Orange

[Orange County] Opinion: Eric Woolery used obscure role to protect taxpayers

Blog note: this opinion piece references a grand jury report.

Most Orange County residents are probably unaware of the office of auditor-controller, a fairly obscure department responsible for calculating property taxes, auditing government spending and paying county employees and vendors. But anyone who looks at the department’s website will quickly understand the significance of the agency.

[Orange County] State Senator’s Bill, Backed By County Officials, Aims To Boost County Jail Mental Health Services

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

Orange County jails could widen their funding to treat inmates with mental illnesses while they’re incarcerated, under a bill proposed by California State Senator Tom Umberg (D – Santa Ana).

County officials endorsing the bill say it would expand the number of treatment options they can give inmates at the county jails, which they called “de facto mental health hospitals.”