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A rather spectacular bit of politicking

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Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors effort to establish limited campaign finance oversight had its proverbial head cut off. State lawmakers gutted the bill after a rather spectacular bit of politicking, leaving this dragon not completely dead, but with just one head.

Amante Votes on Grand Jury Ruling Criticizing Him; Shirley Grindle says it’s the Height of Arrogance

The Tustin City Council finally met to discuss a recently Grand Jury report that faulted Tustin councilman Jerry Amante and Laguna Hills councilman Allan Songstad for using their positions of authority to unduly influence officials at Brandman University to be critical of the work of Professor Fred Smoller (more on this in a second).  With…

Campaign Watchdog Grindle Questions Martinez Contribution

Hat tip to the Voice of OC, as campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has called into question a campaign donation made to Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez’s Assembly campaign.  The contribution, from a vendor awarded a contract by the city of Santa Ana, came after Martinez voted to award the vendor a city contract. …

Shirley Grindle Files FFPC Complaint Against FFFF for Political Reform Act Violation

Political campaign watchdog Shirley Grindle filed a complaint last Friday against Tony Bushala and the Friends for Fullerton’s Future (Committee 1270222) for continuing in campaign activity even though his political action committee, set up to derail the candidacy of Linda Ackerman, was terminated in February. Technical, Grindle sees Bushala’s actions as a violation of the…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

Shirley Grindle Asks Hoa’s Treasurer To Amend Report

Orange County’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle (OC Register photo) contacted me this evening to let me know that she has sent a memo to Xavier Martinez, Hoa Van Tran’s new campaign treasurer, requesting that he clean up the reports and refund any contributions that may exceed the $1,600 TinCup limit. Specifically she is referring…