Kevin Faulconer is blaming the city’s lawyers and its auditor for his public records failings. But ultimately he’s the only one stopping himself from keeping his promises.
The government is invisibly collecting data on Bluetooth equipped smartphones along roadways. It’s logical to assume this collection will expand to other public areas, and smartphones make a tantalizing tool for precise tracking.
“Not every meeting makes it onto the DA’s calendar,” a Dumanis spokesman said.
One county supervisor thinks a lack of public participation in the budget process is a good thing – it means the public trusts the county enough to sit on the sidelines.
Short answer: not that great.
San Diego officials are talking about lots of ballot propositions lately – some are around the corner, and some are years away. Here’s your guide.
Public records laws are supposed to enable people to easily access public information from local governments. But Chula Vista Police have been discouraging residents from getting information through one of the simplest, most common channels, making it harder for citizens to know what local law enforcement is doing.
Yes, some recent incidents were resolved pretty quickly – but that doesn’t negate the need to add preventative rules to the City Charter to protect access to public information.
SDPD has police body camera footage for two officer-involved shootings in recent months. It’s not making the videos public, though the department says it hasn’t made any final decisions.
Videos tend to be much bigger files than emails. But a cost estimate to store footage from police body cameras is less than what the city says it’ll cost to keep old emails.