A February cyber attack on Orange County Transportation Authority servers resulted in the total shutdown of email, voicemail and numerous other services. Officials kept the attack secret, which could be a violation of the state’s open meetings law.
The Orange County Water District’s Board of Directors has several committees that meet outside of public view. And several of them appear to be doing so illegally, according to open government expert Terry Francke.
Council members violated the law by meeting secretly to approve a costly lobbying contract, according to open government advocates. While not admitting wrongdoing, the council promised Monday to not break the law in the future.
City officials didn’t properly notify the public that the city council would be considering a $17,000 performance bonus for City Manager David Cavazos, according to the state’s leading open government expert.
Based on a technicality, the city manager decided not to agendize Mayor Tom Tait’s request to discuss restoring a widely supported council districts map. Tait and his allies say the denial is “outrageous.”
The Fair Political Practices Commission won’t be investigating trips to Saudi Arabia by officials of the Rancho Santiago Community College District that were paid for by a Saudi company and the district’s foundation