Norberto Santana, Jr. over at Voice of OC reports that County CEO Tom Mauk and the Orange County Attorneys’ Association are having a bit of a dust up over their deferred raises that Mauk ordered not be included in the 2010-2011 county budget approved last month. Last year, Mauk’s managers kept their deferred raises.
Downtown Santa Ana came alive last night as many of the political campaigns and insiders chose the Artists Village of Santa Ana to host their election night parties. The night was filled with some suprises, good(Steven Choi and Bill Hunt going down) and bad(Shawn Nelson winning).
TodayÂ is Primary Election Day in California. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm. To find your Orange County Polling Place go to www.ocvote.com. The California Democratic Party ballot recommendations are HERE, and my recommendations are here. The Drinking Liberally gang will be gathering with the Orange County Young Democrats at Memphis at the Santora…
Itâ€™s an election-night extravaganza. KOCE will be broadcasting LIVE, with interviews of candidates, politicians, and analysts on a special edition of Real Orange. Voice of OC (Orange Countyâ€™s nonprofit investigative news agency) will also be providing coverage and commentary throughout the evening.
Terry Francke, the Voice of OC’s consultant on government access, comments on the situation in Westminster over probable violations of the Brown Act. According to Francke, when three members of the Westminster City Council released a press statement… they violated the Brown Act
In an April 6 letter to Nelson, the FPPC said “your actions violated the (Political Reform) Act” because he should have filed his statement by March 12 but “only filed your statement on March 22, 2010, after you learned that a sworn complaint (by Grindle) was filed against you.”
Back at the end of March, employees of the Orange County Assessor’s office represented by the Orange County Employees Association disclosed to the Board of Supervisors allegations of mismanagement and possible improper conduct by County Assessor Webster Guillory. In A dramatic video, the employees with their identities concealed to protect them from possible retaliation, accused…