Norberto Santana, the Editor in Chief at the Voice of OC, said today on KPCC’s Airtalk that the Voice of OC is going to sue the County of Orange to compel the release of the letter written by “Alisa Drakodaidis, which reportedly contains allegations of improper actions by several county supervisors and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.”
Orange County officials are now arguing that the public should not see the details of the Drakodaidis letter because “the letter contains personnel information, the disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,” according to the Voice of OC.
Supervisor Bill Campbell in particular appears to be sweating the possible release of the letter. He claims otherwise but the Voice of OC also reported recently that he had a meeting with Rackackas. Campbell was the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors when the sex crimes alleged to have been committed by former Orange County middle manager Carlos Bustamante were perpetrated.
The Drakodaidis letter could shed light on the full extent of Republican Party corruption at the County Hall of Administration. It is widely known that the Supervisors, who are all Republicans, secure well-paying jobs for their friends and associates.
Bustamante’s boss at the County, Jess Carbajal, has already been fired. Drakodaidis put herself on leave. The County HR director, Carl Crown, retired. What other heads will roll when the Voice of OC succeeds in compelling the release of the Drakodaidis letter?
Kudos to Santana for sticking to his guns. As usual the O.C. Register’s reporters are asleep at the wheel.