• Thomas Anthony Gordon

    Last night at the Rancho Santiago trustee meeting the Board voted to approve the same travel policy that allowed Jose Solorio to enjoy the Corner View City Suite at the Aria while charging more than $2000 to the taxpayers.

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $3100 in June 2016 to attend the NALEO conference,

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $1330 Jan 29-31, 2016 to attend the Effective Trusteeship Workshop at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, California

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $1350 at the CCLC Annual Legislative Conference January 31-February 1, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Sacramento, California

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $ 3150 on February 8-11, 2016 at the ACCT National Legislative Summit at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $ 2250 at the CCID Annual Conference on February 20-22, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

    The same trustees voted to approve spending up to $ 2500 at the ACCT Governance Leadership Institute at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida
    And the list goes on and on……..
    This isn’t about the students anymore, its about traveling on the taxpayer dime and hoping one doesn’t get caught

  • mutheta

    Kathleen – Unfortunately nothing is going to happen. The board and chancellor will convene a committee to address these issues; they’ll come out with an edict that they will be vigilant in watching expenses; they will tell the public they are committed to the students and the community and in their distorted vision…all will be forgotten.

  • Kathleen Tahilramani

    Another great job by the VOC – now that this is getting exposed, it is very clear these jokers need to go, along with their arrogant attorney.

  • Ron

    It was patently obvious King Jose Solorio would not show up. Nice of Hanna to show up and confess his guilt. Even better that Hanna’s appearance made Solorio even more ethically challenged.

  • LFOldTimer

    It’s a big close-knit club, Norberto!!! AND WE AIN’T IN IT!!! I feel that I lost my beloved Nation several years ago. The magic is gone. I don’t even recognize what I’m seeing today. If the Founders could rise from the dead I believe they’d be tipping over tables and chairs at most government meetings, regardless of the political affiliations.

  • mutheta

    What is also unconscionable are the excuses John Hanna is serving
    up. He brings up a trip that a student
    trustee took 10 years ago as if it should deflect his overbilling. What he
    failed to state was the board of trustees, of which he serves approved this expensive trip. It was also Hanna and his colleagues who approved
    Jose Solorio’s $2000 trip to Las Vegas.
    Is Hanna going to get that money returned to the District?

  • RyanCantor

    “Your baseless suggestion of intentional withholding should – but likely
    won’t be – a source of considerable personal embarrassment to you.”

    The District needs to fine, then fire, their attorney who wrote this.

    Yesterday.

    Allowing tax dollars to be spent on this kind of unprofessional jackassery is unconscionable.