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  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

     

    Baxit-Kennedy files for OUSD seat

    eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
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    Update 7/28/16

    Child Care Supervisor pulls papers for OUSD Trustee Seat

    Orange resident Nicole Baitx-Kennedy, who works as a Child Care Supervisor for Ocean View School District has pulled papers for the Orange Unified School District Trustee Area 6 seat.

    Baitx-Kennedy formerly held a similar job at Orange Unified. Her Facebook friends include Orange Unified Trustee Andrea Yamasaki.

    The Trustee Area 6 seat is currently held by Trustee Mark Wayland. 

    At the December 10, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, Wayland stunned the audience during the Agenda's last item, Other Comments, that he would be resigning his Trustee position effective December 31st.

    However, Wayland did not resign.

    The often surprising Wayland did  however have an even bigger December surprise for Greater Orange. He filed a lawsuit against OUSD Area 1 Candidate Trustee Greg Salas for filing false statements on his Ballot Candidate Statement. Salas ran for the Trustee position after his removal by petition caused the Special Election.

    Wayland accused Salas of falsely listing Wayland as endorsing Salas, and more importantly according to Wayland, Salas filed false and misleading statements for his ballot statement to imply that Salas was an incumbent (i.e. elected) OUSD Board member.

    On January 6th,  Wayland won in court when Greg Salas was ordered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Lissebrink to remove the false statements from his Candidate Statement.


    Wayland during other meetings has alluded to not running for re-election.  If Wayland does not file for re-election by August 12th, the nominating period for the Trustee Area 6 seat will be extended for five business days.  


    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith* -Pulled Papers

    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy* -Pulled/Filed Papers

    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm*-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy* -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez* -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District

    Daniel Correa - Pulled Papers

    John Ortega*-Pulled/Filed Papers

    ·      Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges*- Pulled/Filed Papers

    ·             Trustee Area 6
    Nicole Baitx-Kennedy -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez* -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Arianna Barrios* -Pulled Papers

    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled/Filed Papers

     *incumbent 

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

     

    Ortega files for re-election

    eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
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    Update 7/26/16
    Orange Unified School District Area 2 Trustee John Ortega pulled and then filed his papers for re-election today July 26th.

    Yesterday, Orange Planning Commissioner Daniel Correa pulled papers to run against Ortega.  Correa has until August 12th to file his papers.

    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith* -Pulled Papers

    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy* -Pulled/Filed Papers

    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm*-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy* -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez* -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District

    Daniel Correa - Pulled Papers

    John Ortega*-Pulled/Filed Papers

    ·       ·        Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges*- Pulled/Filed Papers

    ·             Trustee Area 6

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez* -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Arianna Barrios* -Pulled Papers

    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled Papers


     *incumbent 




    Monday, July 25, 2016

     

    Daniel Correa pulls papers for OUSD

    eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
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    Update 7/25/16
    City of Orange Planning Commissioner Daniel Correa pulls papers for OUSD Board


    City of Orange Planning Commissioner Daniel Correa has pulled papers for Trustee Area 2.


    Trustee Area 2 is currently held by Trustee John Ortega.  Ortega has been on the OUSD Board since first elected in the 2001 Orange Recall as part of the Citizens Board Slate.  Ortega has never faced an opponent since being elected to the OUSD Board.


    Correa was first appointed to the  Orange Planning Commission In May 2013. His Planning Commission term is scheduled to end June 2017.  Correa is an Assistant Planner for the City of Rancho Cucamonga
    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith* -Pulled Papers

    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy* -Pulled/Filed Papers

    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm*-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy* -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez* -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District

    Daniel Correa -Pulled Papers

    ·        Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges*- Pulled/Filed Papers


    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez* -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Arianna Barrios* -Pulled Papers

    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled Papers


     *incumbent 

    Friday, July 22, 2016

     

    Trustees approve November Bond election

    OU$D Bond WATCH 2016
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    “The course of true love never did run smooth.” 
     
    William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Orange UNIFIES on a 2016 Bond

    It took 7 votes-including a rare parliamentary maneuver to reconsider  the final vote - but last night the Orange Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously to  approve a $288,000,000 bond measure for the November 2016 ballot.

    The month's long prelude to the final votes-much like a blockbuster movie trailer- was nothing compared to two-and-a-half hour unfolding of the main event. 

    With two public hearings, five Action Items, a teleconferencing trustee (Mark Wayland from Pennsylvania), community members showing up last minute citing live meeting text messages, last minute resolution amendments,  an Anaheim City Council member addressing the Board and a boisterous audience, it was again high political drama-OUSD style.    

    The evening's Agenda included the option of splitting the four high schools into two School Facilities Improvement Districts (SFID). The two SFID were split between the major communities that have traditionally voted for the last bonds and those that helped defeat those bonds.

    The trustees representing the communities in the proposed SFID 1 (Canyon and Villa Park H.S. feeder neighborhoods)-  Andrea Yamasaki, Kathy Moffat and Dr. Deilgianni-Brydges - all spoke out for a general all-district bond and voted against the two SFID.  Citing polling data, the trio was supported by audience members who spoke out against the SFID and for a single General Bond for the whole district-including long-time Anaheim City Councilwomen Kris Murray.

    Trustee Rick Ledesma and John Ortega led the arguments for the SFID stating that an approval of even one SFID would be the beginning of a path toward getting all OUSD schools updated.

    Out-voted on creating both School Improvement Facilities Districts in two 3-4 votes (Trustees Rick Ledesma, Mark Wayland, John Ortega and Timothy Surridge all voting Yes),  the split 3-4 vote was enough to deny adding bonds for the SIFD to the ballot in the later votes that needed a super-majority of 5 yes votes.  That fact however, did not stop the back-and-forth discussion on the merits of SFID Bonds compared to a General Bond.

