• John Claxton

    I’m glad you mentioned the corrupt John Williams and the PA/PG, for it ties in nicely to this story. If you remember the real person in charge over at the PAPG was HR Director (self appointed) Ann Barlow. She promoted herself from an admin mgr II to a III. She was later demoted back to a II. She was so diabolical in her shenanigans, they not only allowed her to keep her job – she is now the HR manager in charge at OC Waste and Recycling – where all EA’s are transferred where they get paid a heft salary and they don’t even have to show up to work.

    • OCservant_Leader

      PREACH! OMG you speak the truth. Keep it alive! These people should have at the least been fired if not put in jail for this corruption but yet they collect insane pensions paid by US – the taxpayers.

      Her little game (scam) still counts towards her pension. This is SOP. Even though they “demoted” her – the high salary is what she is collecting for LIFE.

      This is organized crime people!

      Thanks John

  • Ed Romero

    I have noticed that the Voice of Orange County does not include my comments. If the reason being that there is Political Pressure being applied then I understand. If the Orange County Probation Department, the Orange County Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors do not like my comments, then they better clean up their own dirty filthy behavior first.

  • OCservant_Leader

    This is an old. tired, story. Thanks Norberto for summarizing how the BOS runs their campaigns and stays in power by hi-jacking the bureaucracy.

    Obviously, LAWs are meaningless in the OC.

    I also competed for one of the Probe’s past appointments, but I didn’t even get an interview because I had 25 years public sector experience (10 years OC Management) and a graduate degree. HR did not rank me on the A or B list. HA. now that is a funny list!

    Anywhere else USA – he wouldn’t make the first cut without a degree or experience. The political campaigns would have to support him – not the taxpayers.

    The OC – “where the Wrong people…are in the Wrong jobs”. Quote from former HR Exec Danley

    • LFOldTimer

      Your story just illustrates how far off the deep end county government has gone.

      I don’t even feel like I’m living in America anymore.

      The Supervisors make Tijuana’s government look honest.

      • OCservant_Leader

        They have created chaotic – insanity on the inside.

        Call an Agency information line (if you can find it). Good luck.

        I dare you to find who works in what department doing – what? HA

        I worked at one of the most successful private businesses in the world when I first came to LA – over 20 years ago and they had public websites so the public knew who worked where, why and who to contact for what reason.

        In the OC – who are paid by the pubic – to do the public’s business – are clothed in secrecy. It is secret on the inside too. I would get a new neighbor & find out they are working on “special assignment” while they ran their school board campaign on the taxpayers dime.

        This happened ALL the time folks.

  • verifiedsane

    same old, same old

  • Jacki Livingston

    I once sat in a meeting at SSA in Anaheim where Danley admitted to falsifying my signature on a document to withdraw my request for a transfer.

    Ahhh, good times…

    • OCservant_Leader


      HR is famous for manufacturing documents.

  • David Resendez

    Probolsky is the new Jordan Brandman. I hope Adam doesn’t copy and paste his work from Wikipedia.

  • Paul Lucas

    Old story. Keeps happening has happened for decades. You should look into the nepotism too its insane.

    • LFOldTimer

      Just like fake county oversight has happened for decades. Nepotism and fake oversight are 2 necessary ingredients in the county recipe to keep corruption alive. Expect more of the same.

  • LFOldTimer

    Probolsky reminds me of an older version of Lumpy Rutherford from Leave It To Beaver.

    Not much has changed since the days of Peggi Buff. Has it?

    History continues to repeat itself.

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Don’t expect reform or a watchdog to come to the rescue. You’d only set yourself up for disappointment.

    • Jacki Livingston

      I have a good joke for you…EEO officer is sick of my complaints about sleazy manager, so he hires, on taxpayer dime, outside investigation company called RJN Investigations, who specialize in nailing employees on behalf of companies so that they can fire the employee. Investigator grills me for six hours, interviews senior manager and others. Writes up the report, finds in my favor, that I am telling the entire truth and that the senior manager is a lying dog who is completely untrustworthy and a liability. I ask the EEO officer if he is going to use this very expensive report that the taxpayers of the county paid for, and he said that it was a total waste of money, because they would not. I asked him if they would have used it if it had been negative against me, to which he replied, of course.

      Your tax dollars…at work. True story, bro.

      • LFOldTimer

        Why didn’t OCERS help you? Didn’t you pay union dues? Couldn’t you provide a copy of the RJN report to OCERS? If the EEO officer ordered an investigation wasn’t the report an official record in your personnel file? How could they bury it?

        • Jacki Livingston

          I was a member of AFSCME..nuff said?

  • Steve W.

    Did Brian Probolsky kick Norberto’s dog or something?

    • Jacki Livingston


  • Shirley L. Grindle

    No doubt Brian Probolsky was the mastermind behind Do’s narrow win by only 0.2% of the votes cast. Both Do and Probolsky used county funds to put out over 1 million mailers to voters in his district prior to the June and November elections. Mailers that had Do’s name prominently displayed on both sides of the mailer. This is no more than campaigning at public expense and should be prohibited. Was unpleasantly surprised that Andrew Do would resort to this unethical practice just to get re-elected.

    • David Zenger

      “Was unpleasantly surprised that Andrew Do would resort to this unethical practice just to get re-elected.”

      Why? Do was affiliated with Janet Nguyen. She was great at using public money – and lots of it – to promote herself. Remember her “special” County office on McFadden no other supervisor had in their districts. I believe Do kept that scam going too.


  • Carol

    These folks are despicable!

    • OCservant_Leader

      Check your facts. I was a Manager and I went 8 years without a raise or COLA -AND lost almost 20% of paycheck to retirement.

      Every promotion and raise went to an EA or sibling and performance evals were manufactured foolery. The nonsense this High School educated gang comes up with and gets away with is unbelievable.

      They can’t advertise as a government entity because it is not. You work for the GOP bosses. No laws or regs are followed.

      Welcome to H*ll.

  • David Zenger

    “Now, as many supervisors have indicated in recent years, there are advantages to having executives in agencies that also have worked on the political floors of the county Hall of Administration.”

    Yes that argument has been made for years. But it always rings hollow.

    The only advantages accrue to the Supervisors who embed their cronies and expect that their own pet projects and finagles will be expedited later on.