Articles Tagged With ‘Transparency’

Police transparency bill dies in California Legislature

As multiple police scandals swirl around Northern California, including an Oakland sex scandal that has infected several Bay Area agencies, there is little hope citizens and journalists in the state will obtain access to officer personnel records. A bill that... (Continue reading)

Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

Here’s the best motive to love or hate a new water district

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Advocates of a proposed Paso Robles basin water district trooped to the microphone Tuesday like dutiful crusaders, all to inform San Luis Obispo County supervisors of the many reasons for their support. Here’s a really good... (Continue reading)

California clouds spending data

Transparency of its public spending practices by this state’s government is sadly lacking, according to the California Public Interest Research Group (CPIRG). In an annual report, “Following the Money 2013: How States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending... (Continue reading)