The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2016
Contacts: Captain Steve Concialdi, OC Fire Authority (949) 887-9324 email@example.com
Melanie Eustice, Office of Supervisor Todd Spitzer (714) 834-5492 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County Task Force Launches Drowning Prevention Campaign
The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will launch a countywide messaging campaign using OCTA buses. When:
Wednesday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Media staging begins at 10:15 a.m.
William Woollett Aquatic Center
4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine
The Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention will unveil the messaging used on OCTA buses with a large, wrapped OCTA bus. Speakers will address the importance of drowning prevention efforts and consistent messaging in Orange County.
Council members violated the law by meeting secretly to approve a costly lobbying contract, according to open government advocates. While not admitting wrongdoing, the council promised Monday to not break the law in the future.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. A plan by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to allow revenues received for fire protection to be used for any purpose has been struck down by the state Court of Appeal, which upheld a County challenge to the proposal. The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted in January 2014 to oppose the OCFA plan, which would have diverted at least $134.5 million in fire funds to the city of Irvine through June 30, 2030, with no restrictions on its use. The city argued that the transfer was appropriate because Irvine property taxes allocated by the County for fire protection now far exceed its share of OCFA costs.
The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. For Immediate Release
Contact Robert Fellner, 559-462-0122
Average Orange County Fire Authority employee received $213,000 in total compensation
Today, Transparent California released 2014 public employee compensation data — complete with names, pay, and benefits — for 20 of Orange County’s largest special districts, representing over 95 percent of all Orange County special district workers. The average full-time, year-round Orange County special district worker received $143,582 in total compensation. The three Orange County special districts with the highest average compensation package for full-time, year-round employees were:
Orange County Fire Authority: $213,261
Orange County Sanitation District: $159,050
Mesa Water District: $142,758
Click here to view this information for all 20 Orange County special districts surveyed.
A proposed law to reduce the number of board members at the Orange County Fire Authority is being pushed by the agency’s main firefighters union, but also raising concerns that South County cities would have their representation unfairly reduced.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating whether associations with a consultant by former Chief Keith Richter and a top subordinate violated laws governing conflicts of interest and gifts to officials.