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June 28, 2000
Position: Orange County executive officer Age: 60 Residence: Huntington Beach Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in business administration from Cal State Long Beach; certificate in executive management, UC Irvine Hometown: Toleson, Ariz. Family: Husband, Ron; two grown sons CAREER CHRONOLOGY 1974: Hired as an entry-level auditor for Orange County at $12,000 a year. Went on to head internal audit division.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2001 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cover of her new business brochure is dominated by the king on a chessboard, lording over the pawns, knights and bishops. Jan Mittermeier, Orange County's former executive officer, says the king represents a winning strategy. That's how she's selling herself these days: the strategic planner who can deliver a checkmate.
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October 2, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the doorway to her immaculate beige-on-beige home, threeclocks are visible and a fourth is coo-cooing somewhere in the background. Collecting timepieces is a hobby Jan Mittermeier shares with her husband of 32 years and is not, she says with a gentle laugh and a shy shake of the head, testament to an obsession with time. Not that she's not obsessed with it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of an El Toro airport were heartened Thursday by departing county CEO Jan Mittermeier's first public comments seriously doubting that it would ever fly, while airport proponents castigated her, saying she is in good part responsible for its problems. Mittermeier, in Thursday's Times, said Measure F, the initiative that voters passed in March, requiring a two-thirds public vote to approve an airport, makes it "extremely difficult" for one to be built.
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July 15, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors on Friday appointed Airport Director Jan Mittermeier to become the county's next interim chief executive officer, filling an embarrassing leadership void created this week when their head-strong top executive resigned rather than cede any of his power. Mittermeier, a 21-year county employee known for her direct but low-key management style at John Wayne Airport, is seen as a sharp contrast to outgoing CEO William J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A simmering conflict between County Chief Executive Jan Mittermeier and Supervisor Todd Spitzer erupted publicly Wednesday, with the supervisor calling on colleagues to discipline the CEO and reduce her powers. The clash followed a tense Tuesday night Board of Supervisors meeting at which Spitzer grilled Mittermeier, Sheriff Brad Gates and other top officials about shoddy work performed by a county-administered housing rehabilitation program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Board of Supervisors tapped Jan Mittermeier to run county government during the depths of Orange County's historic bankruptcy, the chief executive officer won much praise for her hard-charging attack on the county's fiscal problems. Two years later, the county's fiscal crisis has passed, and a new group of supervisors is questioning whether Mittermeier's style and unprecedented control over the county's bureaucracy still meshes with today's political climate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2000
The Orange County Board of Supervisors may be poised to fire its top administrator at a special meeting today. Supervisors have clashed with County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier over a range of issues--including delays in converting El Toro into a commercial airport, as well as her management style. An agenda item calling for a closed-door meeting to discuss her job performance reads, "Hire an interim CEO, effective immediately."
NEWS
July 15, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Orange County supervisors on Friday appointed Airport Director Jan Mittermeier to become the county's interim chief executive officer, filling a leadership void created this week when their top executive resigned after they tried to trim his authority. Mittermeier, a 21-year county employee known for her direct but low-key management style at John Wayne Airport, is seen as a sharp contrast to William J.
NEWS
June 29, 2000 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outgoing County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier, who for five years has led the effort for an airport at El Toro, expressed serious doubts Wednesday about whether the project will ever be built. Mittermeier, in an interview a day after she stepped down from county government's top job, said a ballot measure approved by voters last March makes building a new airport "extremely difficult" because it requires a two-thirds vote of the public.
NEWS
June 29, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With former County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier gone, the county must now go through a selection process for the top government job with supervisors poised to direct a nationwide talent search for her replacement. But in similar searches in the past, supervisors inevitably have looked far but picked locally, selecting someone already in the county fold.
NEWS
June 28, 2000
Position: Orange County executive officer Age: 60 Residence: Huntington Beach Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in business administration from Cal State Long Beach; certificate in executive management, UC Irvine Hometown: Toleson, Ariz. Family: Husband, Ron; two grown sons CAREER CHRONOLOGY 1974: Hired as an entry-level auditor for Orange County at $12,000 a year. Went on to head internal audit division.
NEWS
June 22, 2000 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Embattled County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier for the first time Wednesday raised the possibility of stepping down from the job she's held for five years in exchange for an acceptable severance package. Mittermeier stressed that resigning is only one option and revealed that she offered to compromise, proposing a power-sharing plan to the Board of Supervisors this week. "If the supervisors don't accept the . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations continued without resolution Tuesday toward hiring former John Wayne Airport Director O.B. Schooley to take over planning for a commercial airport at the former El Toro Marine base. Supervisors have until July 14 to negotiate a contract and nail down a job description for Schooley, who last week was chosen as interim executive director of the El Toro Redevelopment Authority. The post will report directly to supervisors, who will conduct a national search for a permanent director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County could be looking to fill two of its most important government jobs in coming weeks: a permanent manager to plan the future of the sprawling former El Toro Marine base and a new chief executive. County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier warned supervisors two weeks ago that their intent to place El Toro planning under their direct control would violate her contract, forcing her to leave the job she's held since 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supervisor Tom Wilson is feeling political heat for casting the swing vote to retain County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier, whom critics see as the driving force behind plans to build an airport at the retired El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Some longtime Wilson supporters were puzzled about why the vocal Mittermeier critic voted to keep her. Wilson's vote last week was a reversal of his position in 1998, when an effort to oust Mittermeier came up short.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to add 87 workers to the Orange County district attorney's child support operation will not receive the endorsement of County Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier when the Board of Supervisors considers the plan next week. Mittermeier's staff said Thursday that it didn't have adequate time to review the proposal, which Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi unveiled last week. "It caught us by surprise," County Chief Financial Officer Gary Burton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors voted Tuesday to create a post to oversee El Toro planning, a move that effectively terminates their chief executive officer's contract and might force them to fill two of their most important government jobs at once. County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier warned supervisors two weeks ago that their intent to separate El Toro planning and place it under their direct control would violate her contract, forcing her to leave the job she's held since 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decision this week by the Board of Supervisors to remove planning for the former El Toro Marine base from County Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier came after months of intense lobbying by opposing sides involved in the El Toro airport debate, according to those familiar with the details.
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