Part two of a discussion with California state senator John Moorlach. He discusses efforts by federal Judge David O. Carter to deal with the homeless problem and accuses Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer of playing politics with the issue. He also explains why he decided not to run for governor — and why he isn’t endorsing either of his fellow Republicans who are running in the primary.
With the OC Board of Supervisors incapable of leading a regional affordable housing solution, business and civic leaders are asking whether it’s time for a regional housing agency — to manage expected state, county and private resources and actually build needed affordable and permanent-supportive housing across Orange County?
Tung Nguyen shares his personal journey from Vietnam, reminding that April 30th is the commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the Vietnamese refugees arrival in the US and Orange County.
Matt Holzmann, long time resident of Orange County and Chair of Government Relations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, writes that we need to come together to discuss solutions to end homelessness.
Local & Fed OC law enforcement agencies apparently target each over political investigations, prompting many to question who can be expected to regulate elected officials in Orange County. Meanwhile, south county mayors ignore the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ mandate on homelessness, insisting other cities continue to cover them on shelters. And with hundreds of millions being considered for affordable housing construction, voices are already calling for a new regional housing construction agency – independent of the Board of Supervisors.
Barry Arbuckle, CEO of MemorialCare Health System, is in the trenches of healthcare delivery. He runs five hospitals and about 200 other centers, doctors offices and other locations. He’s an adviser on both state and national healthcare policy. He discusses what’s happening in health care in Orange County, California and the nation, assesses “Obamacare” and “Trumpcare” and makes some recommendations — including a ban on pharmaceutical ads. He also discusses what moves by Amazon, Walmart and other corporate giants may mean for the healthcare industry.