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In Oakland, an Orwellian approach to transparency

Monday, November 28, 2011

imageWhen did BANG reporter Thomas Peele realize his public records request for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s and City Administrator Deanna Santana’s emails and text messages during the Occupy Oakland hubbub was in trouble? Pretty much as soon as the city’s “open government coordinator” wrote back to say how committed she was to transparency, he writes. A month later, he’s received squat from Quan and Santana. Ditto for interim police chief Howard Jordan. Peele’s assessment:

. . . Mayor Jean Quan's failures to be transparent stink like the rotting hay that Occupy protesters spread all over Frank H. Ogawa Plaza for a month.

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