Tag Archive for Politics

Great Park Auditors are Hypocrites

Balloon Ride at The Great Park Irvine

The law firm of Aleshire & Wynder and the accounting firm Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro Accountants PC submitted invoices well over budget that was not authorized by the Irvine City Council to complete the final report of the Great Park forensic audit and investigation, employing the very tactics they criticized selected vendors of the Great Park…

Santa Ana’s Sliding Scale on Disclosure Forms

Sean H. Mill

The Santa Ana City Council takes great pains to paint itself as running a city government that’s open and transparent.  And the city, at it’s December 16 meeting, voted to not re-appoint Planning Commissioner Phil Bacerra on the grounds he hadn’t disclosed –in writing — all of his ex-parte communications that Bacerra had previously reported verbally…

Mark Bucher’s Anti-Union Measure Moves Forward – Includes A Sneaky Little Trick

Mark Bucher

Two time ballot box looser Mark Bucher’s anti-union political participation ballot initiative has moved forward with 920,000 signatures submitted for verification. This initiative is a repeat of two previous initiatives submitted by Bucher. In 1998 Butcher’s Proposition 226 failed to garner enough votes and in 2005, Proposition 75 failed as well. Like his previous two…

Sock Puppets

MoveOn.org is an organization I like and dislike. That’s a long story and irrelevant to this post. This ad they’ve just put out, however, raises sock puppetry to a whole new level and is worth a look.