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April 4, 1995 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach said Monday he will oppose a half-cent sales tax increase designed to help bail out the bankrupt county unless cities, school boards and agencies that would benefit from the tax agree to support it. The government entities that had money in the county's failed investment pool have demanded to be fully repaid for their losses.
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January 14, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite warnings by Orange County Treasurer John M.W. Moorlach, a county financial advisory committee Thursday unanimously endorsed two financial firms deeply involved in last month's failed 91 Express Lanes deal. The Public Finance Advisory Committee voted to recommend that county supervisors hire Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the nation's largest bond firm, and a small Bay area financial firm to handle bond deals with the county's cut of tobacco settlement money.
NEWS
May 16, 1995 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to entice investors back into the county's recovering portfolio, Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach said Monday that he wants to offer four types of investment funds, including a high-yield pool composed mostly of bonds with maturities as long as five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pointing to the millions spent by public agencies suing each other, Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach called Tuesday for a special arbitration board to resolve such government disputes before they mushroom into costly courtroom showdowns. Moorlach said he launched his own investigation by filing more than a dozen public-records requests, seeking to find out how much various government agencies were spending on legal disputes.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO and SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Treasurer John M.W. Moorlach, who first warned about risky investments with Merrill Lynch & Co. before the county's 1994 financial debacle, said Wednesday he wants to do business again with the giant brokerage firm. With the ink barely dry on Merrill's $420-million settlement with the county, Moorlach boldly asked the county's bankruptcy attorneys to let him know if he could resume doing business with the onetime leader in the California municipal bond market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fact that Orange County invested $40 million in Edison International despite warning signs that the utility was having financial problems shows reforms are needed in the county's investment procedures, an oversight committee concluded Wednesday. The Treasury Oversight Committee, formed after the county's 1994 bankruptcy, concluded that Treasurer John M.W. Moorlach's office should use more information than just credit ratings before making purchases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since he was elected more than two decades ago, County Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron will face a challenger in the June 7 election. John M.W. Moorlach, a Costa Mesa accountant who is active in local Republican politics, announced his candidacy Monday for the post Citron has held since 1971.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's treasurer wants to renew business ties with Merrill Lynch & Co., the Wall Street giant many blamed for the staggering investment losses that drove the county into bankruptcy in 1994. Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach's suggestion comes nine months after the county Board of Supervisors, still stinging from the bankruptcy, voted to prohibit any financial relationship with Merrill Lynch without full board approval. Former Orange County Treasurer Robert L.
NEWS
October 26, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD and JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County government will undergo a sweeping leadership shake-up with next year's election--a changing of the guard that promises to bring fresh faces and conflicting ideas to a bureaucracy still recovering from its 1994 bankruptcy. Voters are expected to face tough choices and hotly contested races for many countywide elected offices that usually produce sleepy campaigns and only token challenges to the incumbents. Next June, the county will elect its first new sheriff in 24 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Treasurer John M.W. Moorlach, who raised questions about the county's investments before its historic bankruptcy, is urging public officials to slow down in their zeal to create a plan for managing $912 million in tobacco money heading into county coffers. "This is unique. This is new," Moorlach said last week about the money to be paid to the county over 25 years from the nationwide settlement with the tobacco industry. "And it's something we don't control."
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