August 30, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: County officials didn’t protect computer systems from obvious hacking risks, auditors say

Auditors also found significant weaknesses in how the county oversees changes to the work information technology contractors do, which they said “could result in budget overruns,” missed deadlines, and problems with the reliability and performance of systems.

 

OC Register: New deal could push nuke fuel out of San Onofre

After a citizens’ group branded San Onofre a “beachfront nuclear waste dump” – and sued Southern California Edison and the California Coastal Commission for failing to consider another home for it – the warring parties struck an agreement Monday.

 

Daily Pilot: Wastewater agencies' feud escalates as Moulton Niguel district countersues over sewage plant costs

In an Aug. 25 complaint, Moulton Niguel alleges the city of Laguna Beach, South Coast Water District and Emerald Bay Service District breached a contract by requiring the agency to pay for infrastructure improvements to a sewage treatment plant that Moulton claims were not legally approved.

 

OC Register: Nonprofit gets no answer on portable toilets for homeless living near Santa Ana River

City officials will instead work with the county on its efforts to address the encampment. If the county does not budge on the portable restrooms issue, the item will come back to the city council in a future meeting.

 

OC Register: Hotter housing market: Garden Grove or Westminster?

In Westminster — ZIP 92683 — 284 homes sold vs. 274 a year ago. That’s a sales gain of 3.6 percent. Westminster median selling price was $610,000 vs. $ 568,500 a year ago, a gain of 7.3 percent.

 

California

Capital Public Radio: Some Calif. counties racing to adopt "All Vote-By-Mail" process

Of the other 10 counties approved to undertake the elections overhaul last year, Orange and Shasta Counties declined, while Santa Clara is waiting until at least 2020, when all California counties can make the switch.

 

LA Times: Thanks to effective legislating, California lawmakers may soon pass affordable housing bills

The pending housing legislation doesn’t mark a giant leap toward ending homelessness. Nor will it dramatically increase the stock of affordable houses for sale or rent near jobs in urban areas. But it does represent a modest, incremental step.

 

Publication Date: August 30, 2017