Bakersfield City Council members could have saved taxpayers thousands of dollars in lawyers and staff costs if they had just agreed to “cure and correct” their alleged Brown Act violation and hold a full public revote on the PACE program last year.
Jimmy Yee’s records detail extensive contact with Kern County officials and point strongly in the direction of a public records act violation and state-prohibited “serial” meetings.
As the District Attorney starts her probe, we encourage her to ensure that any money from the now-infamous “political cover” grant application by the Bakersfield Association of Realtors (BAR) was used properly.
What are Bakersfield council members still hiding about their coordination with realtor lobbyists?
Despite Being a Signatory to Kim Schaefer’s “Political Cover” Grant Application, State Realtor Lobby Refuses to Give Up a Single Record of Its Lobbyist’s Communications on Issue
The City and County have failed to meet some of our lawful records requests, forcing us to turn to subpoenas to enforce public access to understand how public policy decisions were reached.
If Kern County CA responded to our records request accurately, then the only record of Zack Scrivner actively seeking information about PACE was from Tammy Engel.
Our complaint to Calif. Fair Political Practices Commission Asks for Investigation of Mayor Peggy Breeden After City Attorney Ignores Questions
Possible Financial Conflict of Interest in PACE Vote Raises Questions In the eight years we’ve been asking questions about the ethical conduct of dozens of government officials and the influence of lobbyists and corporate managers, we’ve never come across a response quite like the one we received on October 30, 2017, from City of Ridgecrest’s… Read more »
Ms. Radsick likes to refer to herself as a “local realtor” when she lobbies government officials. But, in fact, she is a director of the National Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors.