With pressure from the community and revenue projections that seem to be too conservative for what is actually anticipated, the Irvine City Council voted 3-1 to preserve funding for the Irvine Barclay Theater, the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the…
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Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors will be discussing both the compensation for their new CEO and the appointment of that CEO, the latter in closed session. With all of the kerfuffle over the severance package and compensation that former CEO Tom Mauk received, one might think the Board of Supervisors would not try to ram anything through at the last minute.
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Anaheim, is the largest city in Orange County, and the city council controls the largest budget of any OC city. There are two of five city council seats up for election this year, and not incumbents seeking reelection. You would think, that there would be numerous public debates where the candidates could face off and tell the voters what they would do
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The first Santa Ana City Council meeting following the arrest of Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges, could be a long one. Sources say that Bustamante is expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. Even though the Council will not be discussing Bustamante’s arrest, it is expected that residents will express their disapproval of Bustamante, including calls for him to resign.
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Yesterday, Anaheim officials brazenly jumped over the line in order to conceal disclosable public records and refused to comply with a request from Voice of OC for email records. They did so by demanding $19,000 to provide 60-day old email records.
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Santa Ana spent $8,444.73 on an outside legal opinion on whether Councilwoman Alvarez could run for an additional Council term due to approval of Meadure D in 2007. But even with the invoice it seems that City Attorney Joe Straka has something he wants to hide, in addition to the conclusions of the report.
Well, 2011 is just about behind us and a presidential election year is just ahead – time flies. Let’s look back at some of the 2011 stories we covered here in no particular order. We can debate which one is…