August 9, 2018

Orange County

Voice of OC: EPA provides $135 million for Groundwater Replenishment Project expansion in OC

According to EPA’s estimate of national drinking water and wastewater needs, over $743 billion is needed for water infrastructure improvements.


Voice of OC: Anaheim Council rejects changes to wage increase ballot question

A split Anaheim City Council rejected proposed changes to the ballot question for an initiative that, if approved in November, will raise the minimum wage for city subsidized businesses to $18 an hour by 2022.


OC Register: Threat from Holy fire, which swells to 9,614 acres overnight, leads to school closures in Riverside County

Authorities have also shut down Highway 74, known as Ortega Highway, which will mean increased traffic on the 91 Freeway on Thursday.


Voice of OC: New contract gives raise to most County workers in OC

The CEO Budget Office works with departments to monitor budgets on a monthly basis. Each department is unique and depending upon the actual revenue and expenses, budget adjustments may or may not be necessary, said a County spokeswoman said.


Daily Pilot: As budget remedies, Huntington Beach may explore marijuana-related revenue and boosting fines for illegal short-term rentals

With general-fund revenue increases projected to taper off in coming years, the Huntington Beach Finance Commission this week recommended several potential budget-tightening and revenue-generating solutions.



OC Register: West Anaheim hospital staff call one-day strike Thursday over wages

The National Union of Healthcare Workers, which won a vote last year to represent licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), respiratory therapists and other facility staff, said the Anaheim workers are paid less than those at other hospitals owned by its corporate parent, Ontario-based Prime Healthcare.


Capital & Main: Hotel workers back new law ending secrecy in harassment cases

While non-disclosure agreements ensure silence at the settlement stage, mandatory arbitration agreements guarantee confidentiality about workplace disputes from the get-go, and are consequently even more problematic.


Publication Date: August 9, 2018