Tata Pays $26 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Failed Software

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2016
Contact: Jean Pasco
(714) 834-7218
jean.pasco@ocgov.com

Tata Pays $26 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Failed Software
Global software vendor Tata Consultancy Services and its U.S. affiliate have paid the County $26 million to settle litigation over a failed replacement to the County’s automated property tax system that initially was to have been completed in 2010 but was never delivered. Following mediation held late last month, the Board of Supervisors approved the settlement proposal of United States Magistrate Judge Jay C. Gandhi.  Tata also approved the mediator’s proposal, which resulted in a binding agreement.  On Friday, August 19, 2016, the County received notification that the $26 million settlement payment from Tata had been wired to the County Treasurer-Tax Collector. In exchange for this payment, the County will now dismiss its lawsuit against Tata, which in turn will dismiss its cross complaint.

Voting Wars: What Is Keeping Asian-Americans From the Polls?

They are the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., have the highest income and are the best educated. But they have the lowest voter participation of any demographic group due largely to language, cultural barriers and discrimination.

Westminster Mayor Pro Tem Sergio Contreras Announces Re-election Campaign

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Orange County Board of Education Trustee Endorses Rickk Montoya For Garden Grove City Council

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August 18, 2016
Contact: Jason Mills (714) 576-4303

 
Orange County Board of Education Trustee Rebecca “Beckie” Gomez Endorses Rickk Montoya For Garden Grove City Council District 6
Garden Grove, CA    Orange County Board of Education Trustee Rebecca Gomez today announced her Endorsement of Rickk Montoya for Garden Grove City Council District 6. “I’m proud to endorse Rickk Montoya for Garden Grove City Council District 6,” said Trustee Gomez. “As a lifelong resident of East Garden Grove, Rickk understands his community.

Lou Correa Endorses Kim Bernice Nguyen for Garden Grove City Council District 6

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/22/2016
Contact: info@kimnguyen2016.com
Former State Senator and Congressional Candidate Lou Correa Endorses Kim Bernice Nguyen for Garden Grove City Council District 6
Garden Grove, Calif. – Former State Senator and current Congressional Candidate Lou Correa has endorsed Kim Nguyen for Garden Grove City Council, District 6. Lou Correa has a long distinguished history, having represented Central Orange County in the State Assembly, County Board of Supervisors and the State Senate.

Vong Xavier Nguyen Announces for Coast Community College District, Area 2

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Contact: ATTN: Betty Young, VoteVong@gmail.com
Vong Xavier Nguyen Announces for Coast Community College District, Area 2
Vong Xavier Nguyen has announced his candidacy for Area 2 of the Coast Community College District. After withdrawing from the City of Garden Grove’s first districted city council race, Mr. Nguyen has endorsed Thu-Ha Nguyen* for District 3’s partial term. If elected, Vong Xavier Nguyen would be the first Vietnamese American on the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees, while representing the District's only majority Asian area.

Melissa Fox Files for Irvine City Council

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Contact: Jason Mills (714) 576-4303

Melissa Fox Files for Irvine City Council
IRVINE, CA Irvine Community Services Commissioner Melissa Fox announced today that she has officially filed for an open seat on the Irvine City Council and qualified for the ballot in the November 8th General Election. "As a business owner, attorney and Irvine Community Services Commissioner," Fox stated. "I understand the relationship between strong, pro-resident leadership and our quality of life.

OC Streetcar Receives $28 Million Boost From State

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 16, 2016
OC Streetcar Receives $28 Million Boost From State
California’s Cap-and-Trade Program delivers funding to improve transit options and connectivity in Orange County while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
ORANGE – Plans for Orange County’s first modern streetcar rolled forward today, thanks to a $28 million state-funded grant for projects that will boost public transit ridership and help improve the environment. The funding comes from the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)-administered Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, a part of the Cap-and-Trade Program, which seeks to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions through transformative rail and transit capital investments.

Mesa Verde Community, Inc. to Hold Their 16th City Council Candidates Forum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            VIRGINIA VARGAS
AUGUST 16, 2016                                                                                714-833-2295

 
MESA VERDE COMMUNITY, INC. TO HOLD THEIR 16th CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM
Costa Mesa, Ca., On Wednesday August 24, 2016, Mesa Verde Community, Inc will celebrate their 16th Costa Mesa City Council Candidates Forum. That's a whopping 32 years that the local all volunteer HOA has been hosting City Council Candidates Forums.

The event will be held at the Downtown Community Center located at 1845 Park Ave, in the Costa Mesa room. Festivities start at 6:30pm with a Candidates meet and greet and the program starting promptly at 7:00pm. All of the candidates have been invited.

Resnick: Rancho Santiago Community College Trustees Fail to Listen

Dr. Barry Resnick, long time professor at Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD), argues that the RSCCD board has been tone deaf to faculty and the community. He points to an agreement to assist in the operation of colleges in Saudi Arabia as problematic.

Voting Wars: Minority Communities Gain as District Voting Proliferates

Historically, most California cities and school districts have elected their representatives through at-large electoral systems. This has, in many cases, led to the disenfranchisement of minority populations. But California Voting Rights Act lawsuits in O.C. and elsewhere are changing that reality.

Residents at an Anaheim City Council meeting in early 2016 protesting the council's rejection of the voting district map known as the "people's map." Council ultimately reversed that decision.
Nick Gerda / Voice of OC

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