes on with this misleading argument against defined benefit retirement plans.

In The News 11-22-10

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Here are some of the news stories on the radar screen that you may want to be aware of. Voice of OC Receives California Endowment Grant; Costa Mesa police chief, captain placed on leave; Nelson Pushes Lobby Reform II.

Nguyen and Campbell Sound Off On Hybrid Pension Debate

There has been a lot of criticism of the innovative employee pension plan negotiated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the labor unions representing County workers and managers. The innovative hybrid defined-benefit and 401(a) plan, first negotiated with Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) currently offers new employees the opportunity to select a lower…