While the nine new members of the OCTA Board had an opportunity to revisit the selection of Darrell Johnson as the agency’s chief executive, his appointment was unanimous per the Register and the union-funded Voice of OC. Johnson’s original selection was more a Brown Act issue than it was about him (he’s absolutely more competent than his predecessor) — some of the BOS Directors were unable to vote on him as it did not occur during a regular Board meeting. We thought that to be a fairly serious legal issue but apparently no one else did.
Last week’s great drama in local politics — the dismantling of the Larry Agran/Beth Krom Monopoly of Malfeasance in Irvine — is bound to be the OC’s 2013’s Political Story of the Year. The stranglehold these two had on the Irvine City Council and the Great Park property they
seized annexed from the County of Orange is finished, unless they regain the Council and Park Board majority in 2014. Count on them to be candidate shopping now (in both parties) and raising plenty of money via Agran’s corrupt Hometown Voter Guide.
The Register ably covered the Council meeting and both Great Park Board meetings (good work by Kimberly Pierceall). In print today is a tepid editorial, First steps on Great Park’s new path, rehashing the three grand changes in the Park’s future. They concluded: Continue reading
The nonsense described in this post, Supervisors Taking Issue With OCTA Board Majority, from Thursday’s union-funded Voice of OC suggests it’s time to expand on an idea we’ve offered in here before — the 17-member Orange County Transportation Authority Board ought to be ELECTED.
Adam Elmahrek’s piece well details the infighting, professional immaturity and malfeasance that’s developed on this too large Board of Directors that’s responsible for the OCTA and its $1.1 billion budget. This Board could easily be downsized to a more effective group at least half its current size, say seven or nine people. The non-voting Caltrans representative can be eliminated as worthless. Continue reading
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is going to have to pick someone to replace the current Orange County Clerk-Recorder, Tom Daly, as he won in the 69th Assembly District’s General Election, on Nov. 6. Daly is now going to be representing the most Latino Assembly District in Orange County.
So who should replace Daly? Vote in our poll (above) and let us know what you think! Continue reading