History: after the Bustamante arrest occurrs, heads start to roll down at the County; perhaps Drakodaidis senses that she will be next; Drakodaidis goes on leave and then (reports the Voice of OC) she sends her letter, a claim, which is reported to be politically explosive; the County does not reveal the letter despite its being of such a nature (i.e., a legal claim) that it should be made public; the Voice of OC sues (basis: violation of Brown Act) to correct; meanwhile, anticipating his termination, Mauk resigns as County CEO [i.e., Mauk and the Supes make a deal]; County now coughs up a redacted version of D's letter, below.
(The politically explosive stuff is mostly on page 2.)
Orange County government has long been prone to scandal—going back to the seventies, the era of Louis Cella, Ronald Caspers, et al. Despite occasional litigation—resulting in the resignations, convictions, and prison terms for numerous supervisors and other government officials—the board has continued to preside over a County government in which cronyism, a spoils system, patronage, incompetence, and opacity prevails.
Will the Drakodaidis letter finally set off a chain of events that will expose the dark nature of County government and lead to an era of reform?
Not likely. OC voters are brain dead.
Note: Probolsky is on the Saddleback College Foundation's Advisory Council. Williams, of course, is a former SOCCCD trustee who was assisted in his political ambitions by the late Tom Fuentes, who was also on the SOCCCD board. Fuentes is a close friend of DA Rackaukas, whose girlfriend Williams made his second in command, despite her utter lack of qualifications. I could go on, but let's stop there.
Note: Voice of OC specialist asserts that at least some of the redactions are in violation of the Brown Act. Thus, it would seem, the Brown Act suit goes forward. See County Releases Redacted Version, Voice of OC. It is likely that, ultimately, the entire letter will be revealed.