MOORLACH UPDATE — Turn Your Radio On — August 14, 2015

Yesterday I enjoyed being interviewed by two radio stations, KGO 810 (San Francisco) with morning anchors, Jennifer Jones Lee and Jon Bistrow (listen to it HERE), and KOGO 600 (San Diego) with afternoon hosts, Carl DeMaio and Bob "Sully" Sullivan.

The themes have been consistent. California has some of the highest gasoline taxes and transportation fees – including hidden cap and trade costs not accounted for in the taxes and fees – along with the lowest ranked roads in the nation. Houston, I mean Sacramento, we have a problem.

I’ll be interviewed on KX 93.5 (Laguna Beach) Sunday morning at 8 a.m. with Jim Kennedy and The Laguna Beach Independent provides the news below. You can listen to the Sunday interview live HERE.

BONUS: At the bottom is our latest Caltrans Watch (#Caltrans Watch). With more than half of the staff of Caltrans close to retirement age, attrition should provide an excellent opportunity to downsize, discontinue new hiring, and begin taking advantage of the increased flexibility and efficiency of outside contractors.


Listeners Invited to Quiz Ex-Supervisor

Listeners to KX 93.5 political talk show “Laguna Roundtable” are invited to submit questions for its next guest, state Senator John Moorlach.

Host Jim Kennedy interviews Moorlach, a former Orange County supervisor, live at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. The show can be live streamed at and a podcast available at

Submit questions to lagunaroundtable.


The Caltrans Record:
Spending 4.7 Times The National Average

FACT: California spends 4.7 times as much per-mile of state controlled highway as the national average.

FACT:For every mile of highway it controls, California spends approximately $77,000 on administration costs.

FACT: The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) report found that 60% of Capital Outlay projects sampled overestimated staffing needs by more than 25%.

FACT: Approximately 54% of Caltrans’ workforce were within 3 years of retirement as of March 2014.

With Caltrans expecting major staffing turnover in the next 3 years, increasing flexibility over contracting is the REASONABLE APPROACHto fixing our roads and
saving Californians’ money.
About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th district of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only CPA in the California State Senate. He gained national attention 20 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.


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