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Supervisor Michelle Steel Elected 2017 Board Chairwoman
Supervisor Andrew Do Will Serve as Vice Chair
Santa Ana, CA (January 11, 2017) –Supervisor Michelle Steel, Second District, has been chosen unanimously by her colleagues to serve as chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for 2017. Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, will serve as the Board’s vice chair.
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AUDITOR-CONTROLLER RELEASES CAFR AND CITIZEN’S REPORT FOR 2016
January 10, 2017 – Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric H. Woolery, CPA, announced the publication of the annual Comprehensive Accounting Financial Report (CAFR) and its accompanying Citizens’ Report. “I am pleased to present the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year,” said Woolery, the County’s independently elected Auditor-Controller. “This report represents the hard work and dedication of the County to preserving financial security for our taxpayers, and provides an in-depth glance at County finances.
Starting next year, it will be legal to sell recreational marijuana in California. But local governments will have a lot of say in where the shops can operate, and the majority on the county Board of Supervisors seem to favor heavy restrictions.
A scaled-down version of a controversial consulting contract between the Rancho Santiago Community College District Foundation and an entity funded by the Saudi Arabian government was approved by the foundation’s board in December.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission is fining the campaign committee behind a ballot measure for a county ethics commission because it failed to disclose funding of a robocall call featuring Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
Orange County residents carry the highest housing cost burden in California, according to a new state report. Local elected officials can change that by developing smart policies and engaging with the communities they serve.
An election that would have cost less than $200,000 may now cost millions because Newport Beach City Council members created a 10-pound document aimed at frustrating opponents of a housing development, writes former Mayor Keith Curry, who is calling on the new council to avoid these costs by rescinding approvals for the Museum Tower project.
Will the signatures of 13,730 Newport Beach residents cause city council members to engage with, rather than ignore their constituents? asks Dennis Baker, a leader in the campaign against a luxury condo tower known as the Museum House.
Former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom looks back at her career with Rick Reiff talking about the battle against a regional airport in Irvine along with the challenges of the Great Park and life beyond public office.