Tag Archive for Integrity

Tait Takes Credit Where It Isn’t Due

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Councilwoman Lori Galloway (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

There’s been considerable point-counterpoint in Anaheim over the Tom Tait/Lorri Galloway Mayoral flap over the past couple of days and many of the Tait-bots complaining that Galloway has “turned on a man of integrity” Jason Young, that Tait supports traditional Democratic issues (Greg Diamond), or that Galloway is too stupid to be Mayor (Cynthia Ward:…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol. 24): Odds & Ends

Fall Leaves

Fall has finally arrived in South County and the rains are here.  It is a beautiful scene indeed!! As I reflected upon the past three months, the most momentus time for me was the Great Blackout. I wrote about it a few weeks back to reflect upon the day and the potential aftermath. Although some…

A True Measure of Integrity: Transparency

Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.

GGSD Trustee KimOanh Nguyen Lam walks from meeting over Lan Nguyen’s violation of Brown Act

In a dramatic move supporting government transparency and accountability, Dr. KimOanh Nguyen Lam, Trustee for the Garden Grove Unified School District, walked out of Tuesday evening’s board meeting over an alleged blatant violation of the Brown Act by her fellow board members. The Brown Act prohibits a quorum of elected officials from deciding on public matters without…

Caught Doing Someting Right

It is generally understood in the political blogsphere that the liberal blogs will be supportive of liberal candidates, and likewise conservative blogs will be supportive of conservative candidates. So it is not really surprising that Matt Cunningham over at Red County supports incumbent Congressman John Campbell over his challenger Beth Krom. Today, I caught Matt doing…

Uncle Tom’s Woodshed?

Ever since I found out about Carlos “Busty” Bustmante’s sexist comment regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchns as Orange County Sheriff I’ve been waiting for “Busty” to be taken to the woodshed for his conduct. I have been calling for the County of Orange Executive Office to do something other than slap “Busty” with an…