An elected city attorney brings the hope that the person in that job will serve as an independent watchdog on city government and self-serving politicians. But it comes with the risk that the person elected will be a self-serving politician him or herself.
Myrtle Cole pulled a stunt at the end of the campaign that made us sick, and we’re not going to let her take office without detailing why we have serious questions about her morals, if indeed she has any.
Late last week, a draft report from the U.S. Inspector General was leaked, revealing that the Cincinnati IRS office had used the terms “tea party” and “patriot” in a search for 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations that were abusing their tax-exempt status by being too active in election campaigns.
Is 60 dead inmates in six years a lot? If you look at the number the way the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) does, which is the same way major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control do, it is.
Let’s deal immediately with the unsightly elephant in the room: Dwayne Crenshaw, one of two candidates for the vacant City Council District 4 seat up for grabs in a May 21 special election, is backed by the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, a pro-business group often aligned with the Republican Party.
For all the effort San Diego Mayor Bob Filner put into proposing a new way to make storefront medical-marijuana dispensaries legal, and after more than three hours of public testimony on Monday, the City Council essentially ignored Filner’s proposal and reverted to a plan that failed two years ago.