After concerns from labor and two county supervisors, a $200-million voice and data contract is delayed. Supervisors will now meet privately on the issue on Nov. 13.
The news organization, along with open-government advocacy group Californians Aware, seeks access to a letter sent by a deputy CEO that reportedly alleges a host of improprieties within the county bureaucracy.
Neil Peterson is facing intense scrutiny over a series of secret contract approvals.
If there was a theme to the numerous awards Voice of OC journalists received this year from the California Newspapers Association, it’s our team’s ability to jump on breaking news […]
Supervisors already decided how to spend most of the money, largely on Sheriff’s Department salaries and a government office complex. Many residents want spending directed elsewhere.
County officials haven’t said much publicly about plans for a $75 million health operations center and $40 million mental health campus that’s slated to be built at the Great Park in Irvine.
The biggest spending so far is on law enforcement salaries and OC’s first veteran’s cemetery.
Over the past year, Orange County officials have spent massive amounts of federal coronavirus recovery dollars – all without a public presentation about where it’s all gone so far.
Some, like the city of Santa Ana, asking the public how it wants them to spend the wave of new recovery cash. County of Orange officials are not.
Top county officials spent most of their day fielding questions from worried residents who were distressed about cryptic language in the buried contract disclosure for the app.