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April 17, 2017
Assembly Bill 805 - Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste
By Eddie Sprecco, Chief Executive Officer
The worst example of "Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste" legislation in 2017 is Assembly Bill 805, by, you guessed it, Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher..... After reporting by the Voice of San Diego, the SANDAG board, which is made up of locally elected officials, launched an investigation into tax revenue estimates done by staff. This investigation is ongoing and, to be sure, some heads are going to roll. The SANDAG board is looking at ways to strengthen the ongoing audits already required under the law to make sure these problems are caught more quickly.
Strengthen the oversight - that's great - we all want to make sure taxpayers dollars are spent wisely. But, is that enough for Lorena? No! Good government measures don't help her cronies! So, Lorena introduced AB 805 - a cynical piece of legislation to consolidate power where her friends are...more...