So much for fiscal conservatism . . .
Christian Berthelsen at the Times is calling it "Extreme Makeover: Orange County Government Edition." In his Sunday article, he details the $1.1 million tab four OC officials ran while renovating their offices.
Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach bought an $8,990 desk for the reception foyer of his office and spent $10,300 on shelving in the supply room.
Supervisor Patricia Bates bought a $3,375 conference table and a $1,200 executive high-back chair.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen installed $1,300 worth of track lighting with a dimmer switch.
County Treasurer Chriss Street spent nearly $50,000 on 90 office chairs from the high-concept Herman Miller design line.
And all four ordered 52-inch wall-mounted flat-screen televisions. The supervisors' televisions, which will go in their personal offices, cost $4,000 apiece; Street's, in his conference room, cost $7,800.