Orange County supervisors heard Tuesday from their new homeless czar, who noted both progress and gaps in the county’s effort to alleviate chronic homelessness. While showing an interest in improving services, supervisors would not make funding commitments.
A new report by the Orange County Transportation Authority predicts the county’s bus system will be financially unsustainable within two decades. This sobering forecast brings to the fore conflicting opinions on the viability of buses as a countywide transit alternative.
As things get worse at the Civic Center, the most recent example being a police shooting of a homeless person, the county leadership void remains. Meanwhile, Supervisor Shawn Nelson criticizes the county’s approach to a public records lawsuit by Voice of OC.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has escalated his long-running feud with fellow Supervisor Shawn Nelson, introducing measures this week that ban the kind of double-dipping from taxpayer funds that Nelson and his chief of staff have long engaged in.
For the second time in as many public meetings, Supervisor Shawn Nelson agendized a proposal to extend supervisors’ term limits, only to pull it before a vote could be taken. But this time it seems gone for good.
Supervisor Shawn Nelson wants to limit county supervisors to three terms for life. But a campaign finance watchdog wonders whether quick legislating could give current office holders 12 more years beyond what they’ve already served.