August 8, 1995: Excerpts from Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez's statement

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Excerpts from Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez's statement

August 8, 1995


After much personal reflection and evaluation, I have made a personal decision I
believe will serve the best interests of my family and the county. On July 13, 1995,
I advised the Governor's Office that I would be stepping aside as Supervisor of the
Third District, effective Friday, Sept. 22, 1995.

It is my strong belief that our efforts over the past months have had positive results
and the components are now in place for a recovery to take hold. Orange County
will recover from this calamity and it will do so because we have been swift and
decisive in rendering critical decisions. ...
As I prepare to leave office, I remain committed to the goals that we have set for
the coming weeks and will continue to work with our staff, our legislative
delegation and the Governor's Office to develop legislation that will help in our
recovery efforts.

I will continue to participate in the executive search for a permanent County
Executive Officer and I will work to ensure that our county's budget process is
completed by the date of my departure. And I look forward to working with and
supporting the efforts of the Orange County Business Council in their quest to
develop an alternative plan to address the pending issues of the recovery. ...

But most of all, I thank the voters of the Third District who twice returned me to
public office and gave me the opportunity to serve and represent them. I firmly
believe the Third District is a better place today, with improved services, finer
facilities and new planned communities and cities that will serve the people well
for many generations to come. ...

The past months have been the most difficult of my professional life, and every
step in the recovery effort has been challenging and in many cases, painful. But I
have been blessed and fortunate to have four outstanding colleagues who have
been supportive and dedicated to the recovery of our county. I will always be
grateful for their support and most of all, their friendship.

Faith, family and true friends have sustained me during these difficult times and,
while I have no immediate plans, I look forward to the future with optimism.

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