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

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. 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. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.