The challenge of keeping city hall accountable was on display Thursday at a Chapman University conference examining the transformation of Bell, a working-class suburb of LA that was upended after a 2010 Los Angeles Times article reported the criminally excessive pay of its top officials.
A brewing public battle between county supervisors’ Chairman Todd Spitzer and DA Tony Rackauckas over a controversial outsourcing contract has some wondering whether it signals the start of the next campaign for district attorney.
Two far right Christian organizations, considered hate groups by some, sponsored a trip to Israel for 60 members of the Republican National Committee that also may have drawn former OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and Flash Report publisher Jon Flieschman.
A recount on the results of the special election for First District Supervisor moves into its second day Tuesday, after the first day of counting failed to move the dial on Andrew Do’s election night lead of 43 votes over former State Sen. Lou Correa.
On this week’s civic agenda, county supervisors will discuss new security screening before board meetings and cost overruns on an IT project. In city news, Buena Park officials will hammer out details of their proposed move from at-large to district elections.
Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff to District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, is the only one of the DA’s five highest-ranking executives who isn’t required each year to publicly disclose personal financial interests.