FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2014
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SUPERVISOR JANET NGUYEN FAILS TO VOTE FOR ETHICS STANDARDS – AGAIN
Nguyen Is Only Supervisor & Only OCTA Board Member To Abstain On Vote
SANTA ANA – Orange County Supervisor and OCTA Board Member Janet Nguyen, once again failed to support any form of ethics standards by abstaining from an OCTA vote yesterday on an Code of Conduct that applies to Board Members and employees.¹
“Supervisor Nguyen has developed a pattern of either voting ‘no’ or ‘abstaining’ from any votes relating to ethics for elected officials and government employees,” observed Jose Solorio, former State Assemblyman and candidate for State Senate. “Which part of OCTA’s Code of Conduct does she disagree with? The limit on gifts or favors, the prohibition of workplace harassment, or is it the relationship with contractors and use of OCTA assets? She can’t keep skipping out on these types of votes and expect to hold the public’s trust,” Solorio continued.
The OCTA Code of Conduct includes clauses such as business conduct, nondiscrimination, relationships with contractors, conflicts of interest, and incompatible activities. The code had support from both Republicans and Democrats on the OCTA board.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen has also continued to disregard the Orange County Grand Jury’s call for county ethics reform.² You can go to www.solorioforsenate.com/#! radio-ads/c1czy to listen to a recent “ethics” radio ad regarding Supervisor Nguyen.
(OCTA Code of Conduct Item is on page 33)
- www.voiceofoc.org/countywide/ county_government/article_ b9638f82-ddfa-11e2-aad7- 001a4bcf887a.html,
- www.ocregister.com/articles/ board-84076-countycampaign. html,
- www.ocgrandjury.org/pdfs/2013_ 2014_GJreport/Ethics062414.pdf , and
- www.ocgrandjury.org/pdfs/2012_ 2013_reports/Corruption-in- OC04152013.pdf
Jose Solorio is the President of the Board of Trustees for the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which oversees Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College, and represents 700,000 residents in the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin, and Villa Park. Prior to that, he represented the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana in the State Assembly for six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. To learn more about Jose Solorio and his State Senate Campaign, please visit Facebook.com/ Solorio4California, Twitter.com/JoseSolorio, and SolorioForSenate.com.