OC Auditor Controller Eric Woolery leads a coalition of 44 auditor controllers from across California, demanding the ability to hire their own lawyers when they detect fraud, waste or abuse from local elected officials. Action comes just as OC Supervisors are poised today to water down 1994 bankruptcy-era reform requiring public review for borrowings.
There are state and federal designations backing a site on the former El Toro Marine Air Base but no clear path to fund the $77 million construction cost. This Tuesday, Irvine City Councilman Jeff Lalloway and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva jumpstart a stalled debate, advocating a plan to have the city fund more than half.
Santa Ana spends 53% of its budget on police. Yet youth programs and services are far behind. Youth lose out when punishment is the priority. Is there a better way? This Saturday, youth leaders are convening a festival in Santa Ana to envision a different path.
GOP activist and lawyer Shawn Steel and professor and OCC teachers union chief Rob Schneiderman join Rick Rieff to discuss the Orange Coast College controversy over a professor’s classroom rant against Donald Trump that went viral.
Santa Ana’s police union argues It is foolish for city council members to cut off a jail contract with ICE. Police Union Presidet Gary Serrano argues council members should do everything possible to re-engage the federal ICE contract and honor the current lawful agreement which in place.
Voice of OC again heads into court this week in a First Amendment case against the County of Orange over secret documents held by county supervisors. Yet a cutback on hours for OC court reporters by the Superior Court of Orange County last week delayed justice. Proceedings resume on Tuesday.
Clare Venegas challenges the politics of the organizers of recent marches on International Women’s Day, asking whether a conservative women like her – pro-life, pro-family and pro-school choice – fits the brand of feminism that Women’s Day leaders embrace.
Classified professionals at Orange Coast Community College are protesting that they haven’t had a raise in eight years although faculty and management have and even the Board of Trustees voted themselves a 5% raise this year.