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July 29, 2016  Biases Impact Community-Police RelationsOn Wednesday, July 27, 2016, the Sheriff’s Interfaith Advisory Council met with a diverse group of faith, law enforcement and community leaders, to discuss ways to enhance community relations, and address perceptions of police officers performing their duties in their neighborhoods. No one needs to highlight the tragic consequences in other communities across our nation, where interactions between police officers and members of the community, have broken down and the ensuing violence has divided the community.
July 22, 2016  Parole for “Nonviolent” OffendersOn Sunday, July 17, 2016, The Orange County Register published an opinion piece by Lauren Krisai, “Consider parole for nonviolent offenders.” The article begins, “Californians will have yet another opportunity to dramatically improve the way the criminal justice system works.” In reality, what Californians have the opportunity to do is to save State money used to house violent offenders, by calling them nonviolent, while foisting on local governments additional responsibility for social programs such as reentry and homelessness, all while increasing crime in our local neighborhoods. This is another veiled and falsely labeled attempt to reverse public safety measures that have proven to keep our communities safe.
July 12, 2016  Spitzer Statement on $500,000 Settlements with Each Bustamante VictimToday the Orange County Board of Supervisors acted to bring a legal close to the civil proceedings involving the criminal acts of a now disgraced former County manager, Carlos Bustamante. While our actions cannot erase the damage caused to his innocent victims, we hope the monetary settlement will ease the pain of the damage he caused. We offer our sincerest sympathies to those who suffered at the hands of this former County manager’s criminal conduct. ( View PDF )

August 9, 2016
9:30 AMBoard of Supervisors MeetingRegular meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
August 23, 2016
9:30 AMBoard of SupervisorsRegular meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
September 13, 2016
9:30 AMBoard of Supervisors MeetingRegular meeting of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.