Auditor Controller Eric Woolery, after a meeting with the county’s top lawyer, has decided to allow payments to go forward for questionable mass mailers sent by supervisors Andrew Do and Lisa Bartlett. However, the state Fair Political Practices Commission is still considering whether to launch a formal review.
The Garden Grove City Council is likely to approve an audit of a controversial job created for its former fire chief David Barlag, after an abrupt change of heart by two council members who had opposed the audit.
Former Fire Chief David Barlag retired on Monday from a position created for him during a secret City Council vote in September 2014. His departure comes amid pressure on the City Council to scrutinize his work.
A split Garden Grove City Council Tuesday night failed to take action on a proposal to reform how they conduct closed-door meetings and launch an audit of the controversial employment contract the city gave to former Fire Chief David Barlag.
Garden Grove City Council members Tuesday approved an ordinance banning local cultivation and delivery of marijuana, but signaled they would reconsider the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the near future.
The Garden Grove City Council will review the city’s residency requirements for its planning commission after Voice of OC reported last week that commissioner Vu Mai appears to live in the city of San Clemente.
In the year since his upset victory in last November’s mayoral election, Bao Nguyen has brought new voices and more transparency to City Hall. But along the way he’s rankled his council colleagues and been called politically naive.
At least 117 employees, including a council member and former mayor, in recent years have had at least one relative also working for the city, according to a public records request posted on the city’s website.