Fernando Rejón of the Urban Peace Institute writes that Santa Ana and county leaders should follow the lead of cities who have been successful at reducing violence by integrating community-led organizations to support public safety efforts with a public health approach that can reduce crime in a permanent manner.
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July 20, 2017
COAST DISTRICT APPROVES RESOLUTION TO TRANSITION TO TRUSTEE ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT AREAS
COSTA MESA, CA – During the July 19, 2017 regularly scheduled board meeting, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution 17-21, stating the intention to transition from at-large to by-trustee area elections. The District has a long history of electing trustees who are members of a minority group. In past elections, voters in all parts of the District elected all trustees at-large, although each trustee resides in a separate one of the five designated areas of the District.
The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California on July 13 adopted amendments to a new ethics rule regarding the responsibilities of criminal prosecutors that address prosecutors’ ethical disclosure obligations.
Chapman University Professor Fred Smoller writes that county supervisors should consider phasing in the implementation of the Voters Choice Act, possibly creating a more politically palatable product in places like Orange County, where the board of supervisors has rejected implementation.
Joe Kerr, who is running for a seat on the OC Board of Supervisors, writes that OC Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley deserves better support from county supervisors on his efforts to improve Orange County’s voting systems.
In the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by federal prosecutors, 14 defendants – including doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals – have been charged in the Central District of California for allegedly participating in health care fraud schemes that caused approximately $147 million in losses.
The Coast Community College District, which was recently caught discriminating against the free speech rights of its students, in favor of abusive faculty, also discriminated against its own voters in favor of the establishment.
Longtime animal rights activist and Laguna Woods resident Rose Tingle argues that the group charged with oversight for the OC Animal Shelter – the City Managers Association Animal Care Committee – lacks the needed expertise in animal welfare and lacks transparency. Tingle wants public oversight of animal shelters.