Yesterday, Anaheim officials brazenly jumped over the line in order to conceal disclosable public records and refused to comply with a request from Voice of OC for email records. They did so by demanding $19,000 to provide 60-day old email records.
Santa Ana spent $8,444.73 on an outside legal opinion on whether Councilwoman Alvarez could run for an additional Council term due to approval of Meadure D in 2007. But even with the invoice it seems that City Attorney Joe Straka has something he wants to hide, in addition to the conclusions of the report.
It’s concerning that members of the City Council found it important to participate in the State and County redistricting processes and join the public to present their recommendations and concerns. Yet in the case of their own process, they failed to offer the residents of Santa Ana the same opportunity.