Tag Archive for transparency

OC’s State Elected Republicans Against Transparency of an Audit of the Great Park Non-Audit

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OC’s elected Republicans are very good at two things — calling for transparency and then protecting other Republicans from anything that reveals true transparency. The Voice of OC offers this post featuring a letter from all of Orange County’s Republican State Senators and State Assembly elected urging Assemblyman Mike Gibson, who chairs the Joint Legislative…

Gaze into the Crystal Ball – What will OC Supes Do?

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For the past couple of weeks the OC Register has been highlighting the positive realities of what our county public employees contribute to the welfare of our community, through its content partnership with the OCEA. This week, OCEA presents a full page ad focusing on bringing transparency to the apparent pay-to-play actions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Rep. Travis Allen Dodges the NSA Question

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State Representative Travis Allen has proposed a new assembly bill (AJR 26) which calls on “the President and Congress of the United States to make the protection of civil liberties and national security equal priorities, and to immediately discontinue any practices that are contrary to the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.” Duh… Now…

Irvine City Council Preserves Funding Set for Chopping Block

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With pressure from the community and revenue projections that seem to be too conservative for what is actually anticipated, the Irvine City Council voted 3-1 to preserve funding for the Irvine Barclay Theater, the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the OC Legal Aid Services and the Discovery Science Center with Republican Council member Christina Shea…

Hiring A CEO: A Lesson in Transparency?

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Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors will be discussing both the compensation for their new CEO and the appointment of that CEO, the latter in closed session. With all of the kerfuffle over the severance package and compensation that former CEO Tom Mauk received, one might think the Board of Supervisors would not try to ram anything through at the last minute.

No public debates in Anaheim – What’s up with that?

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Anaheim, is the largest city in Orange County, and the city council controls the largest budget of any OC city. There are two of five city council seats up for election this year, and not incumbents seeking reelection. You would think, that there would be numerous public debates where the candidates could face off and tell the voters what they would do