Supervisor Shawn Nelson nominated Peter Agarwal, a bank manager and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce board member whom county supervisors have previously appointed to positions like board member of the CalOptima health plan for poor and disabled residents.
The payment settles a lawsuit filed in 2014 by former City Attorney Cristina Talley, who claimed she was forced to resign her post in 2013 after facing years of age, gender and race-based discrimination.
Supervisors say enforcement by the state Fair Political Practices Commission would lead to a more accountable system. There is confusion, however, about whether it would lead to an increase in contribution limits.
On Sept. 30 the council majority will likely vote to strip Mayor Tom Tait of his power to unilaterally place items on council meeting agendas. Tait says its retaliation for his efforts to bring transparency to the stadium deal.