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May 7, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angry over leaks of confidential information, Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva said Thursday that he will propose a new ordinance making it illegal to disclose details from closed board meetings or private communications to supervisors. Silva will ask his colleagues at Tuesday's board meeting to approve the ordinance, which would make any violation a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2002
Two county supervisors were nominated Tuesday to serve on the state Coastal Commission. Tom Wilson and Jim Silva were approved by fellow supervisors for consideration by the State Senate Rules Committee to fill two open seats.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plenty of issues in the general election separate Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva and his challenger, Dave Sullivan. But the fight over plans for a commercial airport at El Toro has nearly consumed their race for a board seat. With airport plans progressing on 3-2 votes by the board, a victory by the anti-airport Sullivan over the pro-airport Silva would change the balance of power and turn the single biggest issue in county politics upside down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2001 | DANA PARSONS
Jim Silva is all confused, and who can blame him? This El Toro airport issue is a sticky one, and Silva has only had about 10 years to study it. By my calculation, he ought to have a firm grip on things by about 2007. Unfortunately, as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Silva will have to cast a number of votes on the airport before then. Based on his performance this week, we're all in for quite a ride.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a contentious debate that symbolized the race for the 2nd District supervisorial seat, candidates Linda Moulton Patterson and Jim Silva on Tuesday hurled insults and accused each other of lying about their political records. The debate, in what is the hottest local race on the Nov. 8 ballot, opened with Moulton Patterson awarding Silva a plaque for being the "worst politician in Orange County."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a campaign known more for being consumed by the El Toro airport issue, supervisor candidate Dave Sullivan has outraged his opponent, incumbent Jim Silva, with a mailer this week that accuses Silva of being soft on child molesters. The mailer states in large, bold letters: "Jim Silva opposed aggressive monitoring and warning about sex offenders. Is this the kind of person you want as county supervisor?" The piece takes excerpts from an Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach Mayor Linda Moulton Patterson, who is in a tight race for the 2nd District supervisorial seat, on Thursday announced a plan aimed at reforming and improving county government. In a news conference outside the Hall of Administration, Moulton Patterson said that if elected she would slash the supervisors' budgets by 15%, eliminate their county-provided cars, call for performance audits of every department and suggest conducting at least one board meeting a month at night.
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December 11, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day after Orange County officials announced the dramatic news that a high-risk investment strategy lost the county $1.5 billion, Jim Silva's economics class at Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley wanted to know why.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They battled on the Huntington Beach City Council. Now, Jim Silva and Dave Sullivan are squaring off again, this time for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors and the crucial vote on plans for a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The airport proposal has been the defining issue throughout the county, moved along by the board mainly on 3-2 votes. A win for the incumbent, Silva, would ensure that airport plans progress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the face of heavy pressure, Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva on Tuesday retreated from his support for another public referendum on whether an international airport should be built at the former El Toro Marine base. Silva, long a supporter of an El Toro airport, stunned colleagues Monday by agreeing with airport foes that another vote was needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the face of heavy pressure, Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva on Tuesday retreated from his support for another public referendum on whether an international airport should be built at the former El Toro Marine base. Silva, long a supporter of an El Toro airport, stunned colleagues Monday by agreeing with airport foes that another vote was needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Jim Silva announced Monday that he won't provide the critical third vote for the county to appeal a recent court ruling upholding last year's voter-approved health spending initiative. The five-member Board of Supervisors will meet at 5 p.m. today in closed session to discuss whether to appeal last week's ruling by court Commissioner Jane D. Myers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2001
Re "El Toro's Deep Divide," Orange County editorial, Feb. 4: If anyone has "avoid[ed] telling the truth and . . . stretch[ed] the rules" it is those South County cities that call themselves the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority. They are spending millions of taxpayer dollars on misleading mailers and full-page newspaper ads designed to prevent the construction of a civilian airport the county needs more every passing day, and which they, themselves, will use more and benefit from more than any other city in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001
Three members of the Board of Supervisors have such a skewed understanding of democracy and the ballot initiative process that the state attorney general, Bill Lockyer, finally felt compelled to rein them in ("Lockyer Role in Measure H Suit Is a First," Jan. 23). Supervisors Chuck Smith, Jim Silva and Cynthia P. Coad are a disgrace to this county. The three-strikes law should apply to politicians as well. Smith, Silva and Coad would long be gone. The judge presiding over this case (Orange County vs. Cassidy, read Orange County supervisors vs. the People)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alarmed by mounting reports that Orange County rivers, creeks and beaches are fouled by pollutants, two supervisors have endorsed a plan to spend $1.1 million from the general fund, four times what was spent last year, to combat urban runoff and protect sensitive watershed areas. "This is the time to make a major decision," said Supervisor Jim Silva, who is otherwise a fiscal conservative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after a failed attempt by the Board of Supervisors to privatize the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the agency's private, nonprofit arm announced Monday a $10,000 donation from a health services company. "This is a representative example of the very successful fund-raising events they've had," said Steve Franks, spokesman for Supervisor Jim Silva, who led the privatization attempt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2002
Two county supervisors were nominated Tuesday to serve on the state Coastal Commission. Tom Wilson and Jim Silva were approved by fellow supervisors for consideration by the State Senate Rules Committee to fill two open seats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Supervisor Jim Silva was selected to the executive committee of the California State Assn. of Counties, the first Orange County official in years to serve on the panel. The 15-member committee serves as the governing board for the association, which represents the legislative interests of California's 58 counties. Association members elected Silva during a meeting this month in San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's Human Relations Commission, whose duties include tracking hate crimes and promoting tolerance in schools, survived an attempt Monday by Supervisor Jim Silva to privatize the agency, which could have cut off its county funding. Silva said his move to sever the agency from county government might help spark new revenue sources, such as cities, rather than have the commission rely on the county as the prime source of its $244,783 in public funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing growing opposition, Supervisor Jim Silva on Tuesday unexpectedly withdrew a proposed ordinance that would have punished fellow Orange County supervisors and staff with jail time for leaking information from closed-door meetings. Silva pulled the ordinance at the board meeting before any public testimony was heard, saying the county's district attorney told him that several state laws would supersede his proposal.
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