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March 18, 1995 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a year that took him from dissident doomsayer to glorified prophet about the fate of the county's high-flying investment pool, John M.W. Moorlach of Costa Mesa was named Orange County treasurer-tax collector Friday by an enthusiastic, unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors. "While it has been a long and difficult road en route to this day, I want to commend you for your patience and enduring desire to serve the people of Orange County," Board Chairman Gaddi H.
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NEWS
June 7, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of the county's Treasury Oversight Committee on Tuesday said Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach has not yet demonstrated that he is capable of managing the county's $3.4-billion investment pool. "I know that you are doing your best to learn more each day, but I'm sure that we both realize that money management experience is not a talent which you profess to have," Gary A. Pulford, a member of the committee, wrote in a letter to Moorlach.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
March 23, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly appointed Treasurer-Tax Collector John M.W. Moorlach met for the first time Wednesday with the Treasurer Oversight Committee designed to watch over his work and released a 100-day plan he says will help restore the county's tarnished image. Among his goals: * To draft a new investment policy statement by next Wednesday that stresses the safety, liquidity and yield of investments. * To think about expanding the oversight committee by April 12 to include "more eyes and more brains for free."
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.
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