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Sal Tinajero and his dubious claims of transparency

Councilman Sal Tinajero - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

Back a few weeks ago, when Santa Ana Assistant City Manager Cindy Nelson announced her retirement, Councilman Sal Tinajero spoke to the Voice of OC about the transition. He described the departures of Nelson and City Attorney James Fletcher as part of the ushering in of a new era in Santa Ana city government, one…

Define Transparency

Our pals at the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog (FFFF) are regular stand up guys when it comes to calling for transparency in government.  They are very good about filing public records requests and reporting their findings and applying appropriate snarky comments to each post.  So imagine our surprise to learn that FFFF blogger Travis…

Note to Santa Ana City Hall: When you have a side of a story, tell it!

Miguel Pulido - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

At a time when they are being hammered over an apparent lack of transparency, the City failed to take the opportunity to publicise their greatest advance in transparency in the past decade. In handling crisis communications one of the most important things that any individual or group can do is clear the air, to share your side of the story in a way that answers as many questions as possible to clarify your side of the story.

A True Measure of Integrity: Transparency

Yesterday, the Board considered a proposal from Supervisor Bill Campbell to take Orange County out of the dark ages of back room political deals and insider influence trading into the 21st century world of government transparency. The proposal itself did not go nearly far enough, but it was a first step that required registration of paid lobbyists.

Santa Ana City Government – About as transparent as a brick wall

As most of you know, we have been hammering the city council and executive staff of the City of Santa Ana pretty hard on the issue of transparency over the past few months. We have found conflicts of interest that have required the return of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and violations of sunshine and open meetings laws. The result of our investigations has lead me to a simple conclusion. The City of Santa Ana operates with about as much transparency as a brick wall.