John Moorlach raked in$237k in total value in his last few years of office. (In my home county, the total is about $85k)
Cha-Ching. $16k for 5 years of taxpayer money in to his 401 plan. A 2.7% at 55 Pension – guaranteed by OC Taxpayers. Opposed efforts to cut said pension. Supported and even proposed efforts to weaken term limits. Supported onerous campaign finance laws to make it harder for challengers to take out incumbents.
With all that, John Moorlach did indeed vote to spike his pension.
On 7/31/2007 – Moorlach voted to bump up his Car Allowance, which counts toward his pension, nearly double his comp time from 90 to 170 hours and bump the taxpayer funded part of his 401(k) plan from 6 to 8%.
John Moorloch publicly railed against the free car, opting instead to take the car “allowance”.
This is deceptive because if Moorlach took the free car instead, the $765 a month he got from his car allowance would go away and thus, the according bump to his pension would as well.
In addition to this – Moorlach also receives a cash benefit of $4500. Not sure what it is for, but it is there and Moorlach cashed the check(s).
In addition, the county pays for Moorlach’s portion of the Pension Plan Costs… aka both ends.
Moorlach also received $6300+ for serving on the OCTA – the Orange County Transportation Authority. In my home county, the PCTPA is unpaid.
When you inventory all of this, it makes you wonder if fiscal conservatism stops at Moorlach’s own finances.
I bring up once again, Mr. Moorlach’s form 700’s that indicate little or no assets or income outside of the government. When you mix in the unbelievable pay and benefits and the office-shopping, you begin to wonder…
Meantime, a man with a far lower salary donates somewhere in the neighborhood of 300K to other Republicans and amasses a lifetime 93% CRA Score. Which one is more real? Which one is a man of the people? It kind of underlines the absurdity of the Moorlach Campaign Headquarters existing on the grounds of an $8.5 Million Dollar spread on the Newport Coast…
Here’s how it works folks – if Wagner is a Conservative, his behavior related to his compensation has been consistent (he gets about half of Moorloch’s total package as an Assemblymember). If Wagner is some sort of RINO hack, then it pours Miracle Grow on the hypocrisy of Moorlach because Wagner’s government haul is a fraction of his while Moorlach raked it all in to the last penny.
P.S. for those of you just now tuning in to my dismantling of John Moorlach – please note that the CRA endorsed John Moorlach. I am writing as an individual and while I am identified with CRA – my opinions on the SD37 Race do not reflect those of the CRA. (but, I sure wish they did)
Source: Voice of OC Column By NORBERTO SANTANA JR. | Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 9:13 am + County Records.