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Comments by oskidoll

Enough nepotism and cronyism

Here is what the City of Chula Vista City Clerk's office webpage says about public records: Note that anyone interested in campaign disclosure reports is required to complete a written request and pay $.10 per page for them. Doesn't seem very inclined to help voters be fully informed, does it? "Public Records/Legislation The City Clerk is custodian of many public records of the City, including ordinances, resolutions, minutes of the City Council, agreements, election-related documents, Chula Vista campaign filings, statements of economic interests, and many others. Learn about the California Public Records Act How to Request Public Records: Self-Service Options Did you know you can view many City records online immediately and avoid copying fees? Click here to Browse City Clerk public records such as City Council agenda packets, meeting minutes, resolutions, and ordinances. Click here to view Building Permits 1992-current (for permits prior to 1992, please complete a Records Request Form below) Records Request Form (Click here) ***For all other requests or assistance, please complete a Records Request Form. Please include your phone number on all requests.*** Fees • ***Copies: $1.00 for the 1st page, $0.10 each additional page • State-mandated filings (statements of economic interest and campaign statements): $0.10 per page*** Exceptions Requests requiring computer programming will be charged a fee of the full cost including overhead for the time to create such document or program. Requestor will be required to provide a deposit to cover estimated costs, as calculated by City staff. Requests for these services must be made in writing. " So much for the public's access to documents that are considered public documents!
— October 23, 2014 4:13 p.m.

Enough nepotism and cronyism

Here's how the City of Sacramento serves its citizens by providing easy internet access to campaign disclosure reports. Note the info in the second paragraph about the voters being fully informed.: " To provide greater access to the public, the Sacramento City Code requires that when these groups are required to file a paper campaign disclosure statement such filing shall also be filed electronically. This provision is contained in Sacramento City Code section 2.13 related to Campaign Contribution Limits, and section 2.14 related to Campaign Spending Limits and Public Campaign Financing. To assist filers in meeting this obligation, the City of Sacramento is providing, free of charge, an Internet based electronic campaign disclosure statement filing system. ****The system is fully searchable for use by the public. This ensures that receipts and expenditures in city election campaigns are fully and truthfully disclosed, and that voters may be fully informed.**** Elected officials, candidates, and committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements with the City of Sacramento may do so through this system. (Note - a password is required for those filing electronic statements). Where Do I File? Candidates and committees (including ballot measure and independent expenditure committees) within the jurisdiction of the City of Sacramento are required to file their disclosure statements with the Office of the City Clerk. In addition to the paper filing, filers are also required to submit statements electronically." I would hope the City of Chula Vista would be just as committed to helping the public be as fully informed as possible.
— October 23, 2014 2:53 p.m.

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