    Lacking the needed super-majority vote (5 votes), the two Agenda votes to add the two SFID Bonds to the ballot both failed 4-3.

    Adding to the general confusion of the voting process, last minute amendments to each Bond resolution was included to satisfy the requirements of the Orange County Taxpayers Association.

    The last Agenda vote to add a General Bond to the November 2016 ballot passed 6-1 with only John Ortega voting No.  Trustee Dr. Deilgianni-Brydges, who voted against the 2015 Bond (and signed the ballot statement against it) prefaced her Yes vote for this Bond by stating that the 2016 Bond did not include cosmetic updates she opposed in 2015, but concentrated on "curriculum" updates-specifically  mentioning science rooms.  Deligianni is seeking reelection to her Trustee seat after loosing a primary bid for the Assembly. Surridge took a swipe at Deligianni in the earlier SFID votes telling her "Nice to see you support a bond".

    The 6-1 vote was enough to add the Bond measure to the ballot. However, the votes were not over as Trustee Kathy Moffat sought a unanimous trustee vote. In rare parliamentary procedure move, Moffat asked for a vote to reconsider the bond vote-in order to give Ortega ( who is up for re-election) the opportunity to vote with the majority and send the message to the community that the OUSD Board was unanimously behind the Bond.

    The motion to reconsider the General Bond vote passed, then the second General Bond vote passed with Ortega (who first explained his original No vote) switching his vote to Yes making the final bond vote to add a General Bond to the November ballot 7-0.  

    OU$D Bond WATCH 2016

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    Thursday, July 21, 2016

     

    eLECTION Watch UPDATE

    eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Update 7/21/16

    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith -Pulled Papers

    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy -Pulled/Filed Papers

    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District


    ·        Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges- Pulled/Filed Papers


    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Arianna Barrios -Pulled Papers


    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled Papers

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

     

    Greater Orange eLECTION Watch UPDATE

    eLECTION Watch 2016 UPDATE
    a service of Orange Net News /O/N/N/
    Update 7/20/19

    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race
    Tita Smith -Pulled Papers

    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy -Pulled Papers

    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District


    ·        Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges- Pulled/Filed Papers


    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez -Pulled Papers

    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Arianna Barrios -Pulled Papers
    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled Papers




    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

     

    OUSD will vote on Bonds Thursday


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    The Fourth time the charm????

    OUSD Board to vote on 3 facility Bond proposals for November ballot this Thursday

    After an extended community outreach, study and polling period, the Orange Unified School Board of Trustees at their July 21, 2016 meeting will be voting on three 2016 Bond proposals to be placed on the November 2016 ballot.
    The five Agenda Items dealing with the 2016 Bonds are Action Items A-E, agenda pages 2-56.

    The proposals include a district-wide bond to cover the four comprehensive high schools for up to $288,000,000 and two bonds that break the district up into two School Facility Improvement Districts ( each with two of the four OUSD high schools). The individual district bonds would each be for half the total of a district-wide bond-$144,000,000.

    If the District-wide Bond is approved then passed by voters, it would nullify the two School Facility Improvement Districts if they are approved then passed by voters.

    Polling released at the last OUSD Meeting earlier this month showed the School Facility Improvement Districts would have a harder time passing than a district-wide bond.

    The OUSD Administration and community support groups have applied lessons learned from other Bond defeats toward this fourth try at improving the aging Orange Unified facilities. Those lessons include extensive community outreach and engagement leading up to approving a Bond for the November 2016 Presidential election.

    The OUSD Bonds carry an assessment of $29 a year per $100,000 of assessed value- the value on the tax rolls- not “resale” value. If the house were on the tax rolls for $300,000 the yearly Bond assessment would be $87 (3 x $29 )- NOT the tax on the resale value of $500,000 (5 x $29).


    INSIDE the July 21 OUSD Agenda
     Orange Trustee Mark Wayland will be “teleconferencing” from the lobby of the Hampton Inn in Lehighton, PA requiring all votes to be by roll call.
    Information Items 13 A and B (pages 57 and 96) - results of the June 7th Election
    On the June 7, 2016 Measure G for Term Limits for Orange Unified School Board

    Members overwhelmingly passed. The first reading of revising the OUSD Bylaws of the Board to reflect the new changes will also take place.

    The new term limits limit OUSD Board members to 3 four year terms. While the terms do not have to be consecutive, the limit is a lifetime limit of three total.
    Consent Item 14 F page 110-Peralta Property Lease Extensions
    This item extends the lease for Oliver Crest Academy, Tennis Specialists and Arena Soccer for an additional year a the former Peralta School Site. The golfing section under Drotter LLC. Continues as a month-to-month agreement. 
    NEXT OUSD SPECIAL BOARD MEETING July 21, 2016
    Next OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
    CLOSED SESSION- 6:30 pm
    OUSD Open Session: 7:00 pm
    For AGENDA-CLICK ON: OUSD AGENDA


    For more information call the OUSD Superintendent’s office at 714-628-4040
    For budgeting questions call Business Services at 714-628-4015

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    No changes for 7/19/16

    eLECTION Watch 2016
    Orange Mayor's Race



    City Clerk

    Mary Murphy -Pulled Papers



    City Treasurer

    Richard Rohm-Pulled Papers

    Orange City Council Seats (2)

    Mark Murphy -Pulled Papers

    Mike Alvarez -Pulled Papers

    Villa Park City Council Seats (2)

    Vincent Rossini-Pulled Papers

    Orange Unified School District

    • Trustee Area 2



    • Trustee Area 3

    Dr. Alexia Deligianni-Brydges- Filed Papers






    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Nelida Mendoza Yanez -Pulled Papers


    Rancho Santiago College District Seat 3

    Rudolph Diaz – Pulled Papers

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