• Becks Torres

    Are there any honest politicians? Probably not. Very sad. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

  • Shirley L. Grindle

    I still maintain the Supervisors shunned their duty to the bidders and to the public by not explaining their reasons for going against the Evaluation Panel’s recommendation. Could it be they don’t have a legitimate reason for going with the lower-ranked bidder?!? And they are not about to admit campaign contributions had something to do with their decision. But, by not explaining their reasoning, it appears they are hiding something they don’t want the public to know.

    • David Zenger

      Let’s get the Ethics Commission on it. Stat!

  • OCservant_Leader

    Pay for Play -This is THE pattern in OC Procurement. The State and Feds could and should shut down all funding to OC due to their thumbing their nose at all legal requirements.

    The BOS’s strategy is to keep very incompetent vague procedures that no one really understands which gives them an escape clause if they get caught. After an investigation (and there are many) and they agree to Integrity Agreements or Consent Decrees or other sanctions, warnings etc…they just ignore it and keep business as usual.

    Until we connect their “Immune” negligent actions with their PENSIONS — this will never stop.

  • verifiedsane

    political corruption at it’s worst…this is how “pay to play” works…..

  • David Zenger

    “The Orange County Board of Supervisors has the right and responsibility in any procurement process to make the decision that is best for the County and its residents.”

    The Board members are residents of OC, right? It was certainly in their best interest.