Goodbye to county commission appointment…

I have just sent an email to OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen to inform her that I am resigning from the O.C. Public Facilities Corporation. I appreciate her faith in me, but it has become increasingly obvious to me that serving as a County Commissioner will make it difficult for me to write about the actions of our O.C. Supervisors.

I am also concerned that I might hurt Supervisor Nguyen’s reelection campaign. She needs support from area Republicans, and I have major bones to pick with the OC GOP Machine, including many friends of Supervisor Nguyen. I want to be able to write about them without any restrictions.

I also wanted to be free to write about Supervisor Nguyen’s actions without regret or constraint. I don’t know how Matt Cunningham, over at Red County/OC Blog, is able to do what he does while serving as a Commissioner for OC Supervisor Bill Campbell. Then again, Cunningham never writes anything negative about his machine friends.

It has also become obvious to me that I am spending too much time away from my family. I plan to resign from just about every committee I am on to focus my spare time on my family and on my blog. I believe that I can accomplish more as a writer than I can on a dozen committees.

By now I hope most folks realize that I don’t care about titles. I don’t care about power. I don’t care about money. What matters to me is making Orange County, particularly Santa Ana, a better place.

I will continue to support Supervisor Nugyen. However, I hope that she will do the right thing and vote to take away OC Treasurer Chriss Street’s investment authority. I will be very disappointed if she does not and will say so here on this blog. I realize they share the same attorney, but she needs to either vote against Street or recuse herself from voting due to an inherent conflict of interest. A vote for Street will be a slap to the face of the good people of Orange County, who were obviously fooled by this man.

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