We’ve gotten many awesome shoutouts and nice notes acknowledging Andrew Keatts’ work investigating SANDAG over the past year, in the wake of the news this week that SANDAG Executive Director Gary Gallegos plans to step down.
They’re so, so appreciated.
But as they say, when it rains, it pours. (See, San Diego, that’s an adage referring to a watery substance that often falls from the sky in other locales.)
By that I mean, that wasn’t the only instance this week in which a central figure in a long-running investigation of ours paid a price for his actions.
John Collins, former superintendent of Poway Unified, was charged with five felonies relating to accusations he misused funds and improperly paid himself.
As the U-T noted this week “the scandal also shows how crucial transparency is to fighting corruption. Collins might still be on the job if not for Voice of San Diego’s digging into district affairs.”