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.
by Chris Prevatt • • 7 Comments
“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).
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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.
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Supervisor Bill Campbell “was surprised” to learn that his colleagues were introducing a last minute proposal for lobbyist registration. But he told his colleagues that the “devil is in the details” and after reviewing their proposal he felt it would be more appropriately named the “Citizen Registration Ordinance.”
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
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.
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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…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 11 Comments
Fourth District County Supervisor Shawn Nelson called usÂ Thursday afternoon to offer his explanation for his opting into the county’s pension system, which he campaigned on reforming this Spring.Â Shortly after taking office, Nelson said that he was presented with a…