Dr. Barry Resnick, a professor of counseling in his 39th year as a faculty member in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, writes that the controversial partnership between the Rancho Santiago Community College District Foundation and an entity funded by the Saudi Arabian government now must answer to the taxpayers for their failed venture.
Inadequate conditions in the Central Men’s Jail (CMJ) were brought to light more clearly than ever when three dangerous inmates planned and executed an elaborate escape and remained on the run for eight days in January, 2016. Thanks to the professionalism and dedication of AOCDS members, Department staff and our partner law enforcement agencies, these escapees were apprehended before any serious harm was done to members of the public.
Roman Reyna is accused of being ineligible for the seat because he was living outside the ward during a city-required residency period and falsified his election paperwork, which Reyna disputes. The outcome could affect the balance of power on the council.
Former District Attorney Tony Rackauckas demoted his Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, along with at least several other people, on his way out of the office in an attempt to ensure they had jobs, but Schroeder resigned Jan. 14, according to DA Todd Spitzer.
Fullerton residents may see the vacant City Council seat filled by an appointment rather than a special election after the Council voted to move forward with an appointment process. “It doesn’t mean we’re going to appoint someone, but it does mean we’re looking at candidates,” Mayor Jesus Silva said. “If, at the end of the day, we cannot agree on someone, then it goes … to a special election and we start the campaign season again for those of you who are interested.”
According to state law, the City has until Feb. 2 to appoint someone to fill the vacancy, or a special election will automatically be held Nov.