Tag Archive for Unions

Dana Parsons on Deputy Sheriff Pensions

Dana Parsons dives into the debate on Deputy Sheriff pensions in his column today. I find his discussion to be far more balanced than the biased reports and commentaries in the OCRegister. But, I figure there may be some differing opinions out there. I wish I were more resolute for one side or the other.…

Greenhut Gas

Over here at TheLiberalOC.com we really do enjoy the dialogue with Steven Greenhut over at the OCRegister, even if I can’t convince our spam filter that Steven’s comments aren’t really spam.   Yes folks, he really does believe the stuff he writes, particularly over on the Orange Punch blog. With that in mind, and in recognition of the Orange Punch coverage of…

O.C Treasurer Should Resign

At least that is what Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino has to say about Chriss Street’s legal and ethics troubles. Today Berardino also called on Supervisor Moorlach to join him in urging his hand picked successor to resign. Peggy Lowe has the scoop over at

Oops, Jabba was right, sort of.

On Wednesday I fired off a post claiming that Jabbering Jabba the Greenhut was wrong about the amount of Sheriff Carona’s pension benefit.  Jabba had claimed in a post on th Regiister’s Orange Punch Blog that day that Sheriff Carona received the 3% @ 50 Pension benefit, I said it was 2.7 @ 55. Well,…

Jabba the Greenhut: Wrong Again!

You know, I just love it when people who should know better jump on their keyboards with an opinion before checking ther facts. I’m scrolling through the Register’s Orange Punch Blog and I find this post by Steven Greenhut titled “Corona Protects His Own Retroactive Pension Spike” Greenhut opens by claiming that Sheriff Corona was…

Lemmings on the march

Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took a step towards challenging the decision of the Board of Supervisors in 2001 to grant an additional 1% of salary per year of service to the pension calculation for public safety officers.  The constitutional challenge, proposed by Supervisor Moorlach, affects both Deputy Sheriff’s and District Attorney Investigators…

A Gift of Public Funds… to Rich People with Boats

So Moorlach, why wasn’t this action by you and your colleagues not unconstitutional? Folded into the Orange County Budget Resolution for 2008 was the following as item #5: Authorize Auditor-Controller to pay 2003 through 2006 Possessory Interest Tax for Dana Point Harbor boat slip licensees of approximately $850,000 from Fund 108.  This item is related…