Clarification regarding OC Board vote on Grand Jury report
By Jean Pasco, Manager, Government Affairs, County of Orange
This message is being sent to provide clarity for the vote taken yesterday, September 16, 2014, by the Orange County Board of Supervisors regarding Board meeting agenda Item #36, the response to the Grand Jury report titled “Ethics and Campaign Reporting: Why and How to Implement Stronger Oversight, Transparency and Enforcement.”
The motion to send the response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court (as required for Grand Jury reports) was approved unanimously, 5-0, on a motion by Supervisor John Moorlach and seconded by Chairman Shawn Nelson.
The proposed response was approved with direction for staff to include the Fraud Hotline in the response to F3 (Finding 3) and with the following exceptions:
1) Supervisor Todd Spitzer recorded a No vote to the response to R1 (Recommendation 1)
2) Supervisor Janet Nguyen recorded No votes to the responses to F5(b), F5(d), R1 and R3.
Supervisor Nguyen also asked for the decision to pursue a contract for local campaign enforcement through the state Fair Political Practices Commission to be re-evaluated and other options explored.