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The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

The buck stops here? Oxnard Treasurer says he struggles to be allowed to do his job

By George Miller Oxnard had horrible financial records. This is not just a matter of opinion, but is documented by multiple outside financial and operational auditors, as well as statements by the City Manager and key staff.  Based on a recent audit, things are much better now, but there are still major problems. The Treasurers’s election race last […]

Concealed Transparency: Legislature Tries to Fool the Public Again

Concealed Transparency: Legislature Tries to Fool the Public Again

Strong Crypto: An Offer in Compromise for President Obama

Strong Crypto: An Offer in Compromise for President Obama

. . By Thomas L. Knapp For months, US president Barack Obama played coy on the developing controversy over law enforcement bureaucrats’ demands that American tech innovators be required to build “back doors” into their products. That changed on March 11. In a talk at the Austin, Texas SXSW Interactive festival, Obama warned against “an […]

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Oxnard activist requests city finances audit letter, suggests cover-up

Oxnard activist requests city finances audit letter, suggests cover-up

By George Miller Oxnard activist and 2014 mayoral candidate Lawrence (“Larry”) Paul Stein today emailed a letter to City Clerk Daniel Martinez and City Manager Greg Nyhoff, requesting access to and public exposure of the auditor’s “management letter” accompanying the audit, but not so far made public. Letter text: To: Daniel Martinez, Greg Nyhoff Cc: Lyn.Bennett Sent: Sun, […]

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

Study: CA ranks last in spending transparency

By Steve Miller