First County Financial Report Detailing Unfunded Pension Liability Now Online

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 3, 2016                            

Contact: Eric Woolery 714-834-2457
                                                      eric.woolery@ac.ocgov.com
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                                                                                    Meg Waters 714-834-2318
                                                                                    meg.waters@ac.ocgov.com
 

First County Financial Report Detailing Unfunded Pension Liability Now Online
FY 2014-15 Comprehensive Financial Accounting Report (CAFR) and OC Citizens’ Report Released
 
The Orange County Auditor-Controller released the Comprehensive Financial Accounting Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2014-15 and the OC Citizens’ report, a companion piece written in non-technical language. According to Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery, “Orange County had a good fiscal year 2014-15, revenues were up, expenses were down, but the talk of the town is the new line item on the financial statements, the Net Pension Liability or NPL.”
 
Net Pension Liability (NPL)
 
The NPL is not new; the pension liability has always been reported in the footnotes to financial statements.  However, a new accounting standard issued by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB 68) now requires all government agencies to show their pension liability on the face of the Statement of Net Position.

Orange County Coastkeeper Calls for Residents to Rally Against Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. MEDIA ALERT
February 3, 2016

Contact: Lauren Zerweck, lauren@gomixte.com, 619-315-1905
Orange County Coastkeeper Calls for Residents to Rally Against Huntington Beach Desalination Plant
Orange County Water District to reveal additional costs of already overpriced water

WHAT: Coastkeeper urges Orange County residents to attend Orange County Water District’s meeting regarding the cost of distributing desalinated water from the proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Plant. Desalination is already by far the most expensive option for an alternative water source and the added costs of distribution will place an additional financial burden on taxpayers.

Orange County Residents Can Ride Metrolink Free to Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 2, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
OCTA: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Metrolink: Scott Johnson (213) 452-0205

 
Orange County Residents Can Ride Metrolink Free to Chinatown to Celebrate the Lunar New Year 
 The first 100 guests at the Irvine Metrolink Station will receive a free round-trip ticket

ORANGE – Orange County residents are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a free Metrolink ride to Chinatown in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb.

Average Orange County Fire Authority Employee Received $213,000 in Total Compensation

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release
Contact Robert Fellner, 559-462-0122

Average Orange County Fire Authority employee received $213,000 in total compensation

Today, Transparent California released 2014 public employee compensation data — complete with names, pay, and benefits — for 20 of Orange County's largest special districts, representing over 95 percent of all Orange County special district workers. The average full-time, year-round Orange County special district worker received $143,582 in total compensation.

Former Treasurer For Congressman’s Election Committee to be Arraigned For Embezzling Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds and Separate Employer

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Case # 16CF0269

Date: February 2, 2016
FORMER TREASURER FOR CONGRESSMAN'S ELECTION COMMITTEE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR EMBEZZLING OVER $300,000 FROM CAMPAIGN FUNDS AND SEPARATE EMPLOYER
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A former volunteer treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's re-election committee is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for embezzling over $300,000 from campaign funds and business the where the defendant worked.

Chapman Committee Hopes to Bridge Gap Between Town and Gown

The following is a story by the Foothills Sentry newspaper, a Voice of OC media partner covering Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, Silverado Canyon, and Modjeska Canyon. This story was published in the Sentry's January 2016 edition. A new slate of Orange residents, business owners and public officials convened for the first time in November, as part of a committee organized by Chapman University aimed at calming tense relations between students and neighbors. At its inaugural meeting on Nov.

Press Conference: Santa Ana Residents Say No to Detaining More Trans & Other Immigrants at City Jail City Should Be Cutting Ties with ICE Not Offering It More Room

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release
Contact: Hairo Cortes, 657.272.3475

Press Conference: Santa Ana Residents Say No to Detaining More Trans & Other Immigrants at City Jail City Should Be Cutting Ties with ICE Not Offering It More Room
What: Press Conference Before City Council Vote on Proposal to Expand Detention

Where: Outside Santa Ana City Council Chamber | 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana,     CA 92701

When: February 2, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Who: Orange County Immigrant Youth United, RAIZ, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

A proposal by some within Santa Ana government to expand the number of immigrants it would detain for federal authorities in its jail to up to 300 people is causing a sharp response from local residents. The question comes at a time when the jail is under increasing fire for recent abuses and pressure to release the transgender detainees it houses there.

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