Santana: Public Wins, Politicians Lose on Secrecy in OC

Publisher Norberto Santana Jr. writes that Orange County supervisors should reimburse local taxpayers for the more than $120,000 in legal fees they just had to pay Voice of OC after losing a public records lawsuit. It likely won’t be the last time the courts are needed to pry public records loose and Santana says Voice of OC will stay on the case.

Spitzer Wahoo Documents Released

County Supervisor Todd Spitzer’s emails and Op-ed about handcuffing an evangelist while armed at a Wahoo’s on Good Friday 2015, are released as a result of a successful Voice of OC public records lawsuit.

8 Hot Debates to Watch This Week

Orange County could take a major step toward establishing a homeless shelter, and the deputy sheriff’s labor deal comes to a vote.

County Settles With Voice of OC, Yields Documents

Voice of OC resolved its long-running public records lawsuit with the county of Orange Friday and received a trove of documents that detail aspects of the “culture of fear” that many report inside county government.