Democrat Bill Would All But Abolish California Citizens’ Rights to Public Documents



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Democrats’ demand Trump make public his tax returns and every email, letter, memo and whisper he ever uttered.  On the other hand California Democrats are looking to protect.   They prefer to protect the corruption of government.  IN the case of SB 615 it is supposed to be about protecting cops.  Read it carefully.  It protects every corrupt deal made by Guv Brown, Mayor Garcetti and the connection between lobbyists and government.

“Under SB 615, however, fees would only be awarded in the impossible-to-meet-standard of a “knowing and willful” violation of the law. So, for example, a government official who responds to a request by saying, “I know state law requires a response within 10 days, but I am choosing to ignore that and will respond to you whenever I feel like it,” would qualify. For all other violations, the requester would be forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars in order to exercise their so-called right to access government records.

In other words, SB 615 would require anyone requesting information to bear the cost of forcing the government to comply with its own transparency law.

This would allow governments to freely hide records from public view, secure in the knowledge that ordinary citizens could never bear the enormous financial burden of filing a lawsuit, at their own expense.”

SB 615 hides government corruption—why are the Democrats promoting this concept?  Because they do not believe in honest government.  If they did, they would not force workers to pay bribes to work for the government, right?

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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