Retired labor leader Nick Berardino reflects on the effort to establish the county’s first veterans’ museum. County homeless czar Susan Price charts out a strategy for combating homelessness. County supervisors get called out for politicking with public resources.
The commission, overwhelmingly approved by voters in this month’s primary election, is slated to have a $549,000 budget and two-and-a-half workers to investigate and enforce the county’s campaign finance limits and ethics rules.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has accused county Supervisor Todd Spitzer of “falsely impersonating” an assistant district attorney, the latest salvo in a years-long public feud between the two politicians.
Board trustees at the Rancho Santiago Community College District are arguing over how strict a new gift ban should be. Meanwhile, Orange County ethics watchdog Shirley Grindle said the current proposal is “very weak.”
Campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called foul on Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman’s attempt to move tens of thousands of dollars from his U.S. Congressional campaign to his campaign for city council.
Supervisor Shawn Nelson filed papers this week to run for a Superior Court judgeship. If he wins, he would leave the county Board of Supervisors with two years left on his term. He’s going up against a senior prosecutor who led the county prosecutors’ union and a defense attorney.
OC Campaign Finance Watchdog Shirley Grindle argues that local candidates for office – such as in this week’s North Orange County Community College District – need to respect campaign finance rules, noting that some candidates are failing to disclosure contributions.