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Online Public Input Sought for Sheriff-Coroner Position

County Executive Office - Press Release

April 30, 2008

Contact: Brooke De Baca

Online Public Input Sought for Sheriff-Coroner Position

(Santa Ana, CA) – The Board of Supervisors is seeking public input that will be used during the interview process to fill the vacant Sheriff-Coroner position.  Residents may visit to submit possible interview questions and evaluation criteria beginning April 30th.

The online public input form will be available until the end of business on May 6th.  Beginning at 1:30 p.m. during the May 6th Board meeting, community members may also appear in person to provide suggested interview questions and evaluation criteria.

Board Members will interview candidates at a public meeting on May 27th and are expected to make a final decision at the June 3rd Board meeting.

The individual selected for Sheriff-Coroner will finish the remaining term of office left vacant when former Sheriff Michael Carona resigned.  The current Sheriff-Coroner term continues through January 2011.

“The Board looks forward to receiving meaningful public input to assist us in choosing the best possible Sheriff for the County of Orange,” said Board Chairman John M.W. Moorlach.  “This will truly be a very transparent and accountable search process, in part due to the contributions we will receive from many concerned members of the public during this comment period.  It is more helpful to us to identify the characteristics, attributes, and traits we should be looking for in the next Sheriff-Coroner and to suggest particular, specific questions we should ask of the candidates we will be interviewing, than to advocate for a particular candidate.”

To submit online interview questions or evaluation criteria and to view the resumes of the Sheriff-Coroner candidates, visit