May 1, 2018
O.C. Sheriff’s Department Expected To Massively Overrun Budget Despite No Increase In Service Levels To Keep Our Streets Safe
ORANGE COUNTY – May 1 – On day one of the 5th calendar month, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials already anticipate a mid-year budget overrun of $33 million with zero increase in service levels to keep the streets of Orange County safe. The massive overspend during the first half of the year was largely due to increased salaries and benefits and the $33 million overrun is required to prevent services slipping below the current level of operations.
Dave Harrington said, “This gross mismanagement is unacceptable and I'll stop that practice on day one if I'm elected Sheriff. We need to being doing more with less, not the other way around. Furthermore, the idea that the Sheriff and Undersheriff didn't have the guts to appear in front of the Board of Supervisors to be held accountable for their mistake is simply embarrassing.” “I’ve been a city leader controlling a budget, saving our city millions and finding innovative solutions to community problems. I’ve saved hundreds of thousands of local dollars by ending reckless spending, earning endorsements from over 40 local mayors and councilmembers. I’ll improve the Sheriff department’s spending and efficiency to protect the taxpayers through innovation and reducing the bureaucracy. I know how to achieve more with less to keep our streets safe,” said Dave.
ALISO VIEJO MAYOR AND 28-YEAR VETERAN OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, DAVE HARRINGTON ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF