• Ed Romero

    How can you have a committee on Ethics when that Board Member refuses to admit that there is CORRUPTION IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT?. We have had 2 former Sheriff’s in Court, both should of gone to prison, but only one made it. We had that Lesbian Cronyism at the Probation Department, if that Board Member needs proof, how about that Detention Officer that was caught snorting/freebasing Cocaine at our Los Pinos Detention Center (AKA/The Lesbian Drug Den), the Director FIRED her and that Corrupt Asst. Chief Probation Officer REHIRED her and advised the Director to keep his mouth shut and destroy all the records, that Detention Officer was transferred to our Records Unit, I caught her Smoking Marijuana twice while on duty, they finally FIRED her again, only because I threatened to call the Santa Ana Police Department. Then we had that Deputy Probation Officer who was arrested 5 times for Marijuana for Sale, that Deputy that was arrested 5 times for Drunk Driving, both kept their jobs, all they had to do was make a Drug Delivery to that Corrupt Asst. Chief Probation Officer that use to Smoke so much Marijuana while on duty that my co-workers gave her the AKA/Marijuana Nancy. Then there was that Deputy Probation Officer that was ARRESTED 8 TIMES for Drunk Driving, he was an EXPERT at making Criminal Cases disappear before they got to the DA or Court. Then there was that Lesbian that followed the young Clerical Employees into the Restroom and PEEK under the door (at what I don’t know, Vagina’s are all the same), she had so many Sexual Harassment Complaints lodged against her that they threw her off the 3rd floor and sent her to our Records Unit where she continued her nasty behavior. Yes, Todd there is CORRUPTION in County Government and it’s led by all those members of the GOP, the rules apply to everyone EXCEPT THEM.

    • LFOldTimer

      If all this stuff you say is true this county has gone over the edge. As far a Spitzer is concerned, the more I’ve watched him in action the last couple years the more I’m convinced that running to him for help would be like running to Dracula to stop Frankenstein. Todd needs public safety endorsements to win that corner office in the DA’s building. I don’t think managing a clean county government is even on the ‘to do’ list.

  • Kathleen Tahilramani

    In a NUTshell…….waste of money.

  • David Zenger

    “She says Steel and Fleischman (both staunch allies of Rackauckas) are
    just trying to scare voters by pulling out big budget numbers.”

    Um, yeah, maybe. But their conclusion is exactly correct. And they are not the ones balking at putting a price tag on this nonsense.

    $300,000 is $300,000 too much to help the County politicians fill out their paperwork correctly while palming it off on the public as something that has anything to do with “ethics.”

    It won’t wash. Obeying the law is not an matter of ethics, it is a matter of…law. Sort of like stopping at a stop sign.

    The behavior of the County electeds can remain as unethical as ever and all the niceties of TINCUP can be observed to the Nth degree. Having an “ethics commission” will not have an iota of influence stopping undue lobbying, vote swapping, district prerogative misfeasance, sole source policy abuse, gifts of public funds or any of the other cute habits practiced by the Supervisors.

    • LFOldTimer

      Quote #1: “$300,000 is $300,000 too much to help the County politicians fill out their paperwork correctly while palming it off on the public as something that has anything to do with “ethics.”
      Quote #2: “Having an “ethics commission” will not have an iota of influence stopping undue lobbying, vote swapping, district prerogative misfeasance, sole source policy abuse, gifts of public funds or any of the other cute habits practiced by the Supervisors.”
      For some odd reason Shirley seems to be having a hard time wrapping her head around those very simple common sense observations.

      • David Zenger

        “The primary purpose of this commission is to monitor campaign finance,”
        Grindle said, noting that most of the work she does on index cards
        requires a mix of clerical and investigative expertise.

        There you have it. Proof positive that this nonsense has nothing to do with ethics and everything to do with the public institutionalization of those damn index cards. Blaming the do-nothing DA isn’t the issue in campaign finance, either. it’s already the assignment of the FPPC.

        Of course the Supervisors finally got wise and realized that THEY could call it an “ethics” referendum, THEY could take the credit for doing something in the matter of ethics, and NOTHING would change except that the public would get stuck with a tab that the Supervisors now pretend in priceless.

        Actually doing something under the color of ethics that has no intrinsic ethical quality is itself just about the most unethical thing I can think of.

        • LFOldTimer

          Excellent analysis, David.
          This is yet another scam on several different levels.
          Hopefully some organization with clout will throw some money behind this prior to June to expose the truth to the OC taxpayer residents.
          The only ones who are truly aware of the shenanigans are the handful of us who keep a close eye on county government.
          Don’t expect the Register to expose the truth. The county shamans would be worried if they didn’t think the Register would circle the wagons for them.