| February 21, 2017
Whether it’s ensuring thoughtful evacuation of riverbed homeless encampments or switching out fueling contracts at John Wayne Airport, Orange County residents are increasingly challenging their government to be accountable, often on the front pages of Voice of OC. National media leaders and foundations, looking for models of civic engagement, are looking to Orange County.
| May 18, 2011
Councilman Jim Righeimer defends city action to have two-member
working groups while Councilwoman Wendy Leece demands
| May 18, 2011
City Attorney says City Council working groups were legal. Open
government advocate says get ready for a lawsuit.
| May 12, 2011
Open government watchdog says meetings of two-member City
Council working groups, one of which developed outsourcing plan,
| November 17, 2010
An attorney with a First Amendment advocacy group will send
letters to the cities demanding an end to ongoing email
| November 11, 2010
A sampling of cities’ email policies shows widespread
inconsistencies in retention rules. First Amendment advocates say
many cities are violating California’s Public Records Act.
| October 22, 2010
Recent cases illustrate the curious relationship our armed
services sometimes have with freedom of speech.
| October 7, 2010
Unlike virtually every city across Orange County, Santa Ana
starts its regular meetings in closed session, leaving residents in
the dark as to when the public meetings even begin.
| September 22, 2010
An election-year suggestion for those who seek public
| September 16, 2010
Anaheim City Council just passed a new hotel room tax that means
millions for promoting tourism. But along with the money come open
government requirements that tourism execs seem clueless about.