Browsing All posts tagged under »Long Beach California«

About the “Reality Check” barometer….

June 5, 2013


A few years ago JCW launched as “California’s ten billion dollar reality check”. The reason we picked that number in particular is because that is how much public monies were at risk of being mis-spent by the boondogglers that run the AOC and the hand-picked long time inside brown-nosed boondogglers of the judicial council. Over […]

AOC to San Diego – Coin Detected In Pocket

April 8, 2013


About that tunnel in San Diego: Last year this statement was being uttered by San Diego leadership and others to win support to move forward with a new San Diego Courthouse. “The State of California will pay for the tunnel because it was part of the negotiations to obtain the land for the courthouse from […]

The May Revise – 4 months to make a difference

January 13, 2013


The May revise remains an opportunity to move the ball down field. Governor Brown presented to the judicial branch a challenging budget scenario that would require the branch to take an additional 200 million out of the general fund when what the branch really needs is to secure an additional 200 million if we are […]

The Long Beach PPP Courthouse Contract

December 28, 2012


Enclosed is the Long Beach courthouse contract executed between Mr. Robert Emerson of the Administrative office of the Courts and Mr. Stuart Marks of Long Beach Judicial Partners obtained by Mr. Michael Paul via the State Department of Finance.  Note that the attachments are mostly larger than 8 megabytes each and that they are numbered […]

AOC Employees – Be sure to say Hello to the DOJ investigators…

December 11, 2012


In case you haven’t heard, the United States Department of Justice investigators are interviewing certain AOC employees both yesterday and today, possibly in connection with the AOC re-purposing funds for court interpreters. A suggestion to DOJ investigators: Don’t stop there. Trace every federal dollar in every program. Trace every dollar to the vendors. Make sure […]

Long Beach – Unwind the deal.

December 4, 2012


 In a recent post labeled Courthouse Construction? Frozen until further notice Justice Brad Hill delivers bad news while attempting to put a positive economic spin to it. However, neither his numbers, nor do his conclusions add up without converting the PPP project to bond financing. For a little more detail as to why that might […]

JCW’s twelve days of an AOC Christmas – 2012

December 4, 2012


Courtesy of Peppermint Patty- On the first day of Christmas The Judicial Branch gave to me A Jahr Head in an empty tree. On the second day of Christmas The Judicial Branch gave to me Two more layers of AOC upper management, And a Jahr Head in an empty tree. On the third day of […]

Courthouse construction? Frozen until further notice.

December 3, 2012


It should come as no surprise that overspending and spending someone else’s money without their consent doesn’t go over very well.  In the case of the 1.8 billion dollar (2.3 billion dollar)long beach courthouse where both the AOC and Judicial Council took liberties, they’re getting their hands slapped. It is well deserved too. For those […]

The Long Beach boondoggle gets more press coverage

November 14, 2012


It is being referenced to in growing circles as the long beach courthouse boondoggle. At a 35 year operating cost of 2.3 billion dollars, money has yet to be appropriated by anyone to pay for it. The only money appropriated thus far for courthouses comes out of the existing courthouse construction funding provided for by […]