Tag Archive for transparency

Why won’t Young Kim release her Taxes?

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    The campaign of Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today released an ad highlighting the connection between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and her opponent, incumbent Assemblywoman Young Kim. The video can be viewed at:  https://www.facebook.com/trumpyoungkim/ “Young Kim can try to distance herself from Trump’s words, but she can’t escape their shared record of being…

Gafcon issues statement on State Auditor’s Audit of Great Park Audit

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  California State Auditor Releases Report Criticizing City of Irvine’s Poor Governance of $1.7 Million Review of the Orange County Great Park Independent State Investigation Finds Flaws in the City’s Audit Process Compromised Audit’s Credibility SAN DIEGO, CA (August 9, 2016) – The City of Irvine exercised “poor governance” in its $1.7 million review of…

POLITICS AS USUAL: KIM DISTORTS TRUTH, FAILS TO DELIVER

Sharon Quirk Silva (left) and Melissa Fox (center left) next to AD-73 candidate Wendy Gariella.  DPOC secretary Anita Narayana is on the right.

  FULLERTON, CA – Trounced in June’s primary election, Republican career politician Young Kim is turning to underhanded tactics that distort the facts in order to talk about anything other than her record of failing to deliver for Orange County families as a member of California’s legislature. Kim’s latest distortion of Quirk-Silva’s record centers around…

New State Bar Audit Points a Critical Finger at Joe Dunn

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A new audit of the California State Bar Association, an organization that fired CD-46 candidate Joe Dunn in 2014, says leaders were overpaid, financial documents had multiple errors and lacked transparency, and that a massive budget shortfall to pay claims against attorneys exists.  Current State Bar leaders are pointing the finger at Joe Dunn’s management…

ON TAX DAY, QUIRK-SILVA SAYS TAXPAYERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW LEADERS ARE PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE;

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FULLERTON, CA—Classroom teacher and 65th Assembly District candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva today released her tax returns to the media citing the belief that open, transparent government starts with having leaders who are open and transparent in their own financial dealings. “Taxpayers need to know that elected leaders are playing by the same rules they are and…

OJ Blog Lets Dunn Campaign Edit a Post

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  Orange Juice blogger Vern Nelson put up a fawning post about CD-46 Congressional candidate Joe Dunn on Tuesday; the post was up for about five hours and yanked, only to re-appear about 36 hours later.  Nelson removed the post at the request of the Dunn campaign in order to correct a few factual errors. Correcting…

Third Time is a Charm; Joint Audit Committee will Audit the Great Park Audit

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Irvine’s Republican Council majority likes to talk about transparency in government but that only applies when looking into policies enacted by the former Democratic Council majority.  When it comes to transparency on their own actions for how the Great Park investigation was conducted, they’ve done everything possible to prevent the same sort of scrutiny. So…