Mike Giancola Appointed New Orange County CEO — and Much More From the Board of Supes

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Mike Giancola accepts CEO position while Sandra Fox looks on

Mike Giancola accepts Supervisors’ unanimous appointment as OC CEO as AFSCME President Sandra Fox (foreground left) looks on.

Just so no one who doesn’t want to has to pay for the story in the Register, the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Orange County’s former Waste and Recycling Director Mike Giancola to succeed Tom Mauk as OC’s next permanent CEO.  As you can see from the number of people in the audience wearing teal, lots more happened today as well.  More on this story — or better to say “these stories” — coming soon in updates.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)