Who Runs Our Government?
Many years ago, it became clear to many of us that Sacramento had two parties, the Republican Party and the Union Party. It is amazing how many bills are approved that incrementally give unions, both public and private, more and more territory over management or nonunion private sector businesses. It’s a testimony to their effectiveness, that such a small portion of the work force can control so much influence. Now that they have so much influence, that the changes they seek are no longer incremental. In fact, they are swinging for the fences and seem to be closing in on wholesale ownership of the state. They will use their power to the fullest, following the dictum of “more.” They are proving that they are “the Daddy” around the Capitol.
The most egregious example this year is AB 1250. Almost every newspaper in California has opined against this bill. Consequently, it was reported that it has become a two-year bill. Yet, we have been told that AB 1250 may come back to the Senate Floor today or tomorrow for a vote (also see MOORLACH UPDATE — AB 1250 OC Opposition — September 5, 2017 september 5, 2017 john moorlach, MOORLACH UPDATE — AB 1250 Labor Dominance — July 13, 2017 and MOORLACH UPDATE — AB 1250 Labor Dominance — July 13, 2017).
With this shadow hanging over the Legislature, I submitted one last editorial in opposition and it was published by Fox & Hounds in the piece below.
BONUS: You’re invited to an informal California Historical Landmark plaque unveiling at Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Come on Monday, September 18, at 2 p.m. for the private ceremony. Please RSVP with Aly John at 714–662–6050.
Orange County’s newest State Historical Landmark is the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park (see http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/the-historic-district/ and MOORLACH UPDATE — Numbers 1050 and 49 — January 2, 2016 january 2, 2016 john moorlach).
The park also contains an historic World War II bunker (see https://johnmoorlach.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/moorlach-update-da-doubts-july-9-2017/).
As this landmark is not up on the state’s website yet, here’s a description:
1050 CRYSTAL COVE HISTORIC DISTRICT — It is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & ’40’s and nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development.