Supervisor Janet Nguyen thinks she knows more about finance than Supervisor John Moorlach

Janet Nguyen

Supervisor Janet Nguyen thinks she knows more about finance than Supervisor John Moorlach

Which Orange County Supervisor do YOU trust the most on matters of finance?  How about Supervisor John Moorlach?  He can be a bit of a nutter on social issues, but on financial issues he will always be the guy who predicted the Orange County bankruptcy.

So if Supervisor Moorlach thinks it is okay for the County of Orange to borrow from a landfill account in order to pay for some much-needed information technology improvements, I am inclined to agree.

“If we borrow from ourselves, we’re the best credit we know,” Moorlach said. “We’re not doing this because we’re draining down cash, we’re doing this as a financing opportunity so we don’t have to pay Wall Street,” according to the O.C. Register.

However, Supervisor Janet Nguyen is having a cow over this move by the County, insisting that the County needs a written policy on when money should be transferred from one County account to another.  Is it just me or is this why we have Supervisors, so they can vote on such matters?  Must everything be specified?

And who is Nguyen to demand this?  May I remind our readers that she voted against restaurant health rating letter grades without informing the voters that her husband and her Chief of Staff co-own a restaurant that has received over forty County health violations!

And Nguyen forgot to tell us that she took thousands of dollars in campaign donations from other restaurants and food establishments that were cited for health code violations.

Now Nguyen wants us to believe she is some kind of government watchdog?  Ha!  I don’t think so.

Nguyen has a B.A. in politica science, from U.C.I.  How about Moorlach?

Prior to serving as Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Moorlach was Vice President of Balser, Horowitz, Frank & Wakeling, an Accountancy Corporation, and was the administrative partner of its Costa Mesa office.

Moorlach graduated from California State University in Long Beach in 1977 and passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978. He completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training Institute in 2007 from California State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for California Studies.

Pipe down Supervisor Nguyen.  You have ZERO moral authority and much less experience and education than Moorlach.  Nguyen is barely qualified to serve as Moorlach’s secretary!


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