Santa Ana Council Member Carlos Bustamante once told an audience at a fundraiser (for his failed Supervisorial campaign) that his life was like Forrest Gump – a movie character who lucked into one success after another. While folks were shocked at the time, he was right – at least up until he got into trouble this past week, at work, where he is now facing serious sexual harassment allegations.
Bustamante got a job as a middle manager a couple years ago, at the County of Orange. Today he is a vastly overpaid Orange County Public Works Director of Administration – and he does not appear to be qualified for the job. In fact his pay has come under scrutiny since an internal County audit revealed that his last few raises were not merited.
Let’s take a look at his “qualifications” and background: Continue reading