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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Supervisor Roger R. Stanton's dash to conduct an audit of the district attorney's office can only be described as politically motivated and personal retaliation (Sept. 18). The taxpayers of Orange County remember how Stanton and his cohorts failed to provide proper management oversight of Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron and his failed financial investment policies. Unfortunately, Stanton has not accepted any responsibility for his failures in office. He chooses instead to attack the district attorney, who has a responsibility to the citizens of Orange County to investigate malfeasance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Supervisor Roger R. Stanton's dash to conduct an audit of the district attorney's office can only be described as politically motivated and personal retaliation (Sept. 18). The taxpayers of Orange County remember how Stanton and his cohorts failed to provide proper management oversight of Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron and his failed financial investment policies. Unfortunately, Stanton has not accepted any responsibility for his failures in office. He chooses instead to attack the district attorney, who has a responsibility to the citizens of Orange County to investigate malfeasance.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1989
The Times's emphatic editorial that the "Homeless Need More Than Lip Service" (Orange County section, March 12) on the Orange County Grand Jury claim that "neither the public sector nor the private sector is keeping up with the fast-growing problem of homeless families in the county" deserves immediate attention in view of years of neglect throughout California, and indeed our nation. Apparently Supervisor Roger R. Stanton has acted in suggesting a countywide pool using federal housing money.
NEWS
June 29, 1995 | RENE LYNCH and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Setting the stage for a showdown with Orange County's strong-willed chief executive officer, William J. Popejoy, the Board of Supervisors called an emergency closed-door meeting today to discuss the job performance of the maverick executive. "I think it's time to bring in a full-time chief operating officer who will follow the directives of the board," said Supervisor Jim Silva, the only board member who has called publicly for Popejoy's ouster. "As elected officials, we cannot abdicate our responsibility."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1986 | Times staff writers Steve Emmons and Mark Landsbaum compiled the Week in Review stories.
Beefed-up security in county supervisors' offices may result in decreased business for a "dial-a-porn" service. Calls from three of the supervisors' offices to the same number that plays sexually explicit recordings cost taxpayers $221.50 during the first six months of this year. County telephone records show that 182 of the calls came from Supervisor Bruce Nestande's office--many from his private line--six came from Supervisor Roger R. Stanton's office, and four came from Supervisor Ralph B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in decades Wednesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors met for a regularly scheduled meeting but couldn't conduct business. Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder was on vacation in the Soviet Union, Supervisor Roger R. Stanton was on a 3-day holiday and Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez had to leave town unexpectedly Tuesday evening because of a family emergency. That left only Board Chairman Thomas F. Riley and Supervisor Don R. Roth to oversee the three public hearings that were on the board's Wednesday agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1989
I am writing in response to the 25% salary increase that was passed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors for themselves. My reaction was more of disappointment than shock. My area is represented by Supervisor Thomas F. Riley and I consider him to be the best-qualified member of the board. I fail to understand his motivation in supporting this motion. The comment attributed to Supervisor Roger R. Stanton regarding the lack of a sufficient opposition at the meeting, implied by default that the board had received a strong vote of confidence from the general public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
County officials, concerned about unscrupulous "counselors" offering phony legal aid and other bogus help to immigrants, said Thursday that they have formed a task force to crack down on scam artists preying on people seeking citizenship. Fraudulent immigration help is of particular concern locally, said Rusty Kennedy, director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, because 184,000 immigrants in the county have applied for permanent U.S. residency under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
The Orange County League of Cities has endorsed the formation of a 15-member board to oversee a powerful new regional association that would coordinate local transportation, air quality, housing and growth-management planning. On Friday, officials hailed it as a compromise that, among other things, could end a simmering city-county feud over the proposed merger of the county's multiple transportation agencies. Under the plan approved Thursday, a subgroup of five regional association board members would oversee the Orange County Transit District.
NEWS
June 29, 1995 | RENE LYNCH and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Setting the stage for a showdown with Orange County's strong-willed chief executive officer, William J. Popejoy, the Board of Supervisors called an emergency closed-door meeting today to discuss the job performance of the maverick executive. "I think it's time to bring in a full-time chief operating officer who will follow the directives of the board," said Supervisor Jim Silva, the only board member who has called publicly for Popejoy's ouster. "As elected officials, we cannot abdicate our responsibility."
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and JODI WILGOREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The audacious bid Thursday by county Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy to oust Supervisor Roger R. Stanton left elected officials and political activists stunned, with some praising the move and others criticizing it as politically motivated. * "This is unprecedented in Orange County history," said Gary L. Granville, the county's veteran clerk-recorder. "I don't know anything that even comes close to this. . . . It's just so shocking."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1995
William J. Popejoy, current volunteer county chief executive officer and the brains behind the Measure R sales tax hike, is unquestionably the dictator of Orange County. I don't mean to use the word dictator pejoratively. While the word certainly has sinister connotations, given the experience of the 20th Century, the chief didn't obtain his position by marching on Rome or burning down the Reichstag building. Popejoy was appointed dictator democratically, by our elected Board of Supervisors.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors capped years of intense debate Tuesday by unanimously approving a proposal that sets the stage for a countywide referendum on a half-cent sales tax for a new jail. The action, which came on a procedural vote, carries huge implications for the jail construction debate. The supervisors named two colleagues--Roger R. Stanton and Harriett M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's car-pool lanes, long a point of controversy among beleaguered commuters, might be opened to all cars during non-peak hours if a study commissioned Monday recommends pursuing the idea. The study, to cost $10,000, was ordered Monday by the Orange County Transportation Commission. Chuck Fuhs, a nationally recognized expert in high-occupancy vehicle lane issues, will perform the study, which will look at how similar lanes across the country are managed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Roger R. Stanton charged Tuesday that the state's move to designate all of Orange County a permanent Mediterranean fruit fly eradication zone could turn the county into an "experimental facility" where malathion could be sprayed "anywhere, any time, for any reason." Stanton, a leading critic of aerial pesticide spraying, urged the other four supervisors to protest the proposed designation rather than vote to extend a proclamation declaring the Medfly infestation an emergency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's car-pool lanes, long a point of controversy among beleaguered commuters, might be opened to all cars during non-peak hours if a study commissioned Monday recommends pursuing the idea. The study, to cost $10,000, was ordered Monday by the Orange County Transportation Commission. Chuck Fuhs, a nationally recognized expert in high-occupancy vehicle lane issues, will perform the study, which will look at how similar lanes across the country are managed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1995
William J. Popejoy, current volunteer county chief executive officer and the brains behind the Measure R sales tax hike, is unquestionably the dictator of Orange County. I don't mean to use the word dictator pejoratively. While the word certainly has sinister connotations, given the experience of the 20th Century, the chief didn't obtain his position by marching on Rome or burning down the Reichstag building. Popejoy was appointed dictator democratically, by our elected Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1989
I am writing in response to the 25% salary increase that was passed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors for themselves. My reaction was more of disappointment than shock. My area is represented by Supervisor Thomas F. Riley and I consider him to be the best-qualified member of the board. I fail to understand his motivation in supporting this motion. The comment attributed to Supervisor Roger R. Stanton regarding the lack of a sufficient opposition at the meeting, implied by default that the board had received a strong vote of confidence from the general public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
County officials, concerned about unscrupulous "counselors" offering phony legal aid and other bogus help to immigrants, said Thursday that they have formed a task force to crack down on scam artists preying on people seeking citizenship. Fraudulent immigration help is of particular concern locally, said Rusty Kennedy, director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, because 184,000 immigrants in the county have applied for permanent U.S. residency under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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