April 17, 1995 |
Popejoy to Discuss Recovery: Kicking off Cal State Fullerton's annual Business Week seminars, Orange County Chief Executive William J. Popejoy will talk Tuesday about plans for recovery from the bond fiasco that sent the affluent county into bankruptcy. He will be speaking at a luncheon to business executives, students, faculty and administrators in the first day of the annual event, which reunites students and faculty with alumni of Cal State's School of Business Administration and Economics.
February 18, 1995
Labor leaders said Friday that they received notice that County Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy has opted to abolish the alternate workweek for employees next month. Alternate workweeks allow for flexible schedules, such as working four 10-hour days or taking alternate Fridays off. Labor leaders, who have been invited to discuss the decision with county officials, reacted angrily to the news.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995
All Orange County residents lost Wednesday when William J. Popejoy announced his resignation as county chief executive officer. Unfortunately, Mr. Popejoy's kind of leadership is what the county needs, and his presence at the helm will be missed. His departure will only add to the leadership uncertainty that has plagued our county. There is a great disappointment that after seven months the supervisors have not come up with any viable solutions for the county's financial crisis. They have not provided the creative leadership and ideas to enable us to move forward and put December, 1994, behind us. Mr. Popejoy, you can only do so much; and then it finally feels good when you stop hitting your head against the wall.
March 17, 1995
Orange County Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy owns three houses worth more than $100,000 each and collects "more than $10,000" a year from two separate businesses, according to an economic disclosure form Popejoy filed recently with the county's registrar of voters. Popejoy said he has "no reportable interests" from personal investments or investments held by a business or trust.
February 16, 1995 |
Responding to a move by the Orange County Employees Retirement System to remove its funds from county authority, county Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy said Wednesday that he has no objection to the pension board managing its own affairs. "They should do what they think is in the best interest of the retirees," Popejoy said. Citing a lack of confidence in the county's leadership, the pension board voted Tuesday to withdraw retirement funds from the control of the county treasurer.
July 13, 1995 |
Wall Street observers Wednesday speculated that the stunning resignation of Orange County Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy could increase the pressure for a state takeover of the bankrupt county. "It looks like the supervisors are back into their same political game, and that is not a good message to be hearing," said Hugo Quakenbush, a spokesman for Charles Schwab & Inc., which holds $41 million in Orange County notes.