The state political watchdog has opened an investigation into donations solicited by Supervisor Andrew Do for statues at Mile Square Park. The investigation was sparked by a complaint from one of Do’s opponents in the race for his supervisorial seat.
Auditor Controller Eric Woolery, after a meeting with the county’s top lawyer, has decided to allow payments to go forward for questionable mass mailers sent by supervisors Andrew Do and Lisa Bartlett. However, the state Fair Political Practices Commission is still considering whether to launch a formal review.
The Fair Political Practices Commission’s investigation of Councilwoman Christina Shea follows a Voice of OC article about Shea’s attempts to fast-track construction plans at City Hall for her consulting client, KIA Motors.
The latest revelation regarding a controversial deal between the Rancho Santiago Community College District and Saudi Arabia is that district officials’ travel to the Middle-Eastern kingdom was likely paid for by a Saudi company or the Saudi government.
The Fair Political Practices Commission found Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido violated several state laws related to a property swap with a city contractor. But the finding creates a possible loophole for politicians regarding gifts.