The League of Women Voters of North Orange County is hosting their Annual Kickoff Luncheon, which will include a Silent Auction, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, at the Black Gold Golf Club, located at 1 Black Gold Drive, in Yorba Linda.
The Featured Speaker at this event will be Fair Political Practices Commission Chair, Judge Jodi Remke. Her talk, entitled “The Future of the FPPC: Increasing Transparency through Technology,” will outline how technology is being used to improve the transparency, efficiency, and enforcement of California’s landmark governmental ethics law, The Political Reform Act.
Reservations are due by noon on September 4, 2015. Reservations can be made online at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mailing a check to LWVNOC at P.O. Box 3073, Fullerton, CA 92834.
The cost will be $30 per person at the door, or $28 per person, if made and paid by Friday, August 28, 2015.
About Jodi Remke
Chair Remke was appointed by Governor Brown to the Fair Political Practices Commission in April 2014. The Commission is responsible for regulating statewide campaign finance, governmental ethics, and lobbying activity. As Chair, she provides overall policy direction and acts as the presiding officer of the Commission.
Prior to her appointment to the FPPC, Chair Remke was appointed by the California Supreme Court in 2006 to serve as Presiding Judge of the State Bar Court. California was the first state in the country to establish an independent court dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. In that position, she sat on a three-judge panel that hears appeals in attorney disciplinary and regulatory cases. She was responsible for ensuring the prompt disposition of cases by all judges, overseeing the Court’s budget, and acting as spokesperson for the Court to the Legislature and the Governor’s Office. In 2010, she sponsored an extensive rules revision project to increase the Court’s efficiency and improve public protection without sacrificing fundamental fairness. As a result of her efforts and supervision, the average time to resolve a case was reduced by more than 50% at both the trial and appellate levels.
The League of Women Voters of North Orange County dates back to 1957, when the League of Women Voters of Fullerton was formed. Six years later, in 1963, the League of Women Voters of La Habra was formed. In 1984 the smaller La Habra League merged with the Fullerton League. In recognition of the merger, and to give equal status to the four other cities already part of the Fullerton League (Brea, Buena Park, Placentia, Yorba Linda), the two existing Leagues were dissolved and a new League was formed under the name of The League of Women Voters of North Orange County. In 2005, the cities of Cypress and La Palma joined the North Orange County League. Click here to see a list of our Board Members and Directors.
The NOC League has been an effective force in the community. In 1967-69 the local League conducted a study of community library needs that led to the establishment of a new library in Fullerton. It has also worked on such issues as housing, child care, local land use planning and solid waste disposal in the North Orange County area. The League recently presented community forums on Civil Liberties, the No Child Left Behind Act, and Judicial Independence. At election time, LWVNOC moderates candidate forums for city council and school board contests in all eight NOC communities as part of our Voters Service work. We also conduct non-partisan presentations of the Pros and Cons of the ballot measures.