I have been good friends with John Moorlach for over twenty years, from before he successfully predicted the County’s bankruptcy which led to his stepping away from his private sector job as a Certified Public Accountant and into what has been many years of great public service first as our County Treasurer, and now as a Supervisor. While I hold the Supervisor in very high esteem, and agree with most of the things he tries to accomplish, his latest effort to try and weaken our county’s term limits for Supervisor, with a plan to mislead the voters, was totally outrageous and I applaud a majority of Moorlach’s colleagues for voting it down at yesterday’s meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The draft ordinance that had been brought forward by Moorlach would have, if presented to and passed by the voters, changed the current limit of two consecutive four-year terms to a limit of three terms, with a lifetime ban. Unfortunately the measure was very overtly written to allow all of the current Supervisors, with the exception of Bill Campbell who hits term limits this year, to have an additional term in office. That said, I have spoken… Read More