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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998
I found it curiously ironic that Supervisor Jim Silva could accuse fellow Supervisor Todd Spitzer of being a liar and leaker of closed-session information (Nov. 18). Such vitriol and bombast from someone bought and paid for by the pro-El Toro airport [forces] rings hollow at best, especially when pawns like county Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier are allowed to conduct public business in the smoky malignancy of the "back room." Spitzer is paying the price now, just as he did years ago when he was attacked for not allowing fellow school board members to sweep the Brea Olinda grade-altering scandal under the carpet.
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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Supervisor Jim Silva has asked county officials to change the way they organize the Board of Supervisors' weekly agendas in an effort to more closely examine "big dollar" allocations. Silva wants all agenda items that call for the expenditure of more than $500,000 to be considered in the "discussion" portion of the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999
Finally the Board of Supervisors is going to televise its meetings despite Supervisor Jim Silva's objections. He contends that televised meetings will draw spectators who only want to get themselves on television and that's what happened when he was on the Huntington Beach City Council. But people in Huntington Beach go to the City Council as they did when he was there to speak for their allowed three minutes. Their appearance is not for the purpose of television, as he so ungraciously contends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1999
Finally the Board of Supervisors is going to televise its meetings despite Supervisor Jim Silva's objections. He contends that televised meetings will draw spectators who only want to get themselves on television and that's what happened when he was on the Huntington Beach City Council. But people in Huntington Beach go to the City Council as they did when he was there to speak for their allowed three minutes. Their appearance is not for the purpose of television, as he so ungraciously contends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1998
Supervisor Jim Silva says he didn't spend enough time campaigning and that's why he's in a runoff. Well, he certainly spent enough money if he didn't spend enough time. He avoided almost every debate among the candidates. Each of his appearances, except one, was when he was alone extolling his virtues. He even skipped the League of Women Voters debate. He also says since there was another Silva in the election that confused voters. I agree with him there. He probably got a lot of Ray Silva's votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1996
I take great exception with your May 12 editorial ("County Benefits in Keeping Safety Net From Unraveling"), trying to find some moral high ground against Supervisor Jim Silva. Silva's view on the Community Social Program Grants does not warrant this attack. First, you fail to mention that the county is bankrupt and Silva has been consistent to his word with regards to taxes and the recovery. The Times blasted Silva on the Measure R [sales tax increase] as the only way out of the crisis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1999
I'm "represented" by Supervisor Charles V. Smith. He is against televised board meetings, as is Supervisor Jim Silva. So strike one for keeping his constituents uninformed. He has sent no mail to inform his constituents since his election: strike two. The last time I received any literature from Smith was when I was inundated with his campaign literature and that of his opponent, Mark Leyes. The mail from both candidates indicated little difference, including the relentless endorsement of an airport at El Toro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Supervisor William G. Steiner on Wednesday rallied behind Supervisor Jim Silva, rejecting allegations by Silva's opponent that the supervisor doesn't support Megan's Law. Gates and Steiner criticized Silva's opponent, Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Sullivan, for accusing Silva of opposing police efforts to monitor sex offenders. "In all my 24 years in the department, I've never seen these kinds of tactics," Gates said. "This is political trashing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996
The controversial Saddleback Meadows development project has been heavily lobbied for by a political lobbyist, Frank Elfend, who has a long-term close relationship with Supervisor William G. Steiner. Elfend has not only been a heavy campaign contributor to Steiner over the past 10 years, but has recently raised funds for Supervisor Jim Silva. On the other side of the issue is VerLyn Jensen, attorney and sometimes lobbyist, who represents St. Michael's Abbey, opponents of this particular development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1999
I'm "represented" by Supervisor Charles V. Smith. He is against televised board meetings, as is Supervisor Jim Silva. So strike one for keeping his constituents uninformed. He has sent no mail to inform his constituents since his election: strike two. The last time I received any literature from Smith was when I was inundated with his campaign literature and that of his opponent, Mark Leyes. The mail from both candidates indicated little difference, including the relentless endorsement of an airport at El Toro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1998
I found it curiously ironic that Supervisor Jim Silva could accuse fellow Supervisor Todd Spitzer of being a liar and leaker of closed-session information (Nov. 18). Such vitriol and bombast from someone bought and paid for by the pro-El Toro airport [forces] rings hollow at best, especially when pawns like county Chief Executive Officer Jan Mittermeier are allowed to conduct public business in the smoky malignancy of the "back room." Spitzer is paying the price now, just as he did years ago when he was attacked for not allowing fellow school board members to sweep the Brea Olinda grade-altering scandal under the carpet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Supervisor William G. Steiner on Wednesday rallied behind Supervisor Jim Silva, rejecting allegations by Silva's opponent that the supervisor doesn't support Megan's Law. Gates and Steiner criticized Silva's opponent, Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Sullivan, for accusing Silva of opposing police efforts to monitor sex offenders. "In all my 24 years in the department, I've never seen these kinds of tactics," Gates said. "This is political trashing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1998 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 Coto de Caza residents opposed to a commercial airport at El Toro picketed the home of developer William Lyon as he hosted a $1,000-a-plate fund-raiser Tuesday for Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva, an airport proponent. "This is an insult and a slap in the face to Coto residents," said Mike Ameel, one of those waving banners and chanting outside Lyon's home.
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
June 28, 1998
Supervisor Jim Silva says he didn't spend enough time campaigning and that's why he's in a runoff. Well, he certainly spent enough money if he didn't spend enough time. He avoided almost every debate among the candidates. Each of his appearances, except one, was when he was alone extolling his virtues. He even skipped the League of Women Voters debate. He also says since there was another Silva in the election that confused voters. I agree with him there. He probably got a lot of Ray Silva's votes.
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
January 30, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors are paid a salary of $82,100 a year, if you don't count the $3,500 in "management benefits" that each official can use every year to cover professional conferences and membership costs, pay medical bills or simply receive in cash. Or the $4,800-a-year car allowance to which each supervisor is entitled. Or the $10,000 to $13,000 they get in stipends for attending transportation and sanitation board meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors are paid a salary of $82,100 a year, if you don't count the $3,500 in "management benefits" that each official can use every year to cover professional conferences and membership costs, pay medical bills or simply receive in cash. Or the $4,800-a-year car allowance to which each supervisor is entitled. Or the $10,000 to $13,000 they get in stipends for attending transportation and sanitation board meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996
The controversial Saddleback Meadows development project has been heavily lobbied for by a political lobbyist, Frank Elfend, who has a long-term close relationship with Supervisor William G. Steiner. Elfend has not only been a heavy campaign contributor to Steiner over the past 10 years, but has recently raised funds for Supervisor Jim Silva. On the other side of the issue is VerLyn Jensen, attorney and sometimes lobbyist, who represents St. Michael's Abbey, opponents of this particular development.
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