June 13, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: OC supervisors move to take away independent oversight

Supervisor Shawn Nelson and three other supervisors voted to prepare actions taking away the auditing and financial control functions of the office of elected county Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery, and to instead have those staff report to the supervisors and county CEO Frank Kim.


OC Register: Orange County cities propose homeless shelter sites, but locations are being kept quiet

The announcement of the new shelters proposed in Anaheim, Huntington Beach and Santa Ana, and the order to keep the potential sites secret, came Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court David O. Carter’s courtroom in Santa Ana.


Daily Pilot: O.C. supervisors oppose needle exchange plan

The supervisors’ resolution will be submitted to the California Department of Public Health, which is considering the application submitted by the Orange County Needle Exchange Program.


OC Register: Consumer prices in Los Angeles and Orange counties up 4.1%, biggest jump since 2008

The latest reading of the two-county region’s Consumer Price Index is far above the 2.8 percent gain for all of 2007 and just below the most recent high of 4.5 percent in September 2008. There are seven inflation trends you should be watching.



Public Policy Institute: The Impact of Proposition 47 on crime and recidivism

Researchers find no evidence that violent crime increased as a result of Proposition 47. A current uptick appears to have preceded the reform and is due in large part to unrelated changes in crime reporting after 2014. The report did find some evidence that Proposition 47 affected property crime.


Capitol & Main: The real costs of living in California

The federal poverty level doesn’t really take into account the cost of living in California. It also doesn’t tell you where we would like families to be. It doesn’t show you what is doing OK and how far most households are from it.


Publication Date: June 13, 2018