It appears that Orange Cunty Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly is busy remodeling the money-eating building he bought, with public money, almost four years ago. From what we can tell it might be a move to have something to show for more than 10 lackluster years as the O.C. Clerk-Recorder. Or perhaps it is an art gallery of some sort, based on some of the art already donated and on display on the building’s windows. Or this could be just another complete waste of money!
The real question is how much is this costing the tax payers and are the Orange County Supervisors monitoring the situation here? According to a report by O.C. Public Works it was going to take $5.6 million to remodel this building to make it usable for storage of archive materials. This prompted calls from the Board of Supervisors for the now embattled and non-credible CEO Tom Mauk to make sure this was a good buy. At the end of the day Mauk said that the building was an asset for the county. Read the full memo here. Continue reading