FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 28, 2015
Contact: Amanda Smith (949-223-5037), Amanda.Smith@sen.ca.gov
BREAKING NEWS: In Wake of Employee Golfing Scandal, Caltrans Top Management Scheduled To…Play Golf!
This Monday – Another Workday Golf Outing – Caltrans Top Staff to Tee Off at Posh So. Cal Country Club.
(Orange County, CA) – This Monday, August 31st, Malcolm Doughtery, Director of Caltrans, Ryan Chamberlain, Director, Caltrans District 12, John Bulinski, Acting District 8 Director and others will be golfing at Dove Canyon Country Club in Orange County.
“Is Caltrans management that arrogant and tone-deaf?” asked State Senator John Moorlach. “The State Auditor just revealed that they have employees golfing 55 days on-the-clock, so in response top management at Caltrans is taking a golf trip?”
“Caltrans needs immediate reform,” continued Senator Moorlach. “The situation is so bad that we need to take the step of bringing in an outside management team that will clean house and set this agency right.”
“Caltrans needs to put freeways ahead of fairways,” concluded Senator Moorlach. “How can we ask Californians to pay more for road repair when Caltrans is spending their days golfing on the taxpayers’ dime?”
After the State Auditor released its revealing report detailing Caltrans employee mismanagement on August 27th, it is clear golf days are a system-wide issue.
See the Legislative Analyst rip Caltrans at a Senate Committee last week for poor budgeting numbers and no budgeting systems HERE.
Learn more about the key measurers California’s transportation challenges HERE.
About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th District of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.