From the Voice of OC
The Orange County clerk-recorder’s office is refusing to release a report prepared by Anaheim City Councilman Jordan Brandman that was originally due six months ago because it is still in “draft” form, raising questions about whether the councilman failed to fully complete the tasks of his taxpayer-funded contract while he was campaigning for office.
Brandman, who was hired as a staffer at the clerk-recorder’s office in 2011, resigned toward to the end of the year as his City Council campaign geared up.
He was then granted an individual services contract on Jan. 31.
Brandman’s firm, Jordan Brandman Consulting, was to be paid $24,900 to prepare a facilities needs study on possibly opening a clerk-recorder’s department branch office in west Orange County, according to the contract.
The contract’s end date was supposed to be July 31, 2012. But then the county gave Brandman an extension through Jan. 31. His compensation amount was increased to $26,400, a contract amendment shows.
During that time, Brandman had been campaigning for his council seat, which he won handily.
It is unclear whether Brandman has been paid under the contract or exactly what he did to earn any compensation.
Brandman did not return a call seeking comment.
District Attorney Tony Rackackaus also has questions about Brandman’s work and whether the councilman has been abusing public resources. Rackauckas’ office has been reviewing a complaint that while an Anaheim Union High School District trustee, Brandman used a small district office for personal use, a possible violation of state law that is punishable by a $1,000 fine.
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We have been on to Brandman for some time so none of this comes as a surprise to us. It is about what we expected from him.
This is what happens in the O.C. when favors are done for career politicians – and keep in mind that a plethora of career politicians are now trying to get appointed to serve as the O.C. Clerk-Recorder – where Brandman used to work. No thanks! I hope the Supervisors will, for once, hire someone qualified to do the job.