May 13, 2020 Media Brief
Orange County is partway to meeting other state requirements, but would need to perform more diagnostic tests, obtain more disinfectant supplies and medical protective gear and hire more workers to trace who may have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus.
The members of Congress – Mike Levin, Gil Cisneros, Alan Lowenthal, Lou Correa, Linda Sánchez, Katie Porter, and Harley Rouda – requested “a briefing to understand the factors contributing to Orange County’s comparably low testing volume so that we may work together to address this disparity,” and listed a series of questions.
Ever since a leadership vacuum opened up among city executives — when former assistant city manager Chet Simmons followed former city manager Eddie Manfro out the door in January — the city hasn’t had someone at City Hall focused specifically on economic development, according to staff.
Rentals resume May 20, when the previous restrictions the council agreed to in April were set to expire. The minimum stay requirement will lift when the city rescinds its locally declared emergency, a date to be determined.
“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. We’ve selected 10 charts of recent economic activity that reveal some of the business climate’s trouble spots during the battle against coronavirus’ spread.
Labor 411: Departing AT&T CEO, Who Presided Over Layoffs Of Tens Of Thousands, To Receive $247,000 A Month For Life
Randall Stephenson, the soon to be ex-CEO of AT&T, was no friend of labor. Under his tenure, tens of thousands of employees got the pink slip. And some right before Christmas. And he is getting a handsome reward for his job-killing reign: $247,000 a month for life.
Publication Date: May 13, 2020