In the spirit of not just pointing things out about Santa Ana City Council when they get something wrong, the release of the Meeting Agenda for September 19th has a couple items that demonstrate an attempt at change.
From the Voice of OC:”Media relations have not been a strong suit of the city of Santa Ana in recent years. In fact, many reporters view city officials as openly hostile to public information and open meeting laws.”The City hired a short-term Public Information officer, but the money ran out June 30th.
This weekend, Voice of OC’s Norberto Santana, Jr. opened up some transparency on Costa Mesa Mayor Monahan’s openness during previous contracting out processes. It seems the most transparent part of Monahan’s record in this area is that he has no problem pushing to give put contracts exclusively to his friends.
One of our intrepid readers pointed out that “the City of Costa Mesa’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CityofCostaMesa) goes directly to William Lobdell’s page. What’s up with that?