The Irvine City Council has voted 3-2 to remain part of the troubled Orange County Power Authority (OCPA).
Tomorrowland: The Future of Whistleblower and Lobbying Reform in Anaheim
While the efforts look great on paper, the issue of why Anaheim even needs whistleblowers still isn’t being fully addressed – Disney’s financial influence on city council races.Felipa 10/26/2023 - 2:39 PM
A Councilwoman's Secret Breast Enhancement Could Lead to New Ethics Rules in El Monte
Brittany M. 08/05/2021 - 9:46 AM
An El Monte councilwoman is under fire for failing to report $1,100 from a lobbyist that was put toward her breast augmentation surgery.
These Twitter-famous mayors are changing the way electeds use social media
The group includes Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Compton’s Aja Brown, Culver City’s Alex Fisch, and West Hollywood’s Lindsey Horvath.Brittany M. 03/09/2021 - 4:55 AM
Some Local Governments Are Suspending Public Records Requests in Response to Coronavirus
They do so at great legal risk.Brittany M. 04/02/2020 - 5:33 AM
Lynwood Councilwoman Faces Scrutiny Over Ties to Marijuana Industry
An L.A.Times report reveals Aide Castro was profiting from the pot industry while pushing for commercial cannabis on the dais.Brittany M. 04/29/2019 - 8:53 PM
Kings Games and Black Panther Tix: Soda Inc. Spends Big to Influence Lawmakers
Brittany M. 04/24/2019 - 6:38 PM
When it comes to discouraging lawmakers from raising taxes on sugary drinks, Big Soda sure know how to sweeten the pot.
Bill Introduced Giving FPPC Enforcement Power over Government Entities
Andreas 04/16/2019 - 10:37 AM
A new assembly bill aims to give the FPPC enforcement authority over local agencies and public officials. Will this change the way ballot measure campaigns are conducted?
L.A.’s Ethics Commission Has Changed Its Tune on Developer Donations
Brittany M. 02/28/2019 - 4:44 AM
A corruption probe involving more than a dozen city officials will do that, I guess.
Inglewood’s Decision to Destroy Scores of Police Records Rattles Civil Rights Advocates
Brittany M. 01/02/2019 - 7:36 AM
The decision came just weeks before a new law would have required making them available to the public.