Despite a warning from the county grand jury, the Orange County Board of Supervisors declined, back in December of 2008, to impose a letter grading system designed to inform would-be diners about the health safety record of restaurants, according to the L.A. Times.
Improving How We Address Homelessness
By: Supervisor Shawn Nelson, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors
Over the course of the last several decades it has become vividly clear that the way we attempt to manage the issue of homelessness is not sufficient. To address this, Supervisor Shawn Nelson convened the North County Roundtable on Homelessness in February 2012. The group was comprised of stakeholders from north county cities, county agencies, Commission to End Homelessness members, the Fullerton Task Force, nonprofit organizations, and others. The Roundtable unanimously agreed that the lack of a year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center for homeless families and individuals has been the impediment to more effectively managing issues related to homelessness in North O.C. Continue reading
Greg Winterbottom Selected As OCTA Board Chairman
Director Shawn Nelson will serve as vice chairman of the board
ORANGE –Vice Chairman Greg Winterbottom was unanimously selected as the new chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors. Winterbottom replaces outgoing Chairman Paul Glaab.
“I’m honored to be chosen by my peers to lead an agency that is dedicated to enhancing transportation services in Orange County,” said Winterbottom. “I’m looking forward to serving as chairman on the board of directors and will continue our initiatives to improve mobility for all who live, work and visit this county.” Continue reading
The Orange County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on Tuesday to select contractors for the County’s Information Technology equipment, specifically computer services (Scope 1) and phone services (Scope 2). By a 4-1 vote, the Board directed staff to negotiate with SAIC as the primary vendor and HP as the secondary for Scope 1, according to a newsletter emailed yesterday by Supervisor Shawn Nelson.
Nelson also reported that the Supervisors unanimously approved the County staff recommendation to negotiate with Xerox as the primary and Verizon as the secondary vendor for Scope 2 services. Staff will return to the Board of Supervisors at a later date for approval of the negotiated contracts.