Nelson in the News

June 18, 2015 
Supervisor Nelson on KNX - Transportation Issues

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June 5, 2015 
Orange County mental health workers warn of crisis amid funding shortage

A psychiatrist with the County of Orange says her office is so poorly funded that she worries she’s doing harm because she can’t do more for her clients.


May 18, 2015 
'This has gone on forever': Why the military is a reason Orange County hasn't built a new animal shelter since World War II

Red rust eats at kennel frames. Partitions have frozen in place. Wet, black noses poke between what look like prison bars.


April 29, 2015 
Despite opposition, O.C. supervisors approve new ambulance contracts

Despite opposition from officials from nine cities in the southern part of Orange County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved five-year contracts with two ambulance companies to provide service to five zones.


April 21, 2015 
O.C. Board of Supervisors officially calls for Judge M. Marc Kelly to resign over child rapist sentencing

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally called for Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly to resign because of his decision to sentence a child rapist to 10 years instead of the mandatory minimum of 25 years.


April 21, 2015 
O.C. supervisors dump county’s performance audit director

Orange County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to dump their performance audit director, who has faced criticism for milquetoast reports, including an upbeat one on a department that was being investigated by prosecutors.


April 10, 2015 
Pressure mounts on O.C. judge over sentence; county supervisors say they're planning a recall

A push to remove Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly from the bench gained steam Thursday, as three county supervisors joined a citizen group calling for his ouster.


April 9, 2015 
Orange County CEO Mike Giancola to retire

Orange County’s top executive, who began his career as a park attendant in 1976 and worked his way to the highest paying leadership role, will retire in September.


April 9, 2015 
O.C. judge who gave child molester reduced sentence is asked to resign

O.C. judge who gave child molester reduced sentence is asked to resign. - Click to watch video.


April 7, 2015 
Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson opposes Buena Park Measure A

Adding another leading local elected official to the list of those opposing Measure A, Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson has announced his opposition to the measure as detrimental to Buena Park and a costly, ill-conceived attempt at directing city public policy.


March 25, 2015 
Anaheim could get a permanent homeless shelter

A warehouse in an industrial area in Anaheim could be the site of a long-sought permanent emergency shelter and care center for Orange County’s homeless population under a new idea presented at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.


March 6, 2015 
Those who want to build in parts of O.C. will soon pay more to do it - a lot more

Developers will pay more to build in unincorporated Orange County under fees recently approved by the Board of Supervisors.


March 3, 2015 
John Wayne Airport To Open TO UBER, LYFT

If you are coming in for a landing at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, it’s time to pull out your smartphone and use an app to get matched with a driver to pick you up curbside.


March 3, 2015 
'It should be a free market': Uber, Lyft pickups get OK at John Wayne Airport

Uber, Lyft and other Internet-based ride services can now legally operate at John Wayne Airport under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.


February 24, 2015 
New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties

Metrolink's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in safety improvements after a series of deadly collisions probably reduced casualties in Tuesday's Oxnard crash, but the accident also highlighted the limits of the ongoing campaign.


February 24, 2015 
Metrolink Safety Advancements May Have Prevented Worse Outcome

OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Safety improvements by Metrolink may have prevented Tuesday’s derailment in Oxnard from being a lot worse.


January 14, 2015 
Supervisors Reject Tustin Senior Housing Project

"Elections matter" was Supervisor Todd Spitzer's message at Tuesday's meeting of Orange County's Board of Supervisors where, just before taking over as chairman of the board, Spitzer secured a unanimous vote to initiate the removal of a zoning amendment that could bring controversial plans for a senior living facility in North Tustin to a halt.


January 6, 2015 
California's bullet train: A little closer to reality, or an overreaching dream?

California’s transportation leaders plan to celebrate today construction on the state’s $68 billion high-speed rail project.


February 25, 2015 
Supervisor Nelson on KNX Wenesday morning--improvements at Metrolink that saved lives

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