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Tahilramani interview peels back the onion smell of a “Culture of Harassment” in County administration

Former county HR manager Kathleen Tahilramani. (Photo by: Nick Gerda/Voice of OC)

The lawsuit by former OC Waste and Recycling Human Resources manager Kathleen Tahilramani was brought to light in a Voice of OC story in September 2012. In her suit Tahilramani alleged improper conduct by County CEO Mike Giancola, the then director of OC Waste and Recycling, claiming harassment and retaliation because Tahilramani reported allegation of improper conduct to Central Human Resources.

Playing Politics with Public Employee Pensions

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While most people have likely been mesmerized by the headlines citing rising pension costs, a less visible campaign has been waged locally by self-described “pension reformers” to needlessly raise the cost of public pensions for the taxpayer, and their public employees to astronomical levels

Non Elected Government Officials Having a Bad Day

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The Voice of OC broke two stories yesterday that the County of Orange officially fired Alisa Drakodaidis, Orange County deputy CEO, yesterday and Jill Arthur, an assistant city manager for the City of Santa Ana , has been placed on leave pending an investigation into her alleged behavior following an automobile accident.

Santa Ana again makes “Special Payout” news

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The Voice of OC story of retired Santa Ana Police Department executive Inspector Hank Couisine receiving a payout of more than a year’s worth of vacation, sick, holiday, and comp-time pay upon his retirement caught my eye this morning. My first reaction was; “I know the guy!”