Tag Archive for transparency

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…

The IRS has no form 990s from CATER

Letter from IRS stating no form 990 on file for CATER

CATER (Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility), which identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) public benefit non-profit organization focused on transparency and accountability in government, has either not filed a form 990 from September 2013 through the end of July 2015 or has asked the IRS for an extension in filing which the IRS has not…

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…