Plans call for mental health and drug addiction treatment programs to be available to all county residents, regardless of who their insurance provider is, which officials said would be the first facility in the nation to do so.
Legal pot shops could come to Fullerton after the City Council decided to study the issue and revisit it in March to decide if they want to move forward on it. Meanwhile, the city is struggling to address the illegal shops operating in the city.
The debate over recasting Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day offers a chance to consider equity in society and how best civic leaders can address inequity. In San Juan Capistrano, the historic debate is in many ways still playing itself out in the effort to preserve one of the last original indigenous villages in Orange County. And on the modern policy front, one recent study about inequity in Orange County is challenging local policymakers to confront a stark opportunity gap between geographic areas of the county – split along largely racial, ethnic and income lines.
Orange County Fairgrounds CEO Kathy Kramer joined the fundraising board for Vanguard University, a private Christian college, in 2017. Since then, the fairgrounds has paid the school over $100,000 in contracts and sponsorship deals brought up to the fairgrounds Board of Directors by her staff.
In heated arguments over the appointment of Frank Davies as Auditor Controller, Orange County Supervisors air concerns about his dead predecessor’s lax staff oversight calling for a Performance Audit of the department.