Here are some stories in the news today that we’re following. OC Supervisors to hold Emergency Meeting over handling of Bustamante Sexual Harassment allegations, Quirk-Silva to Run for Assembly, OCERS and Stanford argue over pension cost analysis
Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante had to have been riding high last year when he got a quiet and unannounced promotion to Executive Manager with OC Public Works. His promotion, which County Performance Auditor Steve Danley found lacked proper justification, also included a $9,180 car allowance.
The Orange County Register reported Monday that the job that Peggi Buff, the former number two in the ï»¿The Public Administrator/ Public Guardian’s ï»¿office, was granted at the Orange County Community Resources department was never a posted vacancy at the agency, and there was no recruitment done for the position.
Norberto Santana, Jr. reported on the Voice of OC Monday evening the news that Supervisor John Moorlach’s former chief of staff Mario Mainero is back in Orange County’s employ. Mainero, now a professor at Chapman University Law School, will advise County CEO Tom Mauk as the county prepares for it’s upcoming appeal of a 2009 decision by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to throw out the case.
OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino challenged County CEO Tom Mauk to a debate about executive compensation during the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Berardino also called for Supervisors to start paying for their pensions during a discussion about whether Supervisors should move toward a defined contribution retirement plan.