The Orange County Labor Federation met on Thursday evening and issued its endorsements for the upcoming Assembly and Congressional Open Primary elections in June 2012.
Supervisor Bill Campbell “was surprised” to learn that his colleagues were introducing a last minute proposal for lobbyist registration. But he told his colleagues that the “devil is in the details” and after reviewing their proposal he felt it would be more appropriately named the “Citizen Registration Ordinance.”
â€œAt the end of the day, we all want a community we are proud to call home. When it comes to keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean, thereâ€™s no one more than John that I trust to do the job,â€ stated retired State Senator Joe Dunn whose former district included the City of Anaheim.
Since 2000, over $1 billion has been raised by California politicians, buying special interests unprecedented access but shutting out the rest of us. Thatâ€™s why polls show nearly three out of four voters want to change the way elections in California are financed. â€œThe California Fair Elections Act will be a big win for Californiaâ€™s citizens,â€ said Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Larry Agran. â€œIn the seven states that have fair elections systems, legislators were able to pass good laws to benefit their constituents instead of spending half their time raising money for the next campaign. The California Fair Elections Act will put Sacramento back to work for California.â€
Former State Senator Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana) is proposing that the Board of Supervisors adopt a major reform of the Orange County political environment by regulating lobbyists and themselves thus establishing more transparency in the way county government decisions are made.
H/T to Peggy Lowe over at the Register. A New Online Investigative News Site Coming to Orange County. A group of Orange County Democratic and liberal leaders will soon launch a non-profit online news site dedicated to â€œreal-time investigative coverageâ€ in three languages. Spearheaded by former state Sen. Joe Dunn, a Democrat from central Orange